Biochemistry, M.Sc. | University of Cologne | Köln, Germany
24 months
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The Master of Science in Biochemistry program from University of Cologne is research-oriented. The successful completion of the two-year program will lead to the award of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree.


The programme

With the Master of Science in Biochemistry program from University of Cologne students will acquire a strong background in basic biochemical science and in modern Life Science research practice, which will prepare them well for many careers both in academia and applied environments.

The study program contains eight modules. They are divided into: Acvanced Modules, Specialization Modules, and the Master Thesis & Defense Module.

In the first year of the program students choose up to three Subject Modules of their preference, thereof two have to be in Biochemistry and one can be in general.

The second year of the program is dedicated to research. It includes another Laboratory Module and the Project Proposal Module, where questions, concepts and methods applied on the Master project are delineated.

The program is completed by a six-months' research project that will be written up in a Master's thesis and presented in a colloquium.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neurobiochemistry
  • Cryo EM
  • Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration
  • Posttranslational Regulation
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Advanced Light Microscopy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's certificate (or equivalent) in Biochemistry or a similar biochemical study program, in natural sciences where at least 180 credit points have been achieved and the final grade is at least "good" (i.e. 2,5) or better.
  • At least 36 credit points (ECTS) of 180 have to be achieved in basic or advanced biochemical courses, laboratory trainings or the bachelor thesis. Subject areas which can be credited are modules in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, protein engineering, environmental biochemistry, bioenergetics, or metabolism.
  • Submission of a complete set of application documents and forms which are listed and provided by the application portals.

Tuition Fee

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The UoC does not charge any tuition fees. However a semester fee has to be paid each semester/6 months and amounts to 309,15 €.

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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