Faculty of Chemistry and Earth SciencesChemistry – Master

Chemistry is primarily an experimental science which considers the development, characteristics and transformation of matter.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Science
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman (partially English)
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with access restriction
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The Master’s degree programme in Chemistry is strongly research-orientated. It is intended to be undertaken immediately following the Bachelor’s degree programme in Chemistry, and builds on the knowledge gained in the Bachelor’s course. Students gain broad, advanced knowledge of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry, and are also able to develop their own specialism. 

The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to behave responsibly, think independently, and carry out independent research. 

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Chemistry possess advanced knowledge of chemistry and are able to describe, analyse, evaluate and provide effective solutions for problems and research questions within the field. They are able to plan experimental and theoretical investigations, carry these out independently and document, interpret and accurately present the results. 

In addition, graduates have gained the knowledge and skills they require to stay abreast of new developments and technologies, to familiarise themselves with new fields, and contribute to the further development of their field in terms of research and technology. Graduates are able to work in interdisciplinary teams, communicate effectively with specialists from a variety of fields including the natural sciences and engineering, and draw on the latest research to support academic argument. 

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Chemistry might pursue doctoral studies in a subdiscipline of Chemistry or in a related subject, or enter the job market. 

Course Structure

The Master’s degree programme in Chemistry consists in compulsory courses including a course focussing on spectroscopy and a practical research placement in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. In addition, students select (compulsory) elective modules, enabling them to develop a specialism according to their interests. Students select compulsory elective courses from a wide range of lecture series and special lectures. There are currently eight subjects which students might select as an elective: Bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, homogenous catalysis, molecular modelling, radiochemistry, reactive flows, theoretical chemistry. 

At the end of the Master’s degree programme in Chemistry, students sit a final oral examination and complete a Master’s thesis in an area of research relevant to Chemistry.

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