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Applied Chemistry 

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

M.Sc. On Campus
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.

Study programme focus

The MSc 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 programme attracts many foreign students, so you will be part of a very international study environment.


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:

  • Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
  • Technology, economics, management and organisation (TEMO)
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Instrumental chemical analysis
  • Solid state chemistry
  • Biomolecular Chemistry

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:

  • bachelor's degree in technical science or
  • diploma engineer or
  • bachelor in science.

The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 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.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Applied Chemistry
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


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