Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 458
    Tuition (Semester)
    458
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English, French
    Language
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The Master in Chemistry provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper.

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree.

Opportunities

The Master in Chemistry leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Development of new materials
  • Environmental protection
  • High value-added fine chemistry
  • Workplace safety and hygiene
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds
  • Agro-food industry
  • Inks and pigments
  • Regulations and scientific patents
  • Management and sales
  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Private sector research, development and production

Programme Structure

  • Electives and work placement: Advanced Spectroscopic Methods; Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry; Bioorganic Chemistry; Synthesis of Natural Products; Statistical Thermodynamics; Computational Chemistry; Stereochemistry Analysis; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Mass Spectrometry
  • Research project

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

        Apply until:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

    • Starting in

        Apply until:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 458 International
  • EUR 458 EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
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