BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

General

Program Description

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Biochemistry is the study of molecules and chemical processes in living organisms, while Cell Biology is concerned with the structure and physiology of cells, their components, and interactions with the environment. The two fields are combined in one comprehensive degree program, which will give you a broad understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that form the basis of life, including the principles of inheritance and gene expression. This allows B.C.C.B. graduates to address in their careers important problems in today's society, be it by basic or by applied research, for example in the areas of biomedicine, biotechnology, or molecular biology. For this, the B.C.C.B. program at Jacobs University provides not only the theoretical background but also substantial practical training. Students are, furthermore, involved in hands-on research during their studies.

The program is regularly highly ranked in the CHE Rankings and U-Multirank.

Career Perspectives

Most B.C.C.B. graduates move on to graduate education, and past graduates of this program have enrolled at prestigious universities worldwide. To these belong MSc and Ph.D. programs at Imperial College London, LMU Munich, University of Heidelberg, University of Göttingen, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL), various International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS), University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Cornell University, Duke University, New York University, Yale, MIT, and Harvard University.

The applied curriculum of the B.C.C.B. program with many laboratory courses also enables graduates to find work as lab researchers, in other research-related positions, in product development, technical support, marketing, or sales in biotech, food, or pharmaceutical companies as well as government agencies. Some graduates have also found non-traditional careers such as management, science policy, or science writing. Outside academia, past graduates of this program work for Arthrex, Catenion, Roche, Leroy Merlin, Boston Consulting Group, and the non-profit partnership Medicines for Malaria Venture.

A Stepping Stone

Key Facts

  • Program Start Date 2021: last week of August (orientation week), the first week of September (classes)
  • Tuition: € 20,000 per academic year + € 8,000 living expenses
  • Scholarships: All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.
  • Application Deadlines 2021: June 1 (global) and July 25 (for applicants who do not need a visa)
  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Financing Options: Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

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Rankings

T.H.E. Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top-ranked # 26 of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years, #11 in “Teaching” among the young universities worldwide as well as #1 in “International Outlook” and “Teaching” in Germany.

C.H.E. Ranking 2019 Jacobs University achieved top results in numerous other areas of the CHE ranking 2019. The most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region not only takes into account facts on the range of courses but also questions students themselves.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

A private, English-speaking campus university in Germany with the highest standards in research and teaching following an interdisciplinary concept. With the aim to strengthen people and markets with ... Read More

A private, English-speaking campus university in Germany with the highest standards in research and teaching following an interdisciplinary concept. With the aim to strengthen people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs. Read less