M.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry & Biophysics

University of Strasbourg

24 months
256 EUR/year
256 EUR/year
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The two-years joined Master programme "Biochemistry & Biophysics" proposed by the University of Strasbourg, France, and the University of Freiburg, Germany, provides an in-depth and interdisciplinary training in biochemistry, physical chemistry, and in high-level physicochemical study and analysis methods.


The graduates of this programme ...

... will be capable of conceiving basic scientific, especially biochemical and biophysical problems. They are able to plan and execute experiments in order to answer scientific questions. Based on the knowledge obtained in a bachelor’s degree, students acquire additional skills and know-how which enables them to develop solutions even in situations where the actual methods are not sufficient. Interdisciplinary experimental and applications are considered as important tools.

... will have deepened their knowledge in biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics microbiology or applied biosciences according to the current state of research. They will be able to understand contemporary scientific publications, challenge the results of their own work and that of others and present them to an audience. The Master course Biochemistry and Biophysics is at the University of Strasbourg designed to provide graduates with the necessary basics to continue their education in a doctoral school on a high international level.

... will have been introduced to scientific research: They will be supposed to challenge scientific publications and results and handle them responsibly.

... will have acquired ethical skills regarding general and subject-related principles of righteous scientific work and good practice (avoiding plagiarism, transparent documentation of data).

... will be able to work in subjects related to biochemistry and biophysics, they will be capable of collaborating with researchers working in related fields.

The Master is structured in 4 semesters and 2 years. It offers two specialization tracks:

Students who start in Strasbourg, will take courses in Physical Chemistry during the first year. The second year will take place in Freiburg. They will do two short internships during the third semester and then write their master thesis in the fourth semester.

Students who start in Freiburg, will take courses in Biochemistry & Biophysics during the first year. The second year will take place in Strasbourg. There, they will follow specialized courses in the field of biophysics and physical chemistry and then write their master thesis during the fourth semester.

In order to strengthen the intercultural skills of students, they will attend an intercultural seminar and you will participate in a number of scientific conferences proposed by both partners. It is strongly recommended to take a language course of the partner language you master the least (French or German).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biophysics
  • Modern Spectroscopic Methods in Biophysics
  • Protein Crystallography
  • Single molecule methods
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Molecular Enzymolgy
  • Membrane Biochemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Signal Transducing Cascades

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The academic year starts in France during the first week of September 
  • The academic year starts in Germany in mid-October


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German, Partially taught in French
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This master course is addressed to students with a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) in chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry or related disciplines. Students must have sufficient specialized language skills in German and English or French and English.

The application file contains:

  • a CV
  • a motivation letter
  • diplômas
  • documents proving language skills
  • a letter of recommendation from a university professor
  • A binational commission selects according to the personal motivation of the applicant and the disciplinary and linguistic abilities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    256 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 256 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    256 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 256 EUR per year during 24 months.

The Master is supported by the French-Germany University since 2013. 

Living costs for Strasbourg

880 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


During their mobility, Students receive a mobility support from the French-German University ( and the erasmus+ program.

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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