Chemistry (M.Sc.)

Chemistry is a key science that underlies advancements in such fundamental sectors as energy, materials, environment, health and information technology. Modern synthetic and analytical methodologies are being employed not only to elucidate complex natural metabolic pathways for biotechnology or pharmaceutical research, but also to develop new materials with enhanced mechanical and electrical properties.

Description

The Master's degree programme in Chemistry at Saarland University provides students with a comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of chemical compounds, their synthesis and properties and provides them with the knowledge and skills to develop innovative solutions to challenging chemical problems. Students develop their expertise in some of the main fields of chemistry by selecting ten compulsory elective modules from a wide range of modules. The M.Sc. programme in Chemistry also provides students with the opportunity to become acquainted with the content and methodologies of neighbouring scientific disciplines.

The Department of Chemistry at Saarland University has a very strong research base. Much of the research work is focused on chemical synthesis and on scientific questions arising at the interface between chemistry and biology, chemistry and biomedical science and chemistry and materials science – particularly the nanosciences. The Master's programme in Saarbrücken prepares graduates for careers in industry, research institutions and public bodies. It also teaches the skills needed by students looking to pursue a doctoral research programme and a career in academia.

Structure

Im Rahmen des Masterstudiengangs Chemie werden Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen im Gesamtumfang von 120 CP absolviert:

  • 3 Pflichtmodule zu je 10 CP in anorganischer, organischer und physikalischer Chemie sowie
  • 10 Wahlpflichtmodule zu je 6 CP, wobei 7 Wahlpflichtmodule aus dem Wahlpflichtbereich I und 3 Wahlpflichtmodule in Form von Vertiefungspraktika aus dem Wahlpflichtbereich II auszuwählen sind.

Sofern in einem Wahlpflichtmodul mehr als 6 CP angeboten werden, können Modulelemente im Umfang von 6 CP ausgewählt werden.

Im vierten Semester wird die Masterarbeit im Rahmen eines angeleiteten wissenschaftlichen Projekts angefertigt und mit 30 CP gewertet.

Bitte beachten Sie die Infoseite zum Masterstudiengang Chemie.

Requirements

Der Zugang zum konsekutiven Masterstudiengang Chemie setzt einen Bachelorabschluss oder äquivalenten Hochschulabschluss in Chemie voraus.

Bachelorabschlüsse deutscher Universitäten oder gleichgestellter Hochschulen in Chemie werden ohne Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung anerkannt. Darüber hinaus werden andere Bachelorabschlüsse bzw. andere Prüfungen auf Antrag anerkannt, soweit die Gleichwertigkeit festgestellt ist.

Die besondere Eignung wird in der Regel durch einen Bachelorabschluss mit der Gesamtnote 2,5 und besser nachgewiesen. Die Überprüfung der besonderen Eignung erfolgt durch die Fachrichtung.

Regulations

Regulations

Programme content

Additional information

(Regulations available in German only.)

How to apply

Students can begin the M.Sc. programme at the beginning of the winter or summer semester. Applications should normally be received by 15 July for students seeking to begin studying in the winter semester and by 15 January for students looking to start their studies in summer.

If you would like to apply, please complete the following steps:

  • Register with the SIM applications portal.
  • After registering, complete the online application form.
  • Upload the required supporting documents as scans (PDF files) from within the online application form and then submit your application.

Please only submit your application online, do not send in paper application materials.

At a glance

Standard period of study4 semesters
Language of instructionGerman
Restricted entryNo
Application deadlineWinter semester: 15 July
Summer semester: 15 January
Tuition feesNot applicable
Semester feeSee current fee structure
Web pageFachrichtung Chemie

Contact

Course adviser

Christian Völzing
Saarbrücken Campus
Building C4 2, Room U1.06
Phone: +49 681 302-2413

c.voelzing(at)mx.uni-saarland.de
Internetseite der Fachrichtung Chemie

Central Student Advisory Service

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513
studienberatung(at)uni-saarland.de
www.uni-saarland.de/studienberatung

Central Student Advisory Service

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513
studienberatung(at)uni-saarland.de

Central Student Advisory Service

Accredited study programmes

Saarland University was one of the first universities in Germany to successfully complete the system accreditation procedure. Since 2012, it has carried the seal of the Accreditation Council.

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