University of Geneva

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
860 EUR/year
860 EUR/year
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The Chemistry programme of University of Geneva provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.


The Chemistry program of University of Geneva is using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper.

Career paths

The Master in Chemistry leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Development of new materials
  • Environmental protection
  • High value-added fine chemistry
  • Workplace safety and hygiene
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds
  • Agro-food industry
  • Inks and pigments
  • Regulations and scientific patents
  • Management and sales
  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Private sector research, development and production

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Spectroscopic Methods
  • Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Total Synthesis
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Computational Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 28 February for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations     


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    860 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    860 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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