Program structure

Structure of the new Master Biochemistry program:

The Master of Science in Biochemistry at the LMU Munich is an interfaculty program taught exclusively in English and open to German and international students. The highly competitive program provides students with an interdisciplinary education and a wide range of experimental and theoretical skills.

The program takes two years, divided in four semesters.
120 credit points (ECTS points) have to be earned from mandatory and compulsory elective module.

Students will earn 45 ECTS points from the mandatory modules P1 - P5.
Students will get 30 additional ECTS points from the mandatory Master thesis work (P6).
To earn the remaining 45 ECTS points from compulsory elective modules students have two options:

1. Option:
Choose one main topic from Biology or Chemistry (30 ECTS points) and one extension topic (15 ECTS points).
Students can choose Cell Biology or Microbiology as a main topic from Biology or Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, or Theoretical Chemistry as a main topic from Chemistry.
Students may not choose an extension topic identical to the chosen main topic.

2. Option:
Choose three extension topics (each 15 ECTS points) from the list above.

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