Master On Campus


Sapienza University of Rome

24 months
2924 EUR/year
2924 EUR/year
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The Biochemistry program at the Sapienza University of Rome places Biochemistry, as common thread of biological molecular processes, at the very centre of the students’ educational path, making it the interpretative key of their future professional and working approach.


Degree Programme

The aim of the Biochemistry program at the Sapienza University of Rome is to create a professional figure that operates at the interface between Biology and Chemistry, in applied and basic research, and for the production of goods and services. Biochemistry as a subject of study is present in a number of Italian university courses, however this is the very first Master’s Degree programme in Italy which focuses on this discipline and has unique characteristics compared to other Biotechnologies programmes. The use of English as teaching language is aimed at promoting incoming and outgoing international mobility. The degree programme provides in-depth theoretical knowledge of the main fields of Biochemistry, biochemical methodologies and biotechnologies, as well as a solid practical preparation, thanks to the presence of laboratory classes. Teaching activities are integrated with seminars delivered by specialists from public and private research institutions and from industry.

Practical skills will be further developed during the laboratory placement, aimed at the preparation of the experimental thesis, which can be carried out in academia or in public and private research institutions. Graduates in Biochemistry will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in further studies such as specialisation courses and Ph.D. programmes, and in several work contexts. The main employment opportunities concern roles of responsibility in the fields of research, production of goods and marketing in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and agri-food industries, with particular attention to those oriented towards sustainable biotechnological processes, which will offer greater employment opportunities in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Cellular Biochemistry
  • Structure and Function of Macromolecules
  • Microorganism and Plant Biochemistry
  • Physiopathology and Pharmacology
  • Bioinformatics and Data Handling

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree in Biotechnologies (L-2 Class), in Biological Sciences (L-13 Class) or in the corresponding classes activated in compliance with Ministerial Decree of November 3, 1999, no. 509; or degree in other classes and at least 72 ECTS acquired altogether
  • Candidates holding a foreign degree may be admitted to the interfaculty master’s degree programme in Biochemistry if they have achieved at least a three-year bachelor’s degree in the sectors of biological sciences or biotechnologies and have a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics
  • A good knowledge of written and spoken English (at least B-2 level according to the CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is mandatory

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2924 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2924 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2924 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2924 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1450 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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