Chemical Sciences

Master of Science 

Start of studies: winter semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: English

Chemical Sciences is a research-oriented Master's study program designed for international graduates with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and related fields. Our faculty is unique in its diversity and this program aims to develop students' conceptual and analytical skills, as well as introducing them to the targeted execution of research projects.

The curriculum comprises a homogenization phase within the first two semesters, including lectures, laboratory practicals, and seminars. The specialization phase in our four research profiles takes place during the second and third semester:

  • Sustainable Synthesis and Catalysis    
  • Smart Materials and Functional Molecules 
  • Biological Chemistry and Biotechnology   
  • Theory and Simulation in Chemistry and Materials Sciences

as well as two freely selectable research internships in cutting-edge research topics. Students write their Master's thesis in the fourth semester

Enjoyment of chemistry, curiosity about the mysteries of nature, interest in science and mathematics, interest in experimenting, enjoyment of intercultural cooperation, perseverance, self-motivation, ability to work in a team and independence (especially in the area of learning organization).

Our Master’s study program is flexible and designed to meet the individual interests and abilities of the students. Students can specialize in our four research profiles:

  • Sustainable Synthesis and Catalysis    
  • Smart Materials and Functional Molecules 
  • Biological Chemistry and Biotechnology   
  • Theory and Simulation in Chemistry and Materials Sciences

This master's program prepares graduates for work in a variety of professional fields at both national and international levels:

  • A doctorate can be obtained as a further qualification
  • Research and development in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • As an expert for an environment authority
  • As an expert in the field of quality assurance for the relevant authorities and administrative bodies
  • Cooperation in scientific publishing houses
  • In the patent system (after acquiring further subject-specific advanced qualifications)
Studying abroad: what opportunities does my study program offer?

Credit Points can be acquired abroad. Students should get this approved in advance by the examination board. Particularly, the two research internships are suitable for stays abroad.

Studying abroad: what opportunities does the University of Stuttgart has to offer?

Have you ever thought of joining a Summer School or planned an internship abroad? The International Office will help you make your stay abroad an unforgettable experience. The first step will be to sign up online for our information sessions at the International Office that are offered on a regular basis. We look forward to your registration!

Application and admission: how do I get a place at the University?


Admission Requirements

The following requirements apply if you wish to be admitted to Chemical Sciences M.Sc:

  • A Bachelor's degree of at least six semesters in duration (or equivalent) in chemistry or in a closely related field of study
  • Knowledge and skills equivalent to those required to complete a bachelor's degree in chemistry.

The admissions committee may invite applicants whose eligibility has not been sufficiently proven to attend a selection interview.

For detailed information about the admission process, required English proficiency, and criteria for determining eligibility, please refer to the admission regulations.

Language Requirements

The study program courses are held in English, so excellent English language skills are required (level B2):

  • You need an appropriate language certificate, e.g. TOEFL ibt 80 points or IELTS Band 5
  • Graduates of English-language Bachelor's study programs require a certificate from the university from which they obtained their Bachelor's degree (minimum six semesters of study).
Admission regulations [de]  – January 22, 2024

Application period for the winter semester: February 1 – July 15

The winter semester starts in October.

How is the program structured?

Chemical Scienes starts every winter semester (October) and is designed to be completed within four semesters. A total amount of 120 ECTS must be completed.

The program comprises compulsory modules (35 %) along with an extensive selection of elective modules (65 %) to meet the individual interests and abilities of the students.

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Accreditation

The quality of this degree program has been certified.

Contact for further questions

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Karina Abitaev

 

Program Director Master of Science Chemical Sciences

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