Here you can find basic information about studying biochemistry at our institute.
The Information posted here do not replace the official regulations for exams and studys, that are legally binding and contain more detaild information.
Application for M. Sc. Biochemistry
- The master program M.Sc. Biochemistry is only in part taught in English. A language knowledge in German equal to an European C1-level is needed for an application.
- Study places are allocated in accordance with the allocation regulations (selection statutes).
- A language knowledge in English equal to B1 is required (corresponds to a minimum of a 5-year education in english language)
- The application for the M.Sc. Biochemistry is done via the central ONLINE PORTAL for aptitude test and study place.
- As a rule, the aptitude test is not an on-site test, but a test of the submitted documents regarding the fit of the contents of the previous studies according to the aptitude test regulations.
Studying at our Institute
Internal modules (M. Sc. Biochemitry)
- In the M. Sc. Biochemistry the focus (Molecular Biochemistry/Bioanalytics, Biotechnology/Environmental Biochemistry or Biomedicine) is freely selectable. Module places are allocated according to the available capacity.
- To enable compliance with the study regulations (3 institute-internal elective modules in the focus), these are assigned with the highest priority. Only then will additional elective modules be assigned according to the prioritization in TOOL. When enrolling modules in the 1st semester, please note that the allocation of 2 intra-institutional modules in the 2nd semester cannot be guaranteed.
Elective and SQ-Modules (6. semester B.Sc. Biochemistry)
With the elective and SQ modules in the 6th semester of B. Sc. Biochemistry, a total of 15 credit points (LP) must be achieved (in addition to the compulsory module "Pharmaceutical Chemistry" and the Bachelor thesis). This can be done by different variants of taking elective modules (WPF) with 5 LP each as well as subject-related and interdepartmental SQ-module with 5-10 LP. This results in the following variants:
|No.||Biochemical elective module||Possible Combinations|
|1||Biochemical elective module (5 LP)||Interfaculty SQ-Module (10 LP)|
|2||Biochemical elective module (5 LP)||Biochemical elective module (5 LP)||Interfaculty SQ-Module (5 LP)|
|3||Biochemical elective module (5 LP)||Interfaculty SQ-Modulel (5 LP)||Interfaculty SQ-Module (5 LP)|
|4||Biochemical elective module (5 LP)||Subject-related SQ-module "English" (if not taken in 2nd Sem.) (5 LP)||Interfaculty SQ-Module (5 LP)|
|5||Biochemical elective module (5 LP)||Subject-related SQ11 module "Digit. Informationsv." (if not taken in 2nd Sem.) (5 LP)||Interfaculty SQ-Module (5 LP)|
Only modules from the central list of interfaculty SQ modules can be taken as interfaculty SQ modules! The SQ11 module "Digital Information Processing" cannot be taken as a cross-faculty SQ module, since it counts separately as a subject-related SQ module for biochemistry.
Since the central cross-faculty SQ modules are usually assigned later, an elective module can be subsequently deregistered if an SQ module with 10 LP is assigned.
Studying abroad during 3. semester M.Sc. Biochemistry
A semester abroad can be completed in the 3rd semester. In order to comply with the standard period of study, however, it is necessary that the compulsory module "Scientific Work" (intended for the 3rd semester) is already taken in the 1st semester, as there are no credit possibilities for this through modules from foreign universities. Please register additionally for this module in TOOL in the area for the 3rd semester!
Gerneral infrormation about a stay abroad
Are you interested in a stay abroad during your studies? Here you can find more information:
You can also get advice on a semester abroad from Prof. Dr. T. Pompe.
Laboratory practical course (3. semester M. Sc. Biochemistry)
The laboratory practical course in the 3rd semester of M. Sc. Biochemistry must be carried out in a research group of the Institute of Biochemistry.
The pre-registration for the places in the corresponding working groups takes place after announcement ("Schwarzes Brett", approx. July/August) via a list in the secretary's office of Prof. Mörl (Brüderstr. 34). To do this, you apply for free places in the working groups and the working group leaders confirm your successful application in the secretary's office of Prof. Mörl.
The official module registration takes place at the beginning of the semester via TOOL.
Exceptions to this are internships abroad within the framework of the Erasmus program.
Alternative internships abroad can only be recognized as laboratory internships after confirmation by a professor of the Institute of Biochemistry.
Bachelor and Master thesis
The topics for Bachelor and Master theses are provided by the Institute of Biochemistry. In addition, lecturers who are involved in the teaching of B.Sc. or M.Sc. biochemistry as module leaders can submit up to two biochemically relevant topics per module offered for topic allocation in mid-December of each year.
The publication of the topics for Bachelor's and Master's theses subsequently confirmed by the Institute of Biochemistry and the examination board is announced on the "bulletin board" and usually takes place in mid-January. The topics are then available in the secretary's office of Prof. Mörl (Brüderstr. 34).
You apply in the working groups for free topics and the working group leaders confirm your successful application in the secretary's office of Prof. Mörl.
In order to start the work, the topic must be formally registered at the beginning of the semester in the examination office using the appropriate form. The work may only be started after the official confirmation of the topic issue by the examination office.
Oral Presentation of your Master thesis (4. semester M. Sc. Biochemistry)
After confirmation of the registration of the master thesis by the examination office, the lectures on the master thesis will be held in the middle of the processing period of the master thesis (July in the summer semester, February in the winter semester). The dates will be announced in due time (about one month before) on the "Schwarzes Brett".
You can give the lectures in German or English.