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Biochemistry (B.Sc.)


The Bachelor's degree programme links established basic knowledge with biochemical issues in the field. Further studies are possible in the subjects: Biochemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Bioanorganic Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Biomolecular Chemistry, Bioanalysis and Biophysical Chemistry, Microbiology, Bioinformatics. Graduates are sought for research and laboratory work. In addition to this, the degree qualifies the student for one of the six Master's degree programmes at Göttingen which focus on Chemistry, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Winter semester only
Language of the programme:
restricted admission (application to the University)
A pre-course is offered
Orientation events:
at the begin of your studies orientation events are offered

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The Bachelor's degree programme in Biochemistry is a research-oriented, full-time course of studies over 6 semesters. It is an interdisciplinary degree programme offered by the Faculty of Biology and Psychology and the Faculty of Chemistry in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Natural Sciences.

The course of studies comprises 180 ECTS credits (abbreviated: C), which are allocated to professional studies (133 C), the area of professionalization (31 C) and the Bachelor's thesis (12 C).

The course of studies is divided into two segments, the orientation year and the main studies.

In addition to sound basic knowledge in Biology and Chemistry, students are given an opportunity to acquire in-depth expert knowledge in a specialized biological, chemical or biochemical subject area of their own choice in order to

a) acquire excellent general and specialized professional skills,

b) lay the foundation for completion of a further degree with higher professional qualifications in the form of a Master's degree programme.

To achieve these goals, sound basic knowledge is combined with practical biochemical research questions, to enable students to acquire the scientific qualification as well as practical professional competence.

After passing the Bachelor's examination, students will graduate from Georg-August University with the academic degree of a "Bachelor of Science" (abbr.: B.Sc.).

Computer literacy and knowledge of mathematical and scientific thought and methods, as well as German language proficiency.

Research-oriented profiles for the subsequent Master's degree programmes "Molecular Life Sciences: Microbiology, Biotechnology and Biochemistry", "MSc/PhD Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral Biology", "MSc Chemistry", "MSc Molecular Medicine", "MSc/PhD Molecular Biology", "MSc/PhD Neurosciences" and "MSc Chemistry".

Scientific research and laboratory work mainly in biochemistry, molecular biology and molecular medicine at universities, public authorities, public research institutes and private enterprises in the medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The field of activity is diversified, ranging from product development, production, quality management and project management to consulting and marketing.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


Orientation year

The orientation year comprises four orientation modules and four compulsory modules, including the following lectures and laboratory courses:

"Introduction to Biochemistry", "Lecture series Biology II", "Experimental Chemistry I+II" and the compulsory modules "Mathematics for Chemistry I + II", and "Experimental Physics I+II".

Main studies

The main studies comprise two academic years and 114 credits.

Starting with the basic modules, students are required to complete a knowledge expansion course in one subject area. It consists of a six-week knowledge expansion laboratory course, including a literature seminar and a scientific project management course. The Bachelor's thesis must be written in the subject area of the knowledge expansion course.

As a part of the knowledge expansion and professionalization areas, students can take additional optional modules in Biology and Chemistry to the extent of 11 credits or freely choose from the University's catalogue of modules for interdisciplinary key competencies and the study courses offered by the Central Institution for Languages and Key Competencies (ZESS). Students taking the module "Scientific English II" acquire the UNICERT III certificate, which is accepted as an entry qualification for the international Master's degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Biology and Psychology.

The Bachelor's thesis is normally written during the 6th semester and comprises 12 credits.

Regulations and module directory


Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)

Citizen from an EU country (including Germany and EEA) or holding a German university entrance qualification

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


Prof. Dr. Ivo Feußner (Sprecher des Studiengangs)

Academic Advising

Michaela Deutinger
Wilhelm-Weber-Str. 2
37073 Göttingen

Tel.: +49-551 39 28903
Fax: +49-551 39 12470

Study Advisory Office of the Faculty of Biology and Psychology
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