Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BSc)

Jacobs University
Bremen, Germany
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 70,200

Entry Requirements

  • Qualifications accepted by the university.
  • English Language Proficiency Test


Year 1

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a first year module that explains how the structure of biological molecules (proteins, sugars, lipids, nucleic acids) defines their biochemical properties and function. Students will learn the basics of cell structure and metabolism, and how small molecules can influence them, for example in gene expression, symbiosis, infectious diseases and their treatment, and in global element cycles. 
  • Cell Biology - Cell Biology is an introductory module giving a comprehensive overview about cellular structure and physiology. It will explain cellular architecture and organization and how cells need to interact and communicate in multicellular organisms. This module will thus provide insight into both, the organismal organization and specialization of cells as well as the underlying molecular processes, e.g., gene expression and intracellular transport.

Year 2

  • Biomedicine - Biomedicine is an advanced model that builds on the CHOICE module Cell Biology. Biomedicine first expands knowledge on key cellular processes often affected in diseases, e.g. gene expression, cell proliferation, intracellular trafficking, signal transduction and general turnover of cellular compounds. The module will address how these processes become altered in different diseases, e.g., cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and how diagnostic tools and therapies (ranging from chemical to cell-based approaches) can be developed according to a disease's molecular origin.
  • Infection and Immunity - Infection and Immunity is an advanced module that builds on both BCCB CHOICE modules ("Cell Biology" and "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology"). It combines the fundamentals of microbiology with an overview about the human immune system. Students will learn how microbes act in the environment and on human health, and how scientists investigate and control microbial pathogens. The immune system will be explained and how identifies and eliminates cancer cells, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Immune evasion mechanisms of pathogens will be elucidated as well as therapeutic approaches.
  • Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology is an advanced module that builds on the CHOICE module Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This module introduces the molecular basis of the flow of genetic information with special emphasis on regulatory mechanisms. Students will also learn about principles governing molecular evolution, i.e. types of mutations, causes and consequences of mutations, and how mutations of genes shape a population’s adaptation to environmental changes.

Year 3

  • Program-specific Internship / study abroad
  • Program-specific Project / Thesis Module


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