The Chemistry master’s degree program aims at enabling students to independently solve complex problems that go beyond their individual knowledge, using a large variety of scientific methods that are taught in the course of the degree program. The degree program has a strong research focus. Research activities at the Chemistry Department touch different areas of chemistry, ranging from fundamental research (e.g. element-metal multiple bonds, reaction paths) to applied research (e.g. sensors, catalysis).

The Chemistry master’s degree program is primarily directed at students who have already obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Students who have graduated from a bachelor’s degree program in another field may also be admitted provided they meet all relevant requirements.

Possible lines of work:

Research, product development and quality management; risk assessment and safety management; analysis, development and programming of technological systems and chemical processes; patenting; pharmaceutical industry; oil industry

Open admission
Master of Science
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in chemistry or a related discipline

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Minimum grade of 2.9 or local equivalent

Specific modules: Inorganic and analytical chemistry (25 ECTS credits) | Organic chemistry and biochemistry (25 ECTS credits) | Physical and theoretical chemistry (25 ECTS credits)

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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