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Masters in Biochemistry

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree is a significant step in an individual’s life since it is the first step to further career development. Even though, there are various fields of study in which graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree is not enough. One of such subjects is Biochemistry.

Since Biochemistry has a considerable influence in our everyday lives, it is of crucial importance for the Biochemists to gain knowledge along with experience through earning not only Bachelor’s Degree but also Master’s Degree or Ph.D.

It is evident that applying for a Master’s Degree program usually arises financial problems for the families, but luckily there are Biochemistry programs which are affordable or even tuition-free.

Free University of Berlin – Biochemistry M.Sc.  (Berlin, Germany)

The Free University of Berlin, which was established in 1948, is one of the leading research institutions. The university is well-known for its funding options for not only students from Germany but also for international students. Through 16 academic departments and institutes, the Free University of Berlin offers about 150 degree programs including Biochemistry.

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers 2-year tuition-free Master’s program in Biochemistry. Students will only have to pay semester fees (approximately 300 EUR/semester). Moreover, living costs for Berlin may vary from 836 EUR to 1,340 EUR per month, which include expenses for accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries.

Admission requirements for the program include having a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry (or equivalent discipline) with the courses that are compatible with the Biochemistry courses offered at Free University of Berlin. Along with that, students whose first language is not German and have not studied for their Bachelor’s degree in German must provide language exam certificate as a proof of sufficient German (DSH2) or English Skills (IELTS 5.0; TOEFL: Paper 500, Computer 170, Internet 80).

The program comprehends 2-4 weeks of theoretical studies for an in-depth understanding of particular methods, 9-week projects which are carried out in groups within particular departments or laboratories, and Master’s thesis of 6 months performed in specific research groups. Furthermore, students with outstanding academic performance can pursue their Ph.D. directly after the 3rd semester without completing the Master’s thesis.

University of Stavanger – Biological Chemistry M.Sc. (Stavanger, Norway)

The University of Stavanger was founded in 2005. It comprises 13 departments and 2 National Research Centers along with the Museum of Archeology. Faculty of Science and Technology consists of several departments, one of which is the Department of Chemistry, Bioscience, and Environmental Technology. The department offers a Master’s degree program in Biological Chemistry (Biochemistry).

The University of Stavanger offers a tuition-free program which continues for 2 years. The only expenses that the students are responsible for include accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. These living costs for Stavanger are estimated to be between 1,083 EUR and 1,640 EUR per month.

Admission requirements for Master’s program in Biological Chemistry include a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry or a related discipline with at least 90 ECTS credits in Chemistry and Molecular Biology or Biology and 10 ECTS credits in Mathematics, Statistics, or Calculus. Moreover, for English language requirements applicants must have the certificate with a minimum required score of 80 in TOEFL iBT, 550 in TOEFL PBT, and 6.0 in IELTS.

During the first semester, students will attend theoretical classes in Biophysical Chemistry and Modern Analytical Instrumentation and laboratory course in Molecular Biology. After the first semester, students will opt for either Molecular Biology or Chemistry.

University of Oslo – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Oslo, Norway)

The Royal Frederick University was established in 1811 and is the oldest university in Norway. The name was changed to the University of Oslo in 1939. The university incorporates 8 faculties which comprise various departments including the Department of Biosciences. The department offers the Master’s program in Molecular Biosciences, which has the option to choose Biochemistry as your research area. The program grants students with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or a related field the opportunity to get a more profound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of Biochemistry.

The University of Oslo provides tuition-free Master’s program duration of which is 2 years. The only expenses that admitted students are responsible for include accommodation, public transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. These living costs for Oslo are estimated to vary from 1,205 EUR to 1,984 EUR per month.

Admission requirements include TOEFL iBT score a minimum of 90 and IELTS score a minimum of 6.5. Along with that, the academic requirement for admission is the GPA score minimum of 2.5.

The 4 semesters of the studies include theoretical courses (60 ECTS credits) and a Master’s thesis which incorporates laboratory-based research paper (60 ECTS credits).

Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Munich, Germany)

The Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich is a research university established in 1472 as the University of Ingolstadt the name of which was changed in 1802. The university comprises 18 faculties including the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy which offers a Master’s degree program in Biochemistry.

The Master’s program offered at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich is a tuition-free program which lasts for 2 years. The only expenses that the students will have to cover include a semester fee (128 EUR), a monthly contribution (62 EUR). And a basic fee for public transportation (66.5 EUR). Moreover, the students are responsible for covering the monthly expenses, which include accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. The estimated living costs for Munich vary from 1,078 EUR to 1,690 EUR.

Language requirements for the Master’s program in Biochemistry include certificates of TOEFL or IELTS test. Furthermore, perfect candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or a related discipline.

The program will grant the students the abilities and skills to conduct independent research in Biochemistry or related fields. Along with that, students will be required to complete theoretical courses along with practical research course and master thesis.

University of Iceland – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Reykjavik, Iceland)

The University of Iceland is a public research university located in Reykjavik which was founded in 1911. The university is identified as the oldest and largest higher education institution in Iceland. The university comprises 5 schools and 27 faculties. The Faculty of Physical Sciences which is a part of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences offers a Master’s degree program in Biochemistry.

The program offered at the University of Iceland is a tuition-free program with full-time studies lasting for 2 years at the second cycle of higher education. Students will be required to cover the annual registration fee along with monthly expenses (including accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries). Living costs for Reykjavik are estimated to be between 1,261 EUR and 2,046 EUR per month.

For the students to be admitted to the Master’s program in Biochemistry, they are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or related subject with a minimum average grate of 6.5. Along with that, students must have taken the language tests with a minimum score of 79 in TOEFL iBT and a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS.

Moreover, during the first year, the course will be focused on Chemistry, Biochemistry, Applied Biochemistry, Structure and Function of Proteins, and Enzyme Chemistry. Starting from the third semester, the students will be required to complete the final project, which is the master thesis.

University of Potsdam – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology M.Sc. (Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany)

The University of Potsdam is a public university located in the Berlin-Brandenburg region which was established in 1991. The university incorporates 5 faculties and 8 institutions. The Institute of Biochemistry and Biology which is identified within the Faculty of Science offers a Master’s degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The Master’s program is a tuition-free course lasting for 2 years during which the students can apply for additional funding and scholarships. Students will be responsible for covering all the living expenses, including accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. It is estimated that the monthly living costs for Potsdam vary from 690 EUR to 1,050 EUR.

Suitable candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Biology or a related discipline along with English language certificate with a minimum score of 75 in TOEFL iBT and of 5.0 in IELTS. Moreover, applicants will be required to provide filled and signed admissions application, a simple copy of a German or English language certificate, and a simple copy of diploma supplements.

The program will consist of several modules, including mandatory, orientation, and elective modules. Furthermore, the students will be required to complete the advanced research practical course and the Master’s thesis during the second year of studies.

Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Wüzburg, Germany)

The University of Würzburg which was founded in 1402, was reopened in 1582 after the brief run and closure from 1415 to 1582. The university is organized in 10 distinct faculties including the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy which offers the 2-year Master’s program in Biochemistry.

The yearly tuition fee for this 2-year course is 100 EUR. Students might also be required to pay the semester contributions each semester. Furthermore, students are responsible for paying the monthly expenses, including accommodation, public transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. Living costs for Würzburg are determined to vary from 730 EUR to 1,100 EUR per month.

The documents required for the admission application include the English language certificate in TOEFL or IELTS. Moreover, students must have the overall GPA score of B- (2.5) or higher in their Bachelor’s degree studies in Biochemistry or a related subject.

The courses will cover several aspects of Biology and Biochemistry, including RNA and Protein Biology, Structural Biology, and Molecular and Clinical Oncology. The research-oriented program offers two specializations: Molecular Life Sciences and Molecular Oncology. More importantly, the students with outstanding academic performance will be offered a “fast-track” option through which individuals can start completing the Ph.D. thesis shortly after the third semester of Master’s degree studies.

University of the Punjab – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Lahore, Pakistan)

The University of the Punjab, or Punjab University, is a public research university established in 1882. The university is identified as the fourth university to be founded by the British colonial authorities in the Indian subcontinent. Faculty of Life Sciences is one of the 13 faculties at the university. The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, which is the part of the faculty of Life Sciences offers a 2-year Master’s degree program in Biochemistry.

Admitted graduate students will be required to pay a tuition fee of approximately 240 EUR per year. Moreover, students are also responsible for covering monthly expenses, including accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. For the living costs, it is estimated that a single student needs about 187 to 253 EUR per month.

The program might require students to provide English language test certificate in TOEFL or IELTS. Furthermore, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry with any two subjects from the following list: Genetics, Pathology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology.

The Master’s program in Biochemistry will primarily focus on theoretical aspects such as Principles of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Amino Acids, Proteins, Enzymes, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Membranes, Fundamentals of Immunology, Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology. Moreover, students will be required to take laboratory courses which involve working with carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins and demonstration of general techniques used in Molecular Biology.

Middle East Technical University – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Ankara, Turkey)

Middle East Technical University, or METU, is a public technical university established in 1956. The university is generally focused on research, engineering, and natural sciences. The mission of the university is to grant students education through which excellence in research, education, and public service will be attained. Within 5 graduate schools (Graduate Schools of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Informatics, Applied Mathematics, and Marine Sciences), the university offers 107 distinct graduate programs including Master of Science in Biochemistry.

The tuition fee for the 2-year program for international applicants is 268 EUR while for native students is 46 EUR per annum. Along with that, students will be required to cover living costs, including accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. The estimated funds needed for living costs in Ankara vary from 248 EUR to 364 EUR per month.

Regarding the admission requirements, the suitable candidates must provide an English language test certificate in TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 79. Moreover, the applicants for a Master’s program in Biochemistry must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or equivalent discipline with a minimum GPA of 2.4 out of 4.0.

The program that is administered by the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Food Engineering, and Chemical Engineering is mainly focused on the following aspects of Biochemistry: Molecular Biochemistry, Chemistry, Enzyme Kinetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemical Toxicology, Molecular Genetics. The program will consist of three main elements, which are a Seminar in Biochemistry, Research Methods and Ethics, and a Master’s Thesis.

University of Geneva – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Geneva, Switzerland)

The University of Geneva was initially founded in 1559, focusing on theology and law until the 17th century. Later, the programs were extended to cover a variety of fields including Exact Sciences, Medicine, and Life Sciences. The university dominates in research-oriented fields such as Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics. Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of the university offers a 2-year (can be extended to 4 years) Master’s degree program in Biochemistry.

The tuition fee for the Biochemistry Master program is 430 EUR per semester, which is 1720 EUR in total for 2 years of studies at the university campus. Along with tuition costs, students will be responsible for covering monthly expenses for which it is estimated that an individual needs approximately 1,733 EUR to 2,566 EUR monthly.

The students are required to provide the English language test certificate from TOEFL or IELTS. In the case of non-Francophones, there is no need for giving the language proficiency test certificate. Moreover, a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a closely related subject is required.

The course will primarily focus on various topics in Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics of Development, Principles of Neurobiology, Bioinformatics, Bioorganic Chemistry, and Bioethics. During the second year of the studies, the students will be required to conduct individual research and complete the Master thesis (dissertation).

New York Medical College – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology M.Sc. (Valhalla, New York)

New York Medical College is a private university specializing in Biomedical Health Sciences. The university was established in 1860 and has been training the native and international students to promote the development of the field of public health and provide medical care to people with specialized care needs. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, which currently comprises 18 research staff and 10 graduate students, offers Master of Science degree programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology duration of which is 2 years.

The tuition fee for the program for both international and native students is 521 EUR per year. Along with that, students will be required to pay accommodation expenses and cover fees for transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. Although tuition fee is quite affordable at the New York Medical College, monthly costs for New York are quite high. It is estimated that a single person needs approximately 1,300 USD per month without rent.

The university might require English language test certificate in TOEFL or IELTS for the admission application. Moreover, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry or a closely related subject with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.

The theoretical part of the program will mainly be focused on topics from General, Medical, Advanced, and Nutritional Biochemistry, Cell Signaling, Protein Structure and Function, and Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism. Moreover, the students will be required to complete Research Rotation and Research Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During the second year of the studies, students will conduct the research and complete a Master’s Thesis.

Stellenbosch University – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Stellenbosch University is a public research university located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The university was established in 1918 and was the first African university that signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the fields of Science and Humanities. The university includes 10 faculties including the Faculty of Science which offers a variety of undergraduate programs in Biochemistry which can lead to honors, masters and doctoral programs.

The annual tuition fee for the 2-year Biochemistry Master’s program is 568 EUR. Along with tuition fees, students will be required to cover living costs, including accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. The monthly funds needed for Stellenbosch are estimated to vary from 480 EUR to 669 EUR.

Applicants must satisfy the English language requirements which include the minimum required score of 79 in TOEFL iBT or of 550 in TOEFL PBT. Moreover, students can provide an IELTS certificate with a minimum required score of 6.5. Along with that, students must have an applicable Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or a related subject.

Chosen candidates will be granted the opportunity to be involved in research through which they can gain sufficient laboratory experience. Students will also be required to complete the Master’s thesis during the second year of studies.

Ruhr University of Bochum – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Bochum, Germany)

The Ruhr University of Bochum was established in 1962 and is identified as the first public university in Germany founded after World War II. The university is one of the largest institutions in Germany. The Ruhr University of Bochum comprises 20 different faculties one of which is the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The faculty offers German citizens and international students a Master of Science program in Biochemistry.

The tuition fee for the program is 326 EUR per semester, which is 652 EUR annually. Moreover, students will have to cover monthly expenses, including accommodation costs, transportation, electricity, internet, books, and food supplies. The estimated budget for an individual for living in Bochum varies from 680 EUR to 930 EUR per month.

Applicants must have pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or a comparable discipline from German or foreign university. Furthermore, candidates must provide certification of the TOEFL or IELTS English language tests.

Regarding the information about the courses, the program will be focused on Biochemical Seminar, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry IV, Instruction in Laboratory Animal Science, and Radiation Safety in the Radionuclide Laboratory. After completing the first semester, students will be granted the opportunity to choose the areas of interest including but not limited to Membrane and Nervous System Biochemistry, Proteins in Biomedicine, Molecular Medicine, and Molecular Biochemistry of Stem Cells. Along with that, students will also be required to take several elective courses which they can choose from the courses that are offered within the program.

Georg-August University of Gottingen – Microbiology and Biochemistry, M.Sc. (Gottingen, Germany)

The University of Gottingen is a public research university established in 1734 by the King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover, George II. The university consists of 13 faculties and a lot more centers and institutes. The Faculty of Biology and Psychology and the Faculty of Chemistry offer the research-oriented 2-year Master’s degree program in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Plant Sciences.

The annual tuition fee for the program in Biochemistry is 696 EUR. Other expenses that the students will be responsible for covering include accommodation, public transportation, utilities, books, and groceries. For these living costs, it is estimated that an individual needs from 730 to 1,100 EUR per month.

The university requires having a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or a related field of study. Language requirements include English proficiency test with at least C1 level and German proficiency test with at least B2 level. More importantly, students with a B1 level in German can still apply, but they will have to take additional obligatory courses in German while working on a Master’s degree.

The program will emphasize the subjects including but not limited to General and Applied Microbiology, Genetics and Eukaryotic Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Structural Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Enzyme Catalysis and Biological Chemistry.

University of Geneva – Chemical Biology M.Sc. (Geneva, Switzerland)

The University of Geneva was established in 1559 by John Calvin. The primary mission of the university is to enhance teaching, research, and community services. Faculty of Science in collaboration with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) offers a Master’s degree program in Chemical Biology which leads to a wide variety of opportunities worldwide.

The program lasts for 1.5 years, with 3 semesters in total. The tuition fee for each semester is approximately 430 EUR, which is 860 EUR annually. Moreover, students will require another 1,733 to 2,566 EUR per month, which is an estimated living cost for an individual to cover accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries in Geneva.

The program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Biochemistry or a closely related discipline. Furthermore, supplementary classes and prerequisites for particular degree programs will also be checked upon the review of the application. Students might also be required to provide the English language certificate in TOEFL or IELTS.

The program will consist of required (25 credits) and elective courses (5 credits). Required courses include Chemical Biology and Biochemistry, Basic Techniques in Chemical Biology, Tutorial in Chemical Biology and Microscopy and Imaging. Along with that, students will have an opportunity to choose courses of interest from the list of elective courses including but not limited to Element of Bioinformatics, Biophysics II, Image Processing, Chemistry of Small Biological Molecules, Cellular Signaling, Bioactive Compounds Screening. The study program will also require students to take 2 practical placements and a dissertation (60 credits).

Catholic University of Leuven – Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology M.Sc. (Leuven, Belgium)

The Catholic University of Leuven (Dutch: Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven), abbreviated as KU Leuven, is a research university with roots from 1425. The university was re-opened in 1834 and was split into the Dutch and French universities in 1968. The Faculty of Science in collaboration with the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry and Biology at KU Leuven offers an international interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology.

The annual tuition fee for the program is 923 EUR. Moreover, individual students will require an estimated 810 to 1,280 EUR per month for covering living costs in Leuven.

The applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or a related discipline. Furthermore, non-native speakers of English must provide proof of proficiency in English. As an exception, applicants with a Belgium diploma or applicants with a university degree earned in Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, or United Kingdom will not be required to take any English proficiency tests if the entire university study was completed in English.

The program will be composed of introductory courses such as Quantum Physics, Structure, Synthesis and Cellular Function of Macromolecules, Basic Concepts of Cell Biology, Introduction to Genetics, Microbiology, Statistical Mechanics, and Basics of Biological Chemistry. Students will be granted an opportunity to choose between the three profiles: Biophysics, Biochemistry, or Biotechnology. During the second year of the study, the students will complete the compulsory course of the Master’s Thesis.

University of Nairobi – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Nairobi, Kenya)

The University of Nairobi is a collegiate research university originally established as Royal Technical College in 1956. The college became an independent university in 1970 known as the University of Nairobi. University offers a variety of graduate programs through which they aim to develop the ideas and techniques to help the society and the world. The College of Biological and Physical Sciences offers a 2-year Master’s degree program in Biochemistry.

The tuition fee for the program is 1,300 EUR per annum. Students will be responsible for covering monthly expenses as well. Estimated funds needed for an individual to cover accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries in Nairobi varies from 427 to 645 EUR per month.

The program applicants must have an upper second class honors Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or equivalent field from the universities recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi. Students might also be required to provide an English language certificate in TOEFL or IELTS.

During the first year of the study, the students will be required to take the theoretical courses including Advanced Protein Biochemistry, Micronutrient Biochemistry, Biochemical Techniques, Research Methodology and Biostatistics, Advanced Molecular Immunology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology. Along with that, during the second year, the students will be devoted to conducting individual research and completing a Master’s thesis.

University of Zurich – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Zurich, Switzerland)

The University of Zurich, established in 1833, is one of the leading research universities in Europe and offers the widest variety of degree programs within Switzerland. The university comprises 7 faculties one of which is the Faculty of Science. The Department of Biochemistry, which is the part of the Faculty of Science, offers a Master’s degree program in Biochemistry, which leads to professional development in research activities.

The annual tuition fee for the 2-year program in Biochemistry is 1,297 EUR. Moreover, students will be required for covering monthly expenses for which it is estimated that an individual living in Zurich needs approximately 1,728 to 2,323 EUR per month for accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or a related subject. Furthermore, the applicants will be required to provide the language proficiency proof utilizing a certificate in TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 100, or TOEFL PBT with a minimum score of 600, or IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0. The chosen applicants might be required to pass further examinations for admission to a Master’s degree program in Biochemistry.

The program will include theoretical courses such as Structural Biology, Protein Engineering, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics. Along with that, students will be required to conduct research and complete a Master’s dissertation and pass an examination.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Biochemistry M.Sc. (Blacksburg, Virginia)

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also known as the Virginia Tech, is a public research university established in 1872. The methods of teaching, research, and engagement with communities around the world are led by the intersection of education and technology at Virginia Tech. The university includes 9 colleges and graduate schools through which they offer 170 distinct Masters and Ph.D. programs. The Department of Biochemistry offers a Master’s degree program in Biochemistry which provides various training options for graduate students interested in non-academic career development in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology.

The tuition fee for the program in Biochemistry equals to 1,320 EUR per year for international and domestic students, while for students who reside in the same state as the university annual tuition fee is 656 EUR. Moreover, students will be responsible for coverage of living costs for which it is estimated that an individual needs approximately 1,033 to 1,692 EUR per month (for accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and groceries) to live in Blacksburg.

For admission, the students must have a Bachelor’s degree in the area of Life Sciences. Moreover, students will be required to provide proof of the scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and TOEFL.

The program will consist of required and elective courses. The theoretical course will be required while students will be able to choose from the list of experiential learning courses including but not limited to Protein Biochemistry, Nucleic Acid Biochemistry, Laboratory Problems in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Moreover, students will conduct individual research and complete a Master’s thesis during the second year of the study.

Johannes Kepler University Linz – Biological Chemistry M.Sc. (Linz, Austria)

The Johannes Kepler University Linz is a public institution founded in 1966. Individuals can conduct high-quality research within the university. Moreover, the university offers various graduate programs through which students get a deeper understanding of aspects in a particular subject of interest. One of such programs offered ad Johannes Kepler University Linz is Master’s program in Biological Chemistry.

The tuition fee for a 2.5-year (5 semesters) program in Biological Chemistry is 1,452 EUR per annum for international students while the university offers a tuition-free program for students from European countries. Along with tuition expenses, students will be required to cover living costs for which they need approximately 864 to 1,090 EUR per month.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry or a closely related subject. Suitable candidates will be required to provide graduation diploma along with transcript indicating courses taken along with credits and grades. Moreover, proof of English proficiency test might be necessary.

The program will be focused on theoretical courses including Fundamentals of Chemistry and Technology for Biological Chemistry, Advanced Biology, and Biochemistry. Along with that, students will choose courses of interest from Chemical and Biological Electives. After the second or third semester of studies, the students will be required to conduct research, complete a Master’s Thesis, and pass a Master’s examination.

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