M.Sc. On Campus


Friedrich Schiller University Jena

24 months
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Building on their existing knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology, students in the M.Sc. Biochemistry programme at Friedrich Schiller University Jena will learn to apply methodical approaches to the analysis of biomolecules and cellular functions on molecular levels. 


Graduates of this Biochemistry programme from Friedrich Schiller University Jena will have acquired the field-specific academic techniques as well as the communication skills necessary to present the results of scientific research to the public.

Career opportunities

  • They may also gain international experience by spending one semester abroad. 
  • The master's programme qualifies students for work in academe and allows them to pursue a Ph.D. in the areas of biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, natural material chemistry, structural biology, and cell biology either at the FSU or at other universities in Germany and abroad. 
  • Graduates are also well equipped for positions in related industries, especially biotechnology, and administrative work.

Programme Structure

  • Students may choose three of the following modules: Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology. 
  • In addition, the M. Sc. Biochemistry offers a great deal of practical work and independent projects. 
  • This gives students the chance to design and conduct scientific research as well as to document and present their results orally and in writing (particularly in English).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Registration form
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • University entrance qualification certificate
  • Previous university degrees earned
  • Detailed transcript of records
  • Proof of relevant work experience
  • Proof of subject-specific practical experience
  • Proof of language proficiency

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  • Semester contribution € 256

Living costs for Jena

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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