M.Sc. On Campus


University of Zurich

12 months
1474 EUR/year
1474 EUR/year
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A Master’s degree in Chemistry from University of Zurich is an ideal basis for fascinating future employment both in research and industry.


Graduates from a MSc program with a major in Chemistry from University of Zurich have:

  • an in depth theoretical understanding of concepts in Chemistry, which enables them to understand complex chemical systems. 
  • experimental skills acquired during their largely independently conducted master’s thesis. 
  • a deepened understanding of the current forefront of research in one specific field of chemistry. 
  • competencies in a specialized area of research and are able to conduct independent research such as would be required for a PhD 
  • the subject-specific qualifications necessary to work as a chemist MSc or to teach Chemistry as their first teaching subject at Upper Secondary Schools 

Career options

As a result of its comprehensive approach, chemistry forms the basis of numerous other disciplines, including pharmacy, biology, medicine, agronomy, food sciences and earth sciences. 

Chemists are therefore well-suited for a wide range of occupations, and a large variety of careers and professions in diverse fields are open to graduates, depending on their interests and area of specialization: Research and Development: A Master’s degree can lead to a career in research, generally via a doctorate. 

Education: The Master’s degree in Chemistry is a qualification for careers in chemistry and forms the academic basis for a teaching qualification. 

  • Process and Applications Engineering 
  • Sales and Marketing 
  • Analytical Chemistry 
  • Start-up Companies 
  • Patents 
  • Knowledge Management 
  • Media 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Protein Biophysics
  • Protein crystallography and electron microscopy
  • Radiochemistry, Basics and Application of Radionuclides
  • Patents in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Nanochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or a degree that is at least equivalent from a state-accredited university.
  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.
  • The degree program must last at least three years (of regular full-time study: 180 ECTS credits or equivalent workload).
  • The diploma must be state-accredited (no equivalency certificates or university-internal confirmations of the successful completion of interim sections).
  • The diploma must grant entitlement to undertake a consecutive Master’s program at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.
  • You must fulfill the requirements of the Master’s study program in question; in other words, you must have the knowledge and skills required for the Master’s study program. 
  • These requirements are set on the basis of the quality, content and scope of, and the level of skills imparted in, one or more Bachelor’s degree programs at the University of Zurich.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

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