At a glance
|Degree||Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)|
|Length of course||7 semesters|
|No. of places available|
Winter semester: 30
|Start of course||Winter semester and Summer semester|
|How to apply||Hochschule Mannheim |
online via www.hs-mannheim.de
For the winter semester: 15. July
|Admission requirements||General or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of equivalent previous education|
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An applied science
Biological Chemistry is a new interdisciplinary science that stems from the closely related fields of chemistry and biology. It includes relevant areas from physical, analytical and organic chemistry and is mainly influenced by biochemistry and bioanalysis.
Biological Chemistry involves developing new biological modelling and testing systems in addition to new chemical syntheses and techniques. The aim is to analyse and manipulate biological phenomena and structures in molecular detail.
Alongside creating new methods of analysis, a major area of application is pharmaceutical active ingredient research.
Graduates of the Biological Chemistry degree programme undergo production and process-oriented training and find employment in the following sectors:
Industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech.): Research and development, analytics and quality control, production and technology, customer service and sales, management
Research institutions: Institutes at universities, Max-Planck institutes, Fraunhofer institutes, Helmholtz research centres (DKFZ, KIT, etc.), other major research centres (EMBL Heidelberg, etc.)
Other career options include chemical-analytical laboratories, clinics and local authorities.
The Hochschule Mannheim bachelor's degree programme features a high level of practical relevance and allows students to forge contact with industry at an early stage.
The Biological Chemistry course has a strong chemical and analytical focus. Students are therefore equipped for working in professions involving analytical tasks (e.g. developing analytical methods, gaining information on biochemical modes of action and developing new medicines) in chemical, pharmaceutical and biological businesses.
Hochschule Mannheim's close ties to companies and research organisations in the region (e.g. the DKFZ research centres, EMBL, MPI or major companies such as ABBVIE, BASF, MERCK, ROCHE) ensure that the course has a high degree of practical relevance and optimal career prospects.
|1. + 2. semesters|
|MAIN PART OF COURSE|
|3. + 4. semesters||Biological-chemical content|
Biostatistics, Physical and Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Bioorganic Chemistry, Optical Measurement Technology, Genomics
|6. + 7. semesters|
A three-semester master's degree programme builds on the bachelor's degree. The course has an international outlook and is conducted entirely in English, its focus is on:
- Biomedical Science and Technology
Why study Biological Chemistry at Mannheim?
Our degree programme offers practical knowledge and skills, small class sizes and applied research.
Additionally, our teaching of key qualifications fosters the objective of already providing degrees with professional relevance at the bachelor's stage.
A special feature of our Department is the number of lasting, regional business contacts that we have built up, and which offer our students a unique learning environment.