Why this program?
The single major study program in Chemistry (90 ECTS credits) at Master’s level provides students with advanced knowledge of special chemical disciplines of their choice. Furthermore, it offers exposure to research through work on current research projects; the degree is completed with an independent research project.
The Master’s degree is the qualification required for academic professions in chemistry and meets the scientific requirements for commencing the Study Program for the Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education. Program structure: In the Master's program students earn 35 ECTS credits from core elective and elective modules (lectures, exercises, seminars, laboratory courses, and special lectures). The Master's research project, combined with a research lecture and the Master's exam are the final components of the program.
What will I learn?
Graduates from a single major study program Chemistry at the Master's level have
- an in depth theoretical understanding of concepts in Chemistry, which enables them to understand complex chemical systems.
- experimental skills acquired during their largely independently conducted master’s thesis.
- a deepened understanding of the current forefront of research in one specific field of chemistry.
- competences in a specialized area of research and are able to conduct independent research such as would be required for a PhD.
- the subject-specific qualifications necessary to work as a chemist MSc or to teach Chemistry as their first teaching subject at Upper Secondary Schools (Sekundarstufe II).
Current main research areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Structure & Analysis
- Materials & Nanoscience
- Chemical Biology
- Bioinorganic Chemistry
- Energy & Environment