Building on their existing knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology, students in the M.Sc. The biochemistry program will learn to apply methodical approaches to the analysis of biomolecules and cellular functions on molecular levels. The focus will be placed on concepts and methods from the fields of bioinformatics, biophysics, chemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology.
Students may choose three of the following modules: Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology. In addition, the M. Sc. Biochemistry offers a great deal of practical work and independent projects. This gives students the chance to design and conduct scientific research as well as to document and present their results orally and in writing (particularly in English).
For this master's program, you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or an equivalent degree that contains knowledge in molecular disciplines (Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology) of at least 60 credits (ECTS).
The final grade (CGPA) of such a degree should at least be GOOD (1.9 or better according to the German grading system). Candidates with final grades between 1.9 and 2.3 (German grading) who meet the general academic requirements, might be admitted when their application documents show particular eligibility for the program.
You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.uni-jena.de/en/msc_biochemistry
Graduates of this program will have acquired the field-specific academic techniques as well as the communication skills necessary to present the results of scientific research to the public. They may also gain international experience by spending one semester abroad. The master's program qualifies students for work in academe and allows them to pursue a Ph.D. in the areas of biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, natural material chemistry, structural biology, and cell biology either at the FSU or at other universities in Germany and abroad. Graduates are also well equipped for positions in related industries, especially biotechnology, and administrative work.