Biochemistry - Master of Science (MSc)
The Master’s programme in Biochemistry in Ulm is highly diversified both in research and teaching. Its strong focus on research and application warrants a purposeful professional qualification and provides a great basis for further academic qualifications (e.g. a doctoral degree).
Master of Science (MSc)Type of study
- next summer semester: 01.04.2020
- next winter semester: 01.10.2020
- German and English
- restricted (for further information see 'Application')
120Standard period of study (semester)
More about the course
The programme comprises courses in Biology, Chemistry, Biophysics and Medicine. It also offers a choice of minor subjects like Biometrics, Pharmacology/Toxicology or Virology. Compulsory elective modules provide specialised knowledge. Your Master’s thesis will teach you how to conduct independent academic work.
The following information is mostly only available in German because the teaching language of the course is German. Students who want to participate in the programme need to proof their language proficiency.
This programme is only offered in German language.
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The study programme Biochemistry has admission restrictions. You can find further information here under 'General' or under 'Biochemistry' for information specific to the master’s programme Biochemistry.
Study objectives and contents
Unique features of the study course
The Ulm University's master course Biochemistry equally covers scientific research and professional practice. This attribute ensures a solid professional qualification as well as it provides the basis for further scientific qualifications (e.g. doctoral studies). The study includes courses from biology, chemistry, biophysics and medicine. Additionally, minor topics like biometrics, pharmacology/toxicology or virology may be elected. Special subjects are taught in compulsory elective lectures; and finally the students learn to work independently on a scientific question in a master thesis.
Graduates of the master course Biochemistry ...
- ... are able to elaborate on scientific questions from the field of biochemistry on the basis of known technologies and document their results (in writing and oral presentation) in accordance with the Guidelines of Research Integrity and Good Scientific Practice.
- ... are able to present research projects in the scientific context and to discuss their methods and approaches in the broader scientific community.
- ... have learned common methods of literature research, data administration and data processing.
- ... have acquired soft skills like team-work, intercultural capacities and adequate time-management.
In the Studyplan you can see the compulsory and elective modules.
- Compulsory modules from molecular biology, chemistry und biophysics
- Elective modules with regard to industry / pharmaceutical research
- Elective modules from molecular biology / chemistry
- Elective modules from biochemistry
- Biological / medical minor topic
Here you can find all modules offered in the Biochemistry Master at Ulm University.
Institutes involved in the Biology Master Program belong to Bioscience, Chemistry and Physics. Here you can inform yourself about current publications and ongoing research.
Die Welt wächst zusammen - das gilt auch und vor allem für die Wissenschaft. Um den Anforderungen des Arbeitsmarktes gerecht zu werden, wird ein Studienaufenthalt an einer ausländischen Hochschule immer wichtiger. Als Student an der Uni Ulm haben Sie die Möglichkeit, sich für ein oder zwei Auslandssemester an zahlreichen Universitäten - sowohl europaweit im Rahmen des ERASMUS+ Programms als auch an außereuropäischen Unis - zu bewerben. Auch können Auslandspraktika gefördert werden. Eine weitere Möglichkeit ins Ausland zu kommen besteht im Rahmen der Abschlussarbeit.
Weitere Informationen können beim International Office eingeholt werden.
Abschlussarbeit im Ausland
Information for students
Current information about examinations, study plans and other topics relevant for matriculated students can be found on the web page of the Department of Biology.
Holding the master degree in Biochemistry, graduades acquired competences to work independently in various fields of biochemistry. Important occupational fields are e.g.
- medical-pharmaceutial research,
- and quality control / management in food industry.
In addition, the master degree gives you the opportunity for doctoral studies after which you find occupational fields
- in the industry,
- in universities,
- in research institutes,
- in administration,
- as well as a freelancer.
In the seminar "Perspektiven in den Biowissenschaften" Ulm's alumni talk about their careers (usually German language only).
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