Chemistry (M.Sc.)


Chemistry (Master of Science)

(Chemie, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German, some lectures in English
Internship: programme-internal internship (see Semester Course Schedule)
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) consist of a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental studnet advisory service.
Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: Aptitude Assessment Procedure; further information.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester / summer semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features:

Brief Description

The Master of Science in Chemistry degree programme enables students to obtain an in-depth education with a variety of opportunities for specialisation. The programme builds on knowledge and skills obtained during the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. It is also designed to fulfill the requirements for students to do independent research as part of a doctoral programme or to use their technical and scientific skills to work in industry, business, administration, research or teaching.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

Students in the Master of Science degree programme in Chemistry are required to choose three main subject areas from the following options:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Technical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry

One of the three main subject areas will be chosen as the main area of specialisation. The course options in each of the three subject areas are divided into a theoretical module and a practical module for a total of 16 credit points. The subsequent advanced, research-oriented modules will build on this basis with another three theoretical and practical modules for a total of 42 credit points. The Master’s Thesis is worth 30 credit points.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Chemistry


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

Related Degree Programmes

Doctoral Studies

Career Perspectives