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Master in Biochemistry

The Master in Biochemistry allows students to specialise in domains such as transmembrane transport and membrane biochemistry, bioinformatics, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics. Through this programme, students develop the methodological knowledge and experimental rigour which are essential for conducting research. The programme also provides state-of-the-art training in the area of cellular energy production. Students will master the key concepts in biochemistry from the molecular level to the cellular level in order to understand the precise mechanisms at work in cells.

Get started with your own research!

Students undertake a two-month internship (15 credits) followed by a two semesters research project (60 credits) in laboratories. These research projects provide students with their first opportunity for independent research, allowing them to explore their own ideas and contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge. Through these experiences, students develop essential skills and expertise for diverse careers in academia, industry, and beyond.

Start your research in cutting-edge laboratories of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research groups within the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry are welcoming applications from students interested in Master internships and projects within their state-of-the-art laboratories. To explore our diverse range of research groups, please visit the following link.  

Industry projects

Internship and research projects can also be conducted in industry laboratories. 


4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits

Electives courses (45 credits)

  • Hot topics and breakthroughs in biochemistry
  • Current topics in chemical biology and biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and biophysics of membranes
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Molecular genetics of development
  • Principles of neurobiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Bioethic, etc.

Discover all the available courses by visiting the "student's guide" or the "course programme" links provided.

Internships (15 credits)

Within a research group of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, or, under some conditions, external.

Research project and dissertation (60 credits)

Within a research group of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, or, under some conditions, external.


Applications must be done online at the following website. On this website you will find all the information regarding application deadlines, required documents, visa informations, etc.


Questions regarding applications, required documents, visa informations, admission conditions... should be addressed at the enrolment office using the link below: 





A Bachelor in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees. Applications undergo assessment by the Equivalence Committee of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, all application must be submitted through the admission website (see the Registration section of the current page). Please note that no preliminary evaluations will be provided via email.

General UNIGE conditions: www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

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