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Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #54 (ARWU) ,
The Master’s degree program follows the Bachelor’s degree; it usually takes three semesters and requires students to earn 90 credits. The Master’s program provides students with an extensive education in chemistry and related fields and furnishes them with the ability to carry out independent scientific work.

About

The Master’s thesis is the key element of the Master’s degree; it is an independently written work on a specified issue in the general field of chemistry.

Students can reduce the length of the Master’s degree program to two semesters by taking certain modules from the program during the Bachelor’s program. A small number of compulsory modules are complemented by a wide range of electives which students can select from to round off their profile.

Chemical biology, medicinal chemistry and biophysical chemistry are added to the core subjects in chemistry. Students are awarded a Master of Science in Chemistry on successful completion of the program and are ideally prepared for a career in science. After earning a Master’s degree, most chemists pursue doctoral studies which last between three and four years.

Programme Structure

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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:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

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Academic 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 in Chemistry and business studies.
  • Corresponding degrees of Swiss and foreign universities which are generally recognized by the Faculty, or recognized by subject. Such degrees are reviewed according to the stipulations of § 3 of the Bologna guideline of the Swiss University Conference.

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

  • International Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 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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