24 months
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Graduates of the Biochemistry program at University of Iceland possess significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of biochemistry.


Graduates of the Biochemistry program at University of Iceland are able to:

  • design, organize, develop and execute experiments in the laboratory bearing in mind the technical, logistical, safety and ethical considerations.
  • write a research plan or a grant application.
  • describe and explain the basis and limitations of the methods most commonly used in biochemical research.
  • formulate new hypotheses concerning their own research topic.
  • discuss science in a commercial context, understands the nature and function of small and medium sized enterprises, multidisciplinary research, ways of applying research licensing, the establishment of start-up companies, the assessment of market potential and the financing and areas of emphasis in research and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Current topics in Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Literature Study for the Master's Degree in Biochemistry
  • Research in molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Enzyme Chemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BS degree or equivalent with minimum average grade of 6.5. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary course requirements before starting the actual MS programme. Before an application for MS studies is approved a supervisor from the Faculty of Chemistry has to be secured to supervise the MS project.
  • All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  • Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. 

Tuition Fee

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The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is ISK 75,000. (aprox. 540 euros or 576 USD)

Living costs for Reykjavik

178929 - 290400 ISK /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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