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Master of Science in biochemistry

How the degree program is organized

The Master programm in Biochemistry at the LMU München requires a bachelor of science degree in either chemistry and biochemistry, biochemistry, biology or related fields. Students in the master's program acquire advanced specialized knowledge in their field which enables them to conduct independent research in biochemistry and related applications and embark on multidisciplinary careers.

Students can enter the master's program in biochemistry either in the summer or the winter semester. The standard length of study is four semesters during which 120 ECTS (credits) must be earned. Courses are held in English.

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V=lecture, P=lab course, S=seminar, Coll=Colloquium; SWS=hours per week, ECTS=credit points, MP=module exam, MTP=submodul exam;

The basic draught of the master study in biochemistry intends three options/variations besides the mandatory modules with 45 ECTS (see figure):

  • a) Choice of the major chemistry (electoral duty - WPF-Chemistry) from inorganic, organic, physical or theoretical chemistry - with 30 ECTS points each, and a minor (WPF-M) with 15 ECTS points, either from biochemistry, biology or chemistry, or
  • b) Choice of the major biology (electoral duty - WPF-Biology) from cell biology or microbiology - with 30 ECTS points each, and a minor (WPF-M) with 15 ECTS points, either from biochemistry, biology or chemistry, or
  • c) Choice of three minors (WPF-M) each with 15 ECTS points, either from biochemistry, biology or chemistry.

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