The total number of 90 credits necessary to obtain the Master’s degree must be acquired within three years.
Categories of course units
Students have to obtain credits in the following categories:
- Core subjects: 21 credits
- Compulsory elective subjects: 14 credits
- Laboratory courses and research projects: 33 credits
- Master's thesis: 20 credits
- Science in Perspective (SiP): 2 credits
Description of the categories
Core and compensatory subjects
Core subjects areas are «Inorganic Chemistry», «Organic Chemistry», and «Physical Chemistry». All students have to take at least one course from each of the three areas.
Compulsory elective subjects
Compulsory elective subjects include a broad spectrum of advanced topics in chemistry, as well as topics from related areas. Students may also take as compulsory elective subjects a) core and compensatory subjects as long as they have not taken them as such, b) elective subjects from the Bachelor’s programme.
Laboratory courses and research projects
Students have to carry out either one laboratory course plus one research project, or two research projects in a core subject area or in a elective subject. Students are free to choose the area.
The Master's thesis is carried out under the supervision of a professor in a core subject area, or in a elective subject. Students are free to choose the area. The duration of the Master's thesis is 16 weeks.
Electives in humanities, social and political sciences - Science in Perspective (SiP)
All students must collect credits in courses offered by the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences.