The master's degree in biochemistry at Heinrich Heine University builds on a previous successful bachelor's degree in biochemistry. The course is research-oriented with an emphasis on the characterization and application of enzymes.

Good bachelor graduates with solid foundations in biochemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry are offered a research-oriented specialization. The focus is on researching the structure and function of enzymes using modern molecular biological, biochemical and biophysical methods and their application in biotechnology.


The master's degree in "Biochemistry" leads to the professional qualification Master of Science (MSc) in 4 semesters. The first three semesters are divided equally between compulsory and elective modules. The fourth semester is intended for the master's thesis.


The course is admission-free and requires “proof of special aptitude” (application and aptitude assessment take place directly at Heinrich Heine University). It is possible to start studies in the summer and winter semesters.


Graduates have the knowledge and ability to independently recognize and solve complex problems at the current interfaces between chemistry and biology. They are able to demonstrate their scientific qualifications in a doctorate and are suitable to take on management tasks in medical-pharmaceutical research, biotechnology and the food industry as well as at universities, research institutes or in public administration.

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