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The International Master program, Molecular Sciences - Spectroscopy and Simulation (iMOS) from Ruhr University of Bochum, offers you the unique chance to acquire and apply cutting-edge theoretical and spectroscopic techniques in the fields of molecular chemistry, biochemistry, and physics from instructors affiliated with a national Cluster of Excellence.

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iMOS Scope 
  • Earn high-level skills in cutting-edge theoretical and spectroscopic techniques
  • Gain deep insights into molecular physics, chemistry, and biochemistry
  • Work in international, multicultural, and interdisciplinary teams
  • Learn to develop and solve scientific questions by applying suitable theoretical and experimental methods to a wide range of interdisciplinary scientific challenges

Plan ahead:

  • Prerequisite basic knowledge of classical mechanics, thermodynamics/statistical mechanics is mandatory. Success in the program requires relying on your skills in quantum mechanics, mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
  • Study within an active, interdisciplinary research environment
  • Work together with top researchers in their field
  • Gain early hands-on experience in high profile research within the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV
  • Spend three months on an international internship
  • Qualify for your funded doctoral thesis in Germany
  • Fast-track option for outstanding students: Start your doctoral work after only one year

Work Perspectives

Germany is one of the world‘s leaders in applied optical technologies and has flourishing chemical and pharmaceutical industries. There are excellent opportunities for alumni with a top-level education and training in spectroscopic and simulation techniques.The International Master program, Molecular Sciences - Spectroscopy and Simulation (iMOS) is offered by Ruhr University of Bochum.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamics and Simulation
  • Concepts of Spectroscopy
  • Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 
  • Electronic and Molecular Structure Theory
  • Theoretical Spectroscopy
  • Concepts of Quantum Mechanics
  • Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
  • Biomolecular Simulation
  • Methods of Structural Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance
  • Scientific Programming Methods for Chemists


They are looking for students who have a passion for science and wish to work in an international environment.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
15. May deadline for 1+3 / Fast - Track integrated Graduate School Solvation Science stipend applicants.




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

  • Application form
  • 1 passport photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified* copy of high school certificate or equivalent school leaving certificate
  • Certified* copy of qualifying academic degree
  • Certified* copy of subjects and grades
  • Optional: a personal statement describing your motivation to apply for the program
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) for students from China, Vietnam, and/or Mongolia. See your local Embassy for up to date Visa 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.

RUB does not charge tuition fees. A semester contribution fee of approx. €332 must be paid before the start of every semester, which includes a transit pass.


Will you also pursue a PhD? Is a Fast-Track / 1 + 3 PhD for you? Complete your Spectroscopy and Simulation courses while enrolled in the integrated School of Solvation Science at Ruhr Explores Solvation Cluster of Excellence (iGSS at RESOLV). Apply for the Track II stipend by May 15th. Qualified applicants hold a minimum 1.5 GPA (German scale) and are knowledgeable about specific doctoral projects with RESOLV investigators.

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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