Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Learning outcomes of the MSc programme in Chemistry

A graduate with a Master's degree in Chemistry from University of Southern Denmark has in-depth and detailed functional knowledge of the fundamental theoretical concepts and experimental methods of chemistry.

The graduate has in-depth knowledge of the topics of the research conducted by the researchers at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy. The graduate has obtained insight into the interface between, on the one hand, the history of chemistry and natural science and, on the other hand, issues pertaining to the areas of modern technology, health, and environment.

The graduate has expert knowledge of a well-defined area of research within chemistry. The graduate has specific skills in planning and conducting advanced chemical experiments and applying structural-chemical characterisation techniques. Skilled in examining specific phenomena theoretically and/or experimentally, the graduate is able to contribute to the generation of new scientific insights or to the innovation of new applications of chemical research.


The Department of Physics and Chemistry at University of Southern Denmark focus their research on:

  • Materials, environment and energy
  • Theory, calculation and simulation
  • Synthesis and pharmaceutical science
  • Living technology and biophysics
Career opportunities

Job opportunities in the industry and research institutions of the future.

As a chemist, you can find employment in a number of fields within the industry. In research and development, you have the opportunity as an organic or inorganic chemist to join the production of new molecules with pharmaco-chemical potential.

Your knowledge about environmental chemistry allows you to help investigate where pollution originates and with material chemistry, you can help develop new materials for fuel cells.

With experience in spectroscopy or mass spectrometry, you can, like a ”detective”, help discover which compounds are present in a sample, for instance a doping analysis, or how molecules are constructed.

Finally, your knowledge about theoretical chemistry can be used to construct or utilise computer models of chemical reactions or the properties of molecules. You can also work with quality assurance, sales or consulting within the industry.

In the public sector, you can find employment as a teacher at the high school or college levels, in administration or advisory positions.

Programme Structure

The Chemistry programme at SDU is 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.

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

  • Chemistry from University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen or Aalborg Unviersity
  • Nanobioscience from University of Southern Denmark
  • Chemistry and Biotechnology from University of Southern Denmark
  • Chemical Engineering from University of Southern Denmark

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree containing a minimum of 80 ECTS within chemistry, including relevant auxiliary subjects. 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
  • Free EU/EEA

  • Only students with a non-EU/EEA-citizenship or non-Swiss-citizenship have to pay tuition fees.
  • Tuition fee for international students: DKK 99,000


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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