M.Sc. On Campus


University of Zurich

18 months
1312 EUR/year
1312 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
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The following academic degrees exempt the holder from having to pass any further examinations for admission to the a Master’s degree course:

  • A Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich, whereby the Faculty determines which types of the Bachelor's degree are required for admission to the respective Master's degree courses.
  • Corresponding degrees of Swiss and foreign universities which are generally recognized by the Faculty, or recognized by subject.
  • Further possibilities for admission to a Master’s degree course: the Faculty assesses all other qualifications, in particular those from universities of applied sciences, according to its own criteria, whereby.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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