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Why study chemistry in Copenhagen?

These are some of the reasons why our current M.Sc. students chose Copenhagen for their M.Sc. in chemistry.

High level University

The University of Copenhagen is consistently ranked in the top 100 globally, and frequently as high as the top 50.

Liveable city

The city of Copenhagen is one of the most liveable cities in the world. With high level healthcare, education and infrastructure, the city also prides itself on a harbour where you can go for a swim, green parks within walking distance regardless of where you live and more kilometres of protected bicycle paths than anywhere else in the world.

Green, clean and healthy city

Copenhagen and Denmark has a strong tradition for saving energy, healing people and taking care of the environment. That makes it a perfect laboratory for novel ideas within clean tech, medico tech, pharmaceuticals and energy tech. All of which are strong focal points in the research at the department of Chemistry.

Comprehensive network in neighbouring fields

When you study for your Masters in Copenhagen you share labs, libraries and facilities with students from the many other programmes at SCIENCE, including students of nano science, physics, math and computer sciences. This makes it easier to make lifelong friends within adjacant fields of study.

Clear and lucid specializations

You are invited to choose one of our five chemistry packages: Organic synthesis, inorganic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Chemistry with a minor subject or Green and sustainable chemistry. All are designed to guarantee, that your courses are complimentary and point towards specific branches of employment.

International chemistry

All courses at the Masters level are taught in English at the Department of Chemistry.

Accessible professors

The hierarchy at the department is very flat. Professors and tutors invite you to engage on a personal level, and expect you to publish results in your own name. 

Practical chemistry

You are invited to expend as much as 60 ECTS points on laboratory work. So a full year of your Masters can be used for experiment.

The “big” M.Sc.

A Master’s degree in Copenhagen is up to 120 ECTS points, that is, two whole years of study.

Independent research

In Copenhagen you are invited to and expected to personally impact the research you involve yourself in. You decide what to investigate. You decide which experimental methods to bring to bear.

Respected chemistry

The University of Copenhagen is known throughout the world for producing Masters who are well versed in all aspects of theoretical, computational and practical chemistry, proficient in current techniques, aware of the latest developments in their field and trained to work creatively in research, development and analysis.