Capitalizing on the city’s unique research landscape consisting of several universities and of research institutes from the Max-Planck, Helmholtz and Leibniz Societies, we offer a vigorous biochemical training in all modern areas of biochemistry. The program in Biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin offers an excellent theoretical and practical training that thoroughly prepares graduates for a further career in the life sciences.
A bachelor’s degree in biochemistry or a related field is a prerequisite to enter the Master’s program and should demonstrate a sufficient level of theoretical and practical training. All courses are held in English and comprise a basic lecture series covering major aspects of current biochemical research from a broad range of fields.
The practical course work comprises methods modules of 2-4 weeks that convey in-depth knowledge of particular methods in the areas of structural biology, molecular biology or molecular medicine. Further on, individual 9 week projects are performed in groups within the department or in one of the many affiliated laboratories. Many students perform one of these lab rotations abroad to gain international research experience; scholarships are available to support and encourage such projects. A Master's thesis of six months performed in a selected research group completes the studies.
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- Advanced X-ray crystallography
- Biological NMR spectroscopy
- Quantitative fluorescence microscopy
- Biophysical methods
- Protein engineering
- Nucleic acid technology
- 24 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 64 other Masters in Biology in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry or an equivalent degree with credits in biochemistry that correspond to the bachelor’s program in biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin.
- With certain restrictions, it is possible to complete the master’s degree program by taking classes solely in English. The necessary English language skills must as a rule be proven by exam results.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Students do not pay any tuition fees. However, the university charges a semester fee (app. 300 Euro per semester)
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.