Master's program in Chemistry examination regulations 2009© Foto: Peter Winandy
The goal of the Master's program in chemistry is to enhance professional competence and prepare students for research and scientific work. The prerequisite for the Master's program is a recognized degree in the Bachelor's program in chemistry, which this degree program builds upon thematically.
The standard period of study is four semesters, where the fourth semester is dedicated to the Master's thesis. The first three semesters are dedicated to attending lectures and taking part in research activities.
The RWTH Master's program in chemistry is characterized by a very high degree of flexibility in the choice and order of lectures and courses. At the beginning of the Master's program, students choose two of four possible specializations, each representing a thematic and interdisciplinary focus, and which in turn open up further options in addition to their respective compulsory lectures. The four specializations offered are:
SYN - Bioactive Compounds and Synthetic Methods
CAT - Catalysis
MES - Materials and Mesoscopic Systems
COS - Computational Chemistry and Spectroscopy
This high degree of flexibility allows for the degree course to be customized to each student's interests and promote an interdisciplinary understanding of chemistry as well as excellent research capabilities.
Detailed information and tips on the choice of courses and study planning can be found on the page Organisation of lectures.
A list of important information on the courses offered as well as any lecture shifts to be considered can be found on the page Current Information about lectures in Master Program Chemistry.