Biochemistry, M.Sc.

Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (ARWU) ,
Biochemistry is a scientific discipline at the interface of chemistry and biology. Biochemistry attempts to describe, reconstruct and even furhter develop, on a chemical and physical level, molecular processes occuring in living nature.

About

The results of research in biochemistry help understand molecular causes of diseases on an atomic and quantitative level.

Pharmaceutical research and development build up on fundamental biochemical findings. But, results of biochemical research are furthermore found in biotechnology, in envirnmental protection, in nutrition industry, and very likly in informatics in the near future. And, gradually biochemistry will become a key area when chemical processes have to be rendered less harmful to the environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structural Biology
  • Protein Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

The following academic degrees exempt the holder from having to pass any further examinations for admission to the a Master’s degree course:

  • A Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich, whereby the Faculty determines which types of the Bachelor's degree are required for admission to the respective Master's degree courses.
  • Corresponding degrees of Swiss and foreign universities which are generally recognized by the Faculty, or recognized by subject. In terms of paragraph 1, such degrees are reviewed according to the stipulations of § 3 of the Bologna guideline of the Swiss University Conference.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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