Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Bremen ,
Biochemistry, biotechnology and the associated fields are rapidly growing industrial activities. An increased demand for scientists in this field is therefore to be expected. The education is aimed to prepare you for such jobs in chemical and pharmaceutical industry
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Besides being well prepared for an attractive job with this M.Sc., you can go on to take a Ph.D. at the University of Bremen or at other universities, and continue in fascinating areas of research.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

The graduation enables / authorizes you to take on (promotion) studies for a doctorate.

All courses will be given in English.


Our master programme is accredited by the accreditation body ACQUIN until 30th September 2016.

Programme Structure

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

If you have proven in the first module to be an excellent student, you can finish your education within eighteen month by working on your laboratory rotations between the terms. The education is organized in mandatory courses (first term), courses which you can select (second term), laboratory rotations (third term), and a Master Thesis (fourth term).

Area foci/ modules for advanced specialisation

You will receive a thorough education in biochemistry and molecular biology, which will expand your previous knowledge in chemistry or biology (or other related studies which you have finished with a B.Sc.)

The mandatory course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology will go beyond your present level of knowledge, and expand your background in chemistry or biology. Further modular courses will broaden and deepen the aspects of the courses taught in the first term. You will participate in the work of two different research groups, where you will gain knowledge about the scientific problems of the group, and the experimental techniques and approaches to tackle these problems. In the fourth term, you will work on your Master Thesis and defend it.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.

Tuition Fee

The University of Bremen does NOT charge a tuition fee.Tuition is free for all students.

Registration as a student: 282.76 Euro for the winter semester of 2015/2016. This will cover your registration as a student, public transport within Bremen and its surroundings, and reduced prices at the student refectory.


With regard to the M. Sc. program we regret to inform you that there are no scholarships for studies at the University of Bremen. Please note that the education is offered free of charge.There are no tuition or examination fees.

Students who are in need of financial support usually take up a part-time job. With a student visa to Germany you are entitled to work 74 hours per month.

Furthermore you can contact the following organisations who grant scholarships to qualifying students:

  • DAAD
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
  • GIZ- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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