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... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can so many different materials originate from a handful of elements?
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Degree programmes


Chemistry, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

the chemists have the chance of manufacturing their research objects themselves, thus integrating sophisticated craftsmanship into natural science.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Functional Materials
  • Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Technical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a creative mind and an interest in scientific phenomena


  • conducting experiments

struggle through:

  • the degree programme
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Chemistry, B.Sc.
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as chemists
  • in the chemical industry
  • as business consultants
  • in the civil service
  • with the fire brigade or police forces

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Prep course for the chemistry or biochemistry degree programme
Start: The beginning of October

Further information about prep courses

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Rochus Schmid
Building, Room: NC 2/69 Nord
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24166
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Chemie/Biochemie
Building, Room: NC 03/34
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25287
Website Fachschaft


Degree programmes' website


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: English

Detailed information for international applicants

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