Profile and Career

The Chemistry MSc programme combines teaching and scientific research under the supervision of an experienced researcher. This gives you a detailed understanding of the science behind chemical research and the methods used.

You have 9 months to write your thesis. So, you get a full study year in the lab to concentrate on your subject of choice. Thus, you acquire in-depth knowledge of a specialised field at an internationally competitive level.

During the programme you learn to formulate, structure, and execute a research project involving the development and use of chemical methods. You work independently, both individually and in teams.

As a graduate, you’ll have the competencies to:

  • manage complex research and development situations.
  • investigate and synthesize available knowledge in a field of chemistry.
  • evaluate chemical methods, their capabilities, and limitations.
  • discuss the application of chemical results in an industrial, societal, and ethical context.

A Research Based Programme

You enroll in a research-based programme, and your professors and tutors are all top class. Some have written the textbooks you will use. Some have discovered the synthesis paths you will learn. All are involved in research that is published in top tier periodicals.

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Career Opportunities

Chemists are in demand all over the world. In research, development, and analytical laboratories in the private as well as the public sector.

You can work as an advisor in both private firms and public institutions, teach at university or High School level or work within the media. Or you can use the insights from studying chemistry to start your own business.

See the full description of the knowledge, competencies, and skills you obtain in the curriculum for Chemistry.