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Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #141 (WUR) ,
University of Ulm offers the Master’s programme in Chemistry in two variations. Right from the beginning of the programme you get to choose your focus. The specialisation in Materials comprises various modules around material sciences. 


Chemistry is without a doubt a fascinating science – a progressive future would be unthinkable without it. It is used in research laboratories to develop new materials and substances which accompany us in daily life as seemingly invisible helpers. Chemical reactions are found both in the biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) world. The art of transferring knowledge derived from nature into research and development never ceases to inspire researchers the world over. 

Chemistry provides a richness of perspectives, professional variety and is an important component of the sustainable development of our social prosperity. Especially the production, conversion and storage of energy are fundamentally important chemical issues for current and future generations.

The specialisation in Chemistry focusses more on the classical sub-disciplines of Chemistry and offers maximum flexibility. Students in the Chemistry Master’s programme acquire detailed knowledge in the following areas:
  • chemical research and scientific work methods,
  • topical challenges in the core and sub-disciplines of Chemistry,
  • scientific and occupation-qualifying competences in chemistry-related application areas.

Career perspectives

Career opportunities are vast with this degree. Industry, research institutes, universities, schools and civil service offer interesting perspectives. Chemical expertise is sought after in many other areas as well – the following list comprises only a small fraction thereof: all economic activities around the topics of energy, food, environment and water, automotive and aircraft engineering, the insurance and consulting sector and many more.

  • application-oriented industrial research
  • roles responsible for manufacturing operations
  • product development and application engineering, as interface between research   and production
  • process engineering, transferring new findings from lab scale to industrial scale
  • chemical analytics: there is an almost limitless variety of matter waiting to be analysed
  • environment protection, to secure a liveable future of our planet
  • marketing and sales, to serve customer demands and market opportunities
  • patent law, for the legal protection of research findings
  • documentation, with the purpose of developing and optimising functional and efficient structures in electronic data management

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Spectroscopy
  • Polymeric Materials
  • Materials of Energy Management
  • Introduction to Energy Technology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Proof of a completed academic degree of bachelor of science, state examination or any comparable degree after a minimum six-semester study programme in the subject chemistry as well as the ability to work scientifically respectively in a basically- and methods-oriented way and to solve complex and difficult problems.
Examination results must comply with one of the following criteria
  • final grade of an academic degree with grade 3.0 or better,
  • or if the degree has not yet been completed
  • examination results weighted according to credit points, showing an average grade of 3.0 or better by the application deadline. The examination results must be documented in a current transcript of records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ulm

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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