The master's in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences at University of Bern is research-focused, enabling you to specialize over the course of three semesters. The first module involves attending a certain number of compulsory and optional courses, the second module is a twelve-month long project (master's thesis) in a research group in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP). All master's courses offered are conducted in English.
Master's students in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences can choose to follow the program without specialization under the title "General Chemistry" or they can choose up to two specializations from the following: Chemical Biology / Sustainable Chemistry / Advanced Synthesis / Nuclear- and Radiochemistry / Spectroscopy of Materials.
Career opportunities and professional profiles
Chemistry is fundamental to many other disciplines: for example, biochemistry, biology, medicine, pharmacy, earth sciences and agronomy all require a knowledge of chemistry. Chemistry is therefore of central importance as an economic factor: small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies of all types need chemists.
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- The master's thesis, which takes twelve months and counts 60 ECTS credits, is usually written during the 2nd and 3rd semester of the master's degree program.
- We therefore recommend that you attend as many lectures as possible for the remaining 30 ECTS credits during the 1st semester.
- This means that, during the 2nd and 3rd semesters, only a small number of courses need to be completed in parallel with the master's thesis.
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. If you are applying late and require a visa for Switzerland, we will transfer your application to a later semester.
DisciplinesChemistry Molecular Sciences Biochemistry View 9 other Masters in Molecular Sciences in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree in the field of Chemistry or Biochemistry from a Swiss university or an equivalent university degree
- Bachelor's degree in the field of Chemistry or Biochemistry from a recognized foreign university or an equivalent university degree
- Bachelor's degree from a university or an equivalent degree with a minor in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences (minimum 60 ECTS credits). Additional attainments of up to 30 ECTS credits may be required.
- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from a Swiss university of applied sciences with a grade of at least 5.0. The appropriate body decides on any additional attainments or exemptions.
International1740 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National1380 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
- Non-Swiss students: CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree.
Living costs for Bern
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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