M.Sc. Biochemistry

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
<div> <p> The Master of Science in Biochemistry provides a solid advanced training in molecular and biomolecular sciences in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, toxicology, cognitive neurosciences, immunology, endocrinology and transduction.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p>

Description of Biochemistry

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Master´s programme / Master of Science in Biochemistry

The Master in Biochemistry allows students to specialise in areas like trans-membrane trafficking and membrane biochemistry, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, cognitive neuroscience and immunology. Through this programme, students develop the methodological knowledge and experimental rigour which are essential for conducting research. The programme also provides state-of-the-art training in the area of cellular energy production. Students will master the key concepts in biochemistry from the molecular level to the cellular level in order to understand the precise mechanisms at work in cells.

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Programme outline

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Master in Biochemistry

Electives, 30 credits

Membrane Biochemistry; Trafficking and Signalling; Molecular Genetics of Development; Genetic Engineering; Bioethics; Principles of Neurobiology; Bioinformatics; Bioorganic Chemistry; Stereochemistry Analysis, etc.

Research project, 60 credits

Mobility

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master´s degree.

Career opportunities

The Master of Science in Biochemistry leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Private sector research, development and production
  • Medical research laboratories
  • Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Environmental protection
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds
  • Agro-food industry
  • Regulations and scientific patents
  • Management and sales.

Contacts

Faculty of Science: Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneve 4

Student Affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63

secretariat-etudiants-sciences@unige.ch

Academic advisor:

Mr Xavier Chillier

T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15

conseiller-etudes-sciences@unige.ch

Chemistry section:

Mr Didier Perret

T. +41 (0)22 379 31 87

Didier.Perret@unige.ch

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)
500 CHF / semester During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
Start date September  2015 Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years: 3 semesters (max. 5 semesters)

Duration full-time 15 months
Languages
  • English
  • French
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Master in Biochemistry

Electives, 30 credits

Membrane Biochemistry; Trafficking and Signalling; Molecular Genetics of Development; Genetic Engineering; Bioethics; Principles of Neurobiology; Bioinformatics; Bioorganic Chemistry; Stereochemistry Analysis, etc.

Research project, 60 credits

Requirements for Biochemistry

Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria 

A Bachelor in Biochemistry or Chemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees.

Work Experience for Biochemistry

No work experience is required.

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