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Chemical and Molecular Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #54 (ARWU) ,
The specialized Master’s Program in „Chemical and Molecular Sciences“ requires a scientific Bachelor’s degree with a significant amount of education in Chemistry.


The studies, tailored to the individual students and projects, provide training in areas that defy traditional categorization.

The core requirements emphasize design, synthesis and control of function from a molecular perspective. The MSc is a qualification for all academic-industrial professionals, ranging from chemical biology to materials science to medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Protein Engineering
  • Organometallic Chemistry in Modern Syntheses
  • Photochemistry and Femtochemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Methods of liquid and solid state NMR in organometallic chemistry
  • Scientific Investigations in Forensics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • The candidate must possess a B.Sc. in the physical or natural sciences, with minimum average marks of “Good.” This coursework must include the equivalent of at least 2 years chemistry lectures (min. 16 ECTS) and 2 years (combined) of biology, biochemistry or physics lectures (min. 16 ECTS). In addition, the coursework must include 2 years of laboratory work (min. 24 ECTS), at least 1 year of which must be in chemistry (min. 12 ECTS).
  • The candidate must have a demonstrated capacity for research.
This may take the form of advanced practical laboratory courses or independent research work, equivalent to a minimum of 6 ECTS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 690 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 690 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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