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Design of the master program

Your skills at the end of the master program

Details of our master program are shown in the following pie-chart.




In the core elective studies you will get an overview of modern topics in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry (10 cr each). Furthermore a module "presentation skills" is included.

Then it is up to you if you prefer to keep a more expanded view or a concentration on a subject of your choice. We allow a maximum of 40 cr about one single subject (Examples for subjects: Inorganic, organic and physical chemistry). If you do by implication the master's thesis in the same subject, more than one half (that is 70 cr) you will do in one single subject.

In the area of concentration and the elective studies you may either also prefer only classical chemistry modules but you may also choose modules for example in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or environmental chemistry. In the elective studies you may even choose non-chemistry-modules for example patent law, language courses or informatics. Please note that the tuition language of these module may be German only.

Practical training is done in the research projects, which you will do on your own choice to an extent between 20 and 30 cr. Research projects and area of concentration are all together 40 cr. This means that you do either more research projects and less modules in the area of concentration or vice versa. Research projects are performed in the academic working groups of our institute - with permission of the examining board also in other groups outside our institute. In an experimental working group you will stay in the lab for several weeks, in the fields of physical chemistry you will maybe work more ore even exclusively at a computer. In the academic working groups you will have a direct access to the state-of-the-art of science in the specific field the group is working. Skills got in the research projects are exercised in the master's thesis which takes 6 months and has 30 cr. 

At the end of your study you will have an overall knowledge about modern chemical problems and a state-of-the-art-knowledge about some special aspects.