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Chemistry and Biotechnology

Leipzig University

18 months
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Ending in a double degree, the International Master of Chemistry and Biotechnology degree course at the Leipzig University is a binational master’s programme with an integrated period abroad at Ohio University.

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The intensive Chemistry and Biotechnology study programme at the Leipzig University is highly research-oriented and taught entirely in English. It is a chemistry course with a focus on biotechnology. It offers a wide range of options from the interdisciplinary chemical and biotechnological fields of analytics and forensics, inorganic chemistry and material sciences, biochemistry and biotechnology, organic chemistry and active ingredients, and physical, theoretical and technical chemistry.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the master’s programme hold an internationally sought-after professional qualification in chemistry. The main objective of the programme is the ability to work efficiently and independently at the forefront of chemical research. The master’s programme attaches just as much importance to a further deepening of specialist knowledge as it does to introducing students to the practical side of innovative work in science, as well as to solving problems when faced with the most challenging questions in modern technology and business.

Chemistry is not only about basic research, which usually requires a doctorate. In addition, many students possess specific talents and interests that are equally important for the economy and especially for small and medium-sized industries. This is why the International Master of Chemistry and Biotechnology programme must create the conditions both for starting a career directly and for doctoral studies.

In particular, the aim is to enable students to think and work independently as scientists and to successfully solve problems in various scientific and technical fields. This includes knowledge of technical terminology and a critical approach to research literature.

In the sense of chemistry and biotechnology as a multifaceted, global science, graduates are increasingly required to assume important interdisciplinary functions in all areas of industry, business, state and society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • NMR Spectroscopy: Principles, Concepts and applications
  • Trace analytical methods and methods
  • Protein crystallography
  • Mass spectrometric methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • first academic degree, or degree from a state or state-recognised university of cooperative education, in chemistry or in another natural science or engineering subject with a comparable proportion of chemistry-related content; alternatively proof that the applicant can earn such a degree by the beginning of the master’s programme if he or she pursues the standard course of study;
  • the examination board responsible for the binational degree course decides on the comparability of a degree;
  • knowledge of English at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • This programme requires applicants to pass an aptitude test. More information is available on the institute website.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Leipzig

720 - 1047 EUR /month
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