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M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Chemistry

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The MSc programme in Advanced and Applied Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) focuses on chemical and biological systems at both molecular and nanoscale level, and it covers advanced courses and projects within the key disciplines of chemistry.

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The design of new sustainable processes, materials and chemical products - such as pharmaceuticals with tailored properties - requires an understanding of the synthesis and physical/chemical properties of substances, as well as the relationship between structure and properties.

The programme in Advanced and Applied Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) provides you with broad knowledge of the design of advanced materials - at both theoretical and experimental level - through courses covering the chemistry, synthesis, physical chemistry and production of such materials.

You will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with both Danish and international companies - either as part of the courses, as an individual project or while writing your thesis.


The MSc in Applied Chemistry provides excellent scope for employment in either private or public companies. 

The study programme has an extensive focus and offers a wide variety of courses which—depending on the courses chosen—can qualify you for jobs in the chemical industry (including catalysts and polymers) and the pharmaceutical industry. Some ‘Applied Chemistry’ graduates are expected to pursue a PhD, thereby qualifying for research positions in the above-mentioned industries. 

During the programme, you will carry out several projects in collaboration with leading Danish and foreign companies. This will open up the opportunity for exciting jobs in companies working with polymers as well as pharmaceutical and chemical products. Furthermore, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD, for instance at DTU.

Graduates are employed by the following companies, among others:

  • Danisco
  • Novozymes
  • Coloplast
  • Hempel
  • Rockwool
  • Haldor-Topsøe
  • Lundbeck

Some of them also find employment in the public sector, for instance in teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry and Innovation
  • Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
  • Biobusiness and Process Innovation   
  • Innovation in Engineering
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • X-Tech Entrepreneurship   

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the MSc Eng programme in Applied Chemistry should hold a bachelor degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical technology or related fields. Admission is based on a concrete assessment by the head of study. A broad chemistry background is expected and levels corresponding to the three courses at DTU listed above.
  • To see which subjects the applicant is expected to have insights in this can be seen in the learning objectives of the three courses listed above or in the premapping of competences

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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