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About M.Sc. Program

General Information

The Master of Science in Chemistry program at the University of Siegen is a two-year program offered to both national and international students. We offer a research-oriented M.Sc. program with high-quality theoretical and experimental chemistry modules providing students with an excellent education. The program provides the possibility of research and specialization in different fields, such as Analytical Chemistry, Building Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and other modern branches of Chemistry.

Program Details

The Chemistry Master program has a duration of two years, divided into four semesters. The first three semesters are organized into lectures and laboratory courses. In the fourth semester, students work on an advanced research topic and write their master thesis. The courses are taught in English, however, students have to attend basic German language courses as part of their curriculum.

International Degree

The Master of Science degree in Chemistry is awarded upon successful completion of the program. The Master of Science degree requires a total of 120 credits. The grades and credits of the program are based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which guarantees an international acceptance of the M.Sc. degree.

Research Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry and Biology is home to excellent groups across the chemistry disciplines and offers state of the art research equipment including DTA, TG/DTG, automatic synthesizer, high resolution NMR, SEM, several X-ray diffractometers, HPLC-MS, GC-MS, ToF-SIMS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, IR and Raman spectroscopy, and AFM. Much more special equipment is available in the individual research groups.  

Major fields of research are: 

Analytical Chemistry
Development of instrumentation and methods for advanced ultra trace analysis, nanomaterials characterization, surface analysis, and direct ambient desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. Fundamental plasma spectrochemistry. 

Chemistry of Building Materials
New Building Materials, Additives and Admixtures, Durability, Corrosion and Conservation 

Inorganic Chemistry
Energy Saving Materials, Photovoltaics, Solid State Lighting, Luminescent Nanoparticles and Films, Ionic Conductors, Areo- and Lyogels, Hydrogen Storage and Conversion, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Solids, Nanoparticles for Bio-Imaging and Medical Sensing 

Macromolecular Chemistry
Synthesis, Characterization and Processing of Polymeric Materials, Hierarchical Structure Formation with Macromolecular Systems, Biosensing and Biomedical Applications of Polymers

Organic Chemistry
Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Chemosensing, Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Photochemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, (Supra)molecular Nanochemistry, Bioelectrochemistry, Surface Plasmon, Resonance Spectroscopy (SPR), Molecular Machines, Spectroelectrochemistry 

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Femtochemistry, Solar Cell Dyes, Quantum Chemistry, Reaction Dynamics, Vibration-Rotation-Spectroscopy, Surfaces and Biointerfaces, Thin Polymer Films, Dynamic Processes in Confinement & in Constrained Geometries, Atomic Force Microscopy, Nanoporous and Autonomously Sensing Materials