The Chemistry programme of Aarhus University is research-oriented and reflects the interests of the business community, research institutions and the public sector. It is flexible, and can be tailored to match the academic interests of the individual student.
As a student on the programme you get to specialise in a particular subject area, while at the same time acquiring general competencies in chemistry. Teaching at the university is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the lecturers are active researchers. All classes on the MSc programme are taught in English. As an MSc student, you have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory, and you can also complete a project in collaboration with a private company or a public institution.
Graduates from the Department of Chemistry find work in a wide range of fields and institutions. Most jobs are within research, development, teaching, communication or consultancy in the public or private sectors, particularly in chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Chemists employed in the chemical industry typically perform a wide range of functions: for example developing new products, analysing chemical reactions in order to improve them, or with responsibility for supervising production to prevent the occurrence of errors. If your wish is to be a communicator, you can choose to teach at Danish upper secondary schools or at laboratory-technician or teacher-training colleges, or in adult education or other advanced education programmes. In most of these schools, the teaching language is Danish.
It is also possible to enter the PhD programme at Aarhus University during or after MSc studies. To be enrolled on the PhD programme, students must apply to the Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST) at Aarhus University. The combined MSc and PhD programme lasts five years.
- The Master’s degree in chemistry counts as 120 ECTS credits and mainly consists of subjects within the chemistry field of study. You specialise by participating in course activities and projects and by writing a thesis.
- During your very first week, you structure your own individual study programme with the help of a teacher from the Department of Chemistry by choosing courses from the course catalogue.
- Your programme is based on your academic qualifications and interests and the subjects you studied for your Bachelor’s degree. The plan must be approved by the Board of Studies before you can enrol for examinations.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
The entry requirements differ for each programme. Please, check programme specific information for more details.
International14800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14800 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
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