6 semesters
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About this course

Biochemisty explores the borders between chemistry, medicine and biology; the molecular basis of life phenomena. They examine their structures, properties and functions in assembly and disassemble processes of living cell substances in humans, animals, plants and micro-organisms and use them to produce active substances. By biological, chemical and physical-chemistryl methods, they capture the involved chemical compounds such as proteins, vitamins, hormones and nucleic acids. Because the metabolism, such as breathing, digestion, nerve conduction, muscle movement, cell division and inheritance are based on biochemical processes, the research area also includes more complex processes in tissues, organs and organisms. Genetic engineering opens the new possibilities through targeted interventions in the genetic material.

Biochemists are mainly engaged in the research and development, mainly in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and at universities, eg into sub-areas such as molecular biology, medicine, physical biochemistry, enzymology and biochemistry immune. Moreover, they work in the environment, in food control, in science journalism, in the patent system or in the classroom.

Entry Requirements

 The following are parts of the application process necessary for admission consideration:

  • Common Application
  • Educational History Form (EHF)
  • Certificate of secondary school completion such as the German Abitur (i.e. International Baccalaureate, High School Diploma (with recommended tests depending on your region), GCSE A-levels, etc.)
  • SAT or ACT
  • English Language Proficiency Test