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. 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.
The Master’s degree in Biochemistry from University of Zurich is the professional qualification for research activities in the life sciences.
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- Master's thesis, 6-months research project
- Biochemistry: An Overview
- Protein crystallography and electron microscopy
- 18 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 37 other Masters in Biology in Switzerland
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.
International1360 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEA1360 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
- Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester
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