Materials Chemistry (M.Sc.)

The M.Sc. programme "Materials Chemistry" at Saarland University is unique in Germany. The programme couples advanced theoretical and practical training with a strong research element in an interdisciplinary field spanning chemistry and materials science.

Description

Students with a background in chemistry and those with a background in materials science become acquainted with both the natural science perspective and the engineering science approach, and have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during their Bachelor's degree studies to problems in materials chemistry. One of the key features of the Master's programme is the way in which it combines the methodologies of chemical synthesis and materials characterization with problems of relevance in the field of materials science. By uncovering and establishing chemical relationships, students learn how to optimize the properties of a material with respect to its potential applications.

Students on the M.Sc. programme select modules from the very wide range of courses on offer. This allows students not only to strengthen their chemical and engineering knowledge, but also to choose an area of special interest in materials chemistry, which they then study in greater depth. The interdisciplinary lab courses underscore the particular importance attached to the practical relevance of programme content. The lab courses provide students with important practical experience, initially in the area of chemical synthesis and later in the methods and techniques used in materials science to characterize materials. The M.Sc. programme maintains close cooperative ties with a number of research institutions on campus, such as the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, but also with companies in the region, such as those working in the field of nanotechnology.

Graduates from the Master's programme in materials chemistry are ideally prepared for a career in industry, research institutions or public bodies. The combination of an understanding of materials science with expertise in chemical synthesis and material characterization methods means that graduates from the programme are in high demand in industry. In addition, the Master's programme provides an excellent foundation for graduates wishing to undertake subsequent doctoral research work.

Structure

Der forschungsorientierte Masteratudiengang Materialchemie umfasst Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen im Umfang von 120 CP.

Bachelorabsolventen der Chemie erbringen 42 CP aus dem Pflichtbereich und 48 CP aus dem Wahlpflichtbereich. Bachelorabsolventen der Material- oder Werkstoffwissenschaften erbringen 43 CP aus dem Pflichtbereich und 47 CP aus dem Wahlpflichtbereich.

Der Pflichtbereich besteht aus den Modulen "Materialcharakterisierung" und "Materialstruktur" sowie aus einem Projektpraktikum. Absolventen der Chemie erbringen zusätzlich Pflichtleistungen im Modul "Materialklassen", während Materialwissenschaftler das Modul "Chemische Synthese und Analytik" absolvieren.

Im Wahlpflichtbereich werden Leistungen im Umfang von 48 CP aus dem Angebot folgender Module eingebracht:

  • Anorganische Werkstoffe und Metalle
  • Polymere Materialien
  • Komposite
  • NanoBioMaterialien
  • Oberflächen und Grenzflächen
  • Energietechnik
  • Materialverarbeitung
  • Simulation
  • Theoretische Grundlagen
  • Werkstoffchemie

Auf die Masterarbeit, welche in Form eines angeleiteten wissenschaftlichen Projekts angefertigt wird, entfallen 30 CP.

Requirements

Der Zugang zum konsekutiven Masterstudiengang Materialchemie setzt einen Bachelorabschluss oder äquivalenten Hochschulabschluss in Chemie oder Materialwissenschaften voraus sowie die besondere Eignung.

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

Die besondere Eignung zum Masterstudium wird in der Regel festgestellt durch einen Bachelorabschluss mit der Gesamtnote 2,5 oder besser. Bei Bachelorabsolventen, die diesem Kriterium nicht genügen, erfolgt die Eignungsfeststellung durch ein Auswahlgespräch mit zwei Prüfern.

Weitere Informationen zur Bewerbung finden Sie auf der Internetseite des Studiengangs.

Regulations

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 pagewww.uni-saarland.de/materialchemie

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
www.uni-saarland.de/materialchemie

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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