The Life Science programme of the University of Konstanz is an interdisciplinary study programme. In addition to the focus areas of classical biology and chemistry it includes the following areas: biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, immunology, pharmacology and medicine. Biology focus areas are: biochemistry, biochemical pharmacology, biophysics, molecular genetics, immunology, microbiology and cell biology. Chemistry focus areas are: biochemical and biophysical analytics, bioorganic chemistry, cellular chemistry, proteomics as well as carbohydrate, protein and nucleic acids chemistry.
Why study Life Science at Konstanz?
The courses of the Master's Programme in Life Science are research-oriented and in many cases you will participate in current research projects of the department. This way you will systematically be introduced to international research methods and the international research level in the areas of life science, i.e. the molecular-oriented areas of biology and the bioorganic or biomolecular-analytical oriented areas of chemistry.
As the number of students accepted into this study programme is restricted, you will enjoy an exceptionally good student-staff ratio. Your lecturers are researchers from the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biology and include multiple award-winning and internationally oriented scientists.
As a graduate you will be prepared for a career in basic research within or outside the university context. A large variety of career possibilities open up in industry and the world of science.
Typical work areas include:
- Biotechnological or industrial research and production
- Basic research and applied research
- Quality control and patent offices
- Project management and marketing
- Environmental agencies or consulting companies
- Environmental protection
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- Advanced Organic Chemistry
- Advanced Physical Chemistry
- Biophysical Chemistry
- Biopolymer Chemistry
- Computational Chemistry
- Current Issues and Methods in Nanoscience
- 24 months
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- University (or Berufsakademie) degree in life science or a related subject with obvious links to life science. If you have not completed the bachelor's programme in Life Science, you have to document your good performance in the areas organic chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology.
- Documentation of your English language skills (minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
- If you completed your university degree in a country that did not sign the Lisbon Treaty (ETS No. 165), you will need to provide documentation of a GRE test with at least 150 points (verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning score).
International3328 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1664 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Konstanz
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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