Programme Structure

The Master of Science programme in chemistry takes two years to complete. The first year consists of a series of compulsory and elective courses. In the second year, you will concentrate on your thesis.

You can choose to use some of your elective courses on a Project in Practice in collaboration with a company or an organisation – or you can study abroad as part of your programme.

You have a choice of four different specialisations

  1. Organic synthesis: Novel drugs for the pharmaceutical industry
  2. Inorganic chemistry: New materials, molecular electronics, novel catalysts, large research infrastructure.
  3. Physical chemistry: Atmosphere, energy, spectroscopy and computation.
  4. Analytical chemistry: Safer foods, cleaner environment. Handle samples, instruments and data for industry and consultancy.


Your degree is capped off with the thesis. The thesis work is experimental in nature, e.g. it must include experimental work or production of scientific work in terms of the generation of original data and/or original material.

Your thesis work occurs within a research group setting at the Department of Chemistry under the guidance of a researcher. You will shape a program of study and description of your thesis work together with your supervisor.

You can also complete your thesis work in a private firm or public institution in Denmark or abroad. You will then be assigned an internal supervisor from the Department of Chemistry as well as an external supervisor from wherever you are performing your thesis work. Your graduate education is completed with an oral defense of your thesis conducted by an external examiner.