Medical Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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    Tuition (Year)
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Teaching in the Medical chemistry programme is greatly influenced in the latest research in chemical materials and their application in pharmaceuticals.

Career opportunities

As a medical chemist you have job openings in both the pharmaceutical industry, the healthcare sector or at universities and other research institutions.

This Medical Chemistry programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark. The Master programme in Medical chemistry supplements your Bachelor's degree with chemistry courses such as spectroscopy and molecular modelling, as well as a variety of courses in medical and biological chemistry, specialising you in the development of new medicines.

During the second semester of the programme, you can do elective courses at SDU or other universities in Denmark or abroad. You also have the option of conducting a research project in close cooperation with a business.

In the final year of the programme, you write your Master's thesis. You will typically be assigned to a research team at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy or at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The thesis can also be completed in collaboration with external partners. The thesis has a scope of 60 ECTS, equivalent to a year's full-time work. You complete the project with an academic paper and an oral defence.

A vibrant study environment

A graduate programme at SDU is much more than courses, classes and lectures.

A strong education programme is one that integrates academic and social experiences to maximise learning and personal development. Therefore, at SDU, you find not only a place to study, but a place to cultivate new friendships and pursue co-curricular activities

Accordingly, SDU in Odense gathers most departments under the same roof. On campus you will also find the university library, an academic bookshop, several canteens, the Friday bar, a gym, a branch of Starbucks and a plethora of academic and social student associations.

Programme Structure

The Master's programme in Medical chemistry has a duration of two years.

Programme structure

The Master programme in Medical chemistry at SDUis characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses at SDU or abroad or by conducting a research project in close cooperation with a business.

Graduates are awarded the title Master of Science (MSc) in Medical chemistry.

PhD programme

If you wish to pursue a career in research, you can apply for the PhD programme.

To be considered for a 3-year PhD fellowship, you must hold a Master's degree.

To be considered for a 4-year PhD fellowship, you must hold a Bachelor's degree and have passed Master’s degree exams corresponding to 60 ECTS.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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To apply for the Master's programme in Medical Chemistry, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • Chemistry
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Pharmacy

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including a minimum of 75 ECTS within chemistry and 25 ECTS within biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology or drug formulation. Once you apply, the Study Board will assess whether your degree is qualifying.

If your degree does not fulfill the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13280 International


Options for full-degree graduate students:

BHJ Scholarship

Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus

Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.

A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.

Options for Exchange and Guest Students:

Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements)

Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.

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