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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Master

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Biochemistry, biotechnology and the associated fields are rapidly growing industrial activities. An increased demand for scientists in this field is therefore to be expected. The education is aimed to prepare you for such jobs in chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Besides being well prepared for an attractive job with this M.Sc., you can go on to take a Ph.D. at the University of Bremen or at other universities, and continue in fascinating areas of research.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.01.

Enrolment for advanced students

for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Biochemistry, biotechnology and the associated fields are rapidly growing industrial activities. An increased demand for scientists in this field is therefore to be expected. The education is aimed to prepare you for such jobs in chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Besides being well prepared for an attractive job with this M.Sc., you can go on to take a Ph.D. at the University of Bremen or at other universities, and continue in fascinating areas of research.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The occupational fields in which biochemists and molecular bioscientists work are exceptionally diverse. This is due to the central importance of this subject area in the intersection of chemistry and biosciences. The occupational field extends from basic research at universities or research institutes (eg Max-Planck-Institute) through research, development, monitoring and distribution in biotechnology to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in research, development and production. Further occupational fields are distribution of biochemical and pharmaceutical products, quality assurance, food control, management consultancy, state administration, patents or environmental authorities.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

If you have proven in the first module to be an excellent student, you can finish your education within eighteen month by working on your laboratory rotations between the terms. The education is organized in mandatory courses (first term), courses which you can select (second term), laboratory rotations (third term), and a Master Thesis (fourth term).

Major fields

You will receive a thorough education in biochemistry and molecular biology, which will expand your previous knowledge in chemistry or biology (or other related studies which you have finished with a B.Sc.).
The mandatory course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology will go beyond your present level of knowledge, and expand your background in chemistry or biology. Further modular courses will broaden and deepen the aspects of the courses taught in the first term. You will participate in the work of two different research groups, where you will gain knowledge about the scientific problems of the group, and the experimental techniques and approaches to tackle these problems. In the fourth term, you will work on your Master Thesis and defend it.

Particularities

All courses will be given in English.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.01. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe

Particularities admission

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

2 female Professors and 10 male Professors

Students

24 female students
27 male students

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Sørge Kelm
Building: NW2
E-Mail: skelm(at)uni-bremen.de
Dr. Frank Dietz
Building: NW2
E-Mail: mscbmb(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63223

Sekretariat

Sabine Limberg
Building: NW2
E-Mail: mscbmb(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63221

Studies centre

Corinna Müller-Wiegmann
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Dr. Ute Meyer
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Dr. Tobias Borrmann
Building: NW2
E-Mail: Tobias.Borrmann(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62813

Faculty secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Department secretariat

Frau Sabrina Hanschke
E-Mail: sabrina.hanschke(at)vw.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218 62801
Andrea Janthor
Building: NW2
E-Mail: janthor(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218-62801

Examination’s Board secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Status

05.11.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Biochemistry, biotechnology and the associated fields are rapidly growing industrial activities. An increased demand for scientists in this field is therefore to be expected. The education is aimed to prepare you for such jobs in chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Besides being well prepared for an attractive job with this M.Sc., you can go on to take a Ph.D. at the University of Bremen or at other universities, and continue in fascinating areas of research.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The occupational fields in which biochemists and molecular bioscientists work are exceptionally diverse. This is due to the central importance of this subject area in the intersection of chemistry and biosciences. The occupational field extends from basic research at universities or research institutes (eg Max-Planck-Institute) through research, development, monitoring and distribution in biotechnology to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in research, development and production. Further occupational fields are distribution of biochemical and pharmaceutical products, quality assurance, food control, management consultancy, state administration, patents or environmental authorities.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

If you have proven in the first module to be an excellent student, you can finish your education within eighteen month by working on your laboratory rotations between the terms. The education is organized in mandatory courses (first term), courses which you can select (second term), laboratory rotations (third term), and a Master Thesis (fourth term).

Major fields

You will receive a thorough education in biochemistry and molecular biology, which will expand your previous knowledge in chemistry or biology (or other related studies which you have finished with a B.Sc.).
The mandatory course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology will go beyond your present level of knowledge, and expand your background in chemistry or biology. Further modular courses will broaden and deepen the aspects of the courses taught in the first term. You will participate in the work of two different research groups, where you will gain knowledge about the scientific problems of the group, and the experimental techniques and approaches to tackle these problems. In the fourth term, you will work on your Master Thesis and defend it.

Particularities

All courses will be given in English.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.01. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe

Particularities admission

Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

2 female Professors and 10 male Professors

Students

24 female students
27 male students

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Sørge Kelm
Building: NW2
E-Mail: skelm(at)uni-bremen.de
Dr. Frank Dietz
Building: NW2
E-Mail: mscbmb(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63223

Sekretariat

Sabine Limberg
Building: NW2
E-Mail: mscbmb(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63221

Studies centre

Corinna Müller-Wiegmann
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Dr. Ute Meyer
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Dr. Tobias Borrmann
Building: NW2
E-Mail: Tobias.Borrmann(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62813

Faculty secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Department secretariat

Frau Sabrina Hanschke
E-Mail: sabrina.hanschke(at)vw.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218 62801
Andrea Janthor
Building: NW2
E-Mail: janthor(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218-62801

Examination’s Board secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Status

05.11.2019