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... looks into questions such as ...

  • What are the molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis?
  • How do the cells of an organism communicate?
  • Which molecules are the molecular substrates for learning and memory building?
  • Which molecular processes lead to genetic diseases?
  • How can the function of biomolecules be studied?
  • I didn't expect to enjoy my studies so much and to feel so comfortable in our faculty.

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  • A pleasant surprise were the many practical exercises. You spend one third of your degree course in the lab and conduct experiments of all kind. Not only is this great fun, but it is also a huge upside when compared with other degree courses or universities.

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  • Understanding biochemical processes and applying that knowledge in the lab – this is what I enjoy most about my discipline!

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  • I wanted to find answers to questions such as: Do I really lose weight with diet products? and Are clothes washed with Persil really whiter?. This degree programme helped me to do so!

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Biochemistry, Bachelor 1 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

practical courses make up almost fifty per cent of the biochemistry degree, and it is the link shared by all life sciences, integrating expertise and skills across all natural sciences.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • an inquisitive mind
  • creativity
  • an interest in natural and life-science phenomena


  • practical and theoretical experimental work and acquiring techniques and methods for both the scientific discourse and the hands-on experimental approach, with the aim of gaining new insights and developing new problem-solving strategies

struggle through:

  • lectures, exams
  • exercises, seminars, mandatory lectures
  • and, most importantly, work experiences (general internships and lab internships)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in postgraduate degree courses
  • in science editing
  • in science magazine publishing
  • in governmental regulatory authorities (e.g. food inspection agencies)

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Mathematics for Natural and Engineering Science Students
Start: The end of September

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is optional.
Duration: Lab practicals are done during the entire degree course: 41 per cent of the degree course (41 per cent of the 180 credit points)

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Ralf Trippe
Building, Room: NC 6/167
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28240
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Chemie / Biochemie
Building, Room: NC 03/34
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25287
Website Fachschaft


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