University of Cologne

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The four term Master degree programme in Chemistry from University of Cologne is research-oriented and geared for a scientific thesis, the Master thesis. Here, intensive research experiences are gained.


Students document with their Master thesis the realisation, written documentation and finally the presentation of an independent scientific work. This qualification will be recognized in the professional world as a proof of the graduate's ability of working independently. 

The programme

The Chemistry programme from University of Cologne offers four areas of specialization: Nanochemistry & Functional Materials, Catalysis & Synthesis, Photonics & Photochemistry, Bioorganic & Biological Chemistry

Programme Structure

  • 3 advanced and 3 experimental modules to be selected from inorganic, organic, physical, theoretical and biochemistry
  • 3 project modules, one of them incl. a research proposal (max one non-chemical modul): chemical: inorganic, organic, physical, theoretical (quantum) chemistry, biochemistry, technical, nuclear, and/or macromolecular chemistry non-chemical: physics, crystallography, mineralogy, genetics, computer sciences,pharmacology and toxicology, physiological chemistry
  • 1 supplementary module
  • Master thesis (6 months)

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

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letter of Motivation
  • School leaving certificate (or an equivalent degree of qualification for access to German universities)
  • Bachelor-degree (or an equivalent university degree). A German Bachelor degree can be handed in later.
  • Transcript of Records
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Candidates have to prove at least 12 credit points in the following areas:

a) Inorganic Chemistry

b) Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

c) Physical and Theoretical Chemistry and in total at least 60 credit points.

  • internal application form (please fill in online, print and sign)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 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.

The UoC does not charge any tuition fees. However a semester fee has to be paid each semester/6 months and amounts to 279,65 €.


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