Our top researchers in primarily the fields of theoretical and physical chemistry will train you in cutting-edge spectroscopic and simulation techniques through lectures and extensive hands-on practica here and abroad, taking your basic conceptual knowledge of quantum & classical mechanics and thermodynamics / statistical mechanics to the next level.
Be one of the 6,000+ international students at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, a world leader in applied optical technologies, chemistry and pharmacology. Local students will benefit from the unique international exchange and focused training in spectroscopy and simulation.
The Molecular Sciences - Spectroscopy and Simulation (iMOS) program from Ruhr University Bochum is an accredited Masters of Science degree granting program offered by the Fakultät für Chemie und Biochemie.
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- Concepts of Quantum Mechanics
- Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
- Dynamics and Simulation
- Concepts of Spectroscopy
- Concepts of Molecular Chemistry
- Scientific Programming Methods for Chemists (Python)
They are looking for students who have a passion for science and wish to work in an international environment.
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Applicants applying for the Fast-Track 1+3 PhD programme should apply before May 15.
DisciplinesPhysics Chemistry Biochemistry View 62 other Masters in Biochemistry in Germany
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Recommended: a minimum GPA of 2.0 or equivalent according to the German scale (where 1.0 is the best and 4.0 is the lowest) along with 10 ECTS CP in Mathematics and 8 ECTS CP in Theoretical Chemistry and/or Spectroscopic Techniques and/or Quantum Mechanics and/or equivalent topics.
Students who apply for the Master of Science program must have a Bachelor (or comparable) degree in one of the following:
- A related engineering field
- Comparable specialized course and Biology/Biochemistry degree holders are encouraged to apply
No examination regulation requirements. Python programming is an asset.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) does not charge tuition fees. Students must pay a semester contribution fee of about €330 per semester; includes transit ticket.
Living costs for Bochum
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Funding for the MSc programme is not provided. Applicants with a 1.5 GPA (German scale) or better may consider applying to the Fast-Track 1+3 PhD programme.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.