At a glance

  • Field of study

    natural and earth science
  • Degree type

    postgraduate
  • Degree

    Master of Science
  • Language of instruction

    English
  • Full/part-time

    full-time, part-time
  • Course start

    summer semester, winter semester
  • Admission restriction

    without admission restriction
  • Standard period of study

    four semesters

  • ECTS credits

    120

Requirements

  • A first academic degree in chemistry or in another natural science or engineering subject with a comparable proportion of chemistry-related content;
  • knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The Faculty will check whether the above requirements have been met and then issue an official notification. This serves as proof that the candidate meets the relevant admission requirements.

Contents

The Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy programme is an international degree course taught in English. It is research-oriented, introduces advanced spectroscopic methods, and centres around the structure of chemical and biochemical molecules, especially biopolymers.

The focus is on the synthesis and structure elucidation of complex structures. The aim is to enable students to think and work independently as scientists and to successfully solve problems in various scientific and technical fields. Graduates are increasingly required to assume important interdisciplinary functions in all areas of industry, business, state and society.

The programme consists of a compulsory area (20 credits), a compulsory elective area (40 credits + 30 credits for internships) and the master’s thesis in the second year of study (30 credits). Each area consists of modules, which are a combination of self-contained courses of limited duration with a certain methodological and subject-specific orientation, and which are concluded with a module examination on the basis of which credits are awarded. Further details are set forth in the examination regulations.

Graduates of the master’s programme hold an internationally sought-after professional qualification in chemistry. The main objective of the programme is the ability to work efficiently and independently at the forefront of chemical research. The master’s programme attaches just as much importance to a further deepening of specialist knowledge as it does to introducing students to the practical side of innovative work in science, as well as to solving problems when faced with the most challenging questions in modern technology and business.

One highly valued professional quality of chemists is their ability to systematically analyse and further develop complex scientific and technical processes from a material perspective. Because of these basic skills, chemistry graduates are also sought after in professional fields that are otherwise reserved for others, and in more distant areas such as management consulting, insurance and politics.

Application

Course start: winter semester and summer semester
Admission restriction (NCU): no
Application period: 2 May–15 September for the winter semester; 1 December–15 March for the summer semester
Application portal: AlmaWeb

International students can find information about application periods and how to apply here.

Options in the winter semester: 2nd semester, 3rd semester and 4th semester – each without restrictions on admission
Options in the summer semester: 2nd semester, 3rd semester and 4th semester – each without restrictions on admission
Application period: 2 May–15 September for the winter semester; 1 December–15 March for the summer semester
Application portal: AlmaWeb
Special enrolment requirements: credits form (Anrechnungsbescheid)

International students can find information about application periods and how to apply here.

Internationality

Compulsory curriculum in English

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