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Master of Science
Language of instruction
The Department of Chemistry and Biology offers a
four-semester Master of Science in Chemistry
programme with excellent training and research
opportunities. It builds on a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry
and further deepens your knowledge through a variety of
specialised and research-oriented modules.
You will be provided with an in-depth scientific education in a small classroom setting. Your first semester modules will further develop your knowledge of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. In addition, you can select modules in analytical chemistry, macromolecular, or building chemistry and gain practical experience in laboratory courses. In the second and third semesters, you can already start to specialise in an area of your choice and gain practical research experience in modern topics of chemistry. In your final Master's thesis project, you will work with a professor in the specialist area of your choice, giving you practical experience with modern equipment and a valuable postgraduate experience.
We have a strong teaching record in chemistry and were among the first universities in Germany to offer an international chemistry programme. Many of our international students stay on to join our research groups in the Department of Chemistry as PhD students or are hired by some of the world's largest chemical companies.
The programme is built upon the recommendations of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and is fully accredited.
While the programme consists of some mandatory modules, a lot of elective courses are available. You may select areas of chemistry that you wish to specialise in, such as analytical, building, inorganic, macromolecular, organic, physical, and theoretical chemistry. In addition, you can also specialise in a collection of theme-based modules that lead to specialisations in Materials and Interfaces, Light and Matter, or Molecular Sciences.
Topics of courses include:
- Analytical Chemistry
- Biomimetic Molecular Machines
- Chemo- and Biosensors
- Chemistry of Building Materials and Ceramics
- Fast Ion Conductors
- Interface and Colloid Science
- Ionic Liquids
- Languages and Soft Skills
- Luminescent Materials
- Materials Science and Testing Methods
- Micro- and Nanofabrication Techniques
- Modern Microscopy and Surface Analysis
- Nanostructured Functional Materials
- Organic Radicals
- Photochemistry and Photobiology
- Polymer Chemistry
- Quantum Chemistry
- Solid State and Coordination Chemistry
- Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
- Supercritical Fluids
- Supramolecular Nanoassemblies
- Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
1. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or equivalent (with grade 2.5 or better according to ECTS).
2. If the above criteria are not met, there is the possibility to qualify on the basis of letters of recommendation and a discussion with academic experts.
3. Proficiency in English:
- TOEFL (Code No. 8429) 533 (paper-based), 200 (computer-based), 72 (internet-based); or
- CAE level C; or IELTS grade 6; or
- English on level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The examination regulations relevant at the time
Link Application Process: www.chemie-biologie.uni-siegen.de/igs/application.html
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The language of instruction is English.
Lab courses are part of the elective subjects.
Examination regulations (FPOs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their FPO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the FPO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the FPO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a FPO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
You can also take part in:
- the department's scientific colloquia, a series of talks given by internal and external experts on relevant and current topics
- JCF, the student-run chapter of young chemists of the Germany Chemical Society, which organises talks with industry professionals as well as social events
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.
Examination regulations and Module manual, Link: www.chemie-biologie.uni-siegen.de/igs/curriculum.html