Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
The consecutive International Master Study introduces advanced methods in spectroscopy and the structure exploration of chemical and biochemical compounds (bio-polymers, esp.).


The insight in structural aspects, structural spectroscopic investigations, and synthesis of complex substances constitute the major focus of the programme.

The study is based on applied research, which means students should work and think independently in a research context. In order to ensure international scientific contacts and co-operations, the programme language is English.


Programme Structure

Mandatory modules:

  • Structure Analysis in Inorganic Chemistry
  • NMR on Biosystems
  • Medicinical Chemistry
  • Time-resolved and Surface Spectroscopy

Choice-obligatory modules:

e.g.: Mass Spectrometry / Solid State Chemistry / Transient Chemistry / Protein Christallography / Highlights in Natural Product Synthesis / Modern Concepts in Catalysis / Surface Analysis of Solids/ ...

Choice-obligatory practical courses:

e.g.: Laboratory Course in Receptor Biochemistry / Laboratory Course in Reaction Kinetics and Structure / Bioorganic Structural Analytics by NMR / Laboratory Course in Computer Simulation for Investigation of Fluid Interfaces / Laboratory Course in Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry / ...

Master Thesis Work: 

mandatory, workload of 30 credit points

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Bachelor degree in chemistry, other degrees in natural or engineering sciences are subject to the decision of the examination committee, English B2, aptitude test.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Leipzig

  • 720 - 1050 EUR/month
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