Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Leipzig University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy programme at the University of Leipzig is an international degree course taught in English. It is research-oriented, introduces advanced spectroscopic methods, and centres around the structure of chemical and biochemical molecules, especially biopolymers.


The focus is on the synthesis and structure elucidation of complex structures. The aim is to enable students to think and work independently as scientists and to successfully solve problems in various scientific and technical fields. Graduates are increasingly required to assume important interdisciplinary functions in all areas of industry, business, state and society.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy master’s programme at the University of Leipzig hold an internationally sought-after professional qualification in chemistry. The main objective of the programme is the ability to work efficiently and independently at the forefront of chemical research. The master’s programme attaches just as much importance to a further deepening of specialist knowledge as it does to introducing students to the practical side of innovative work in science, as well as to solving problems when faced with the most challenging questions in modern technology and business.

One highly valued professional quality of chemists is their ability to systematically analyse and further develop complex scientific and technical processes from a material perspective. Because of these basic skills, chemistry graduates are also sought after in professional fields that are otherwise reserved for others, and in more distant areas such as management consulting, insurance and politics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • NMR on biosystems
  • Medical chemistry
  • Inorganic structural analysis
  • Short-term and surface spectroscopy
  • Trace analytical methods and procedures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first academic degree in chemistry or in another natural science or engineering subject with a comparable proportion of chemistry-related content;
  • knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • The Faculty will check whether the above requirements have been met and then issue an official notification. This serves as proof that the candidate meets the relevant admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

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