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BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

 


Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate Program

Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCCB) - The Program

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 BCCB 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 BCCB 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.

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Career Perspectives

A degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology opens doors in international companies in the pharmaceutical, biochemical, and biomedical industries. You can work as a toxicologist, forensic scientist, or consultant in the public sector, and as a university lecturer or professor.
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Key Facts

Program Start Date 2020:

last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)

Tuition:

€ 20,000 per academic year
+ € 8,650 living expenses

Scholarships:

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.

Application Deadlines 2020:

June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)

Duration:

3 years full-time
 

 

Financing Options:

Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

Program

Study program structure

Rankings

THE 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

CHE 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.

Students & Alumni

“My Professor’s unwavering support and mentorship have been life-changing in many ways."


Mahlaqua Noor, BCCB student from Pakistan, has been awarded with a doctorate scholarship from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Cambridge University

Jacobs University has given me a ton of specialist knowledge. But most of all, the university has taught me to make something of myself.


Catherine Jacob-Dolan currently pursuing her PhD in Immunology at Harvard University.

I was prepared for my professors to give me great lectures but I was not prepared for how valuable and instrumental they would be in helping me transition to the next stage of my professional life after Jacobs.


Bersal Williams PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge

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Jacobs Students come from all over the world to live and learn at Jacobs University. Our student body represents 120 nations. They form an ambitious campus community whose internationality is unprecedented in Europe. Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded 80-acre campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research.
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