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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Language of instruction:

German (some courses also taught in English)

Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

4 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

120 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission
The admissions restrictions are determined by the admissions regulations for the individual field. For more detailed information, please visit your departmental academic advisor.

Higher semesters:

with special prerequisites for admission according to admission regulations

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: Winter Semester: 1 March - 15 July, Summer Semester: 1 November - 15 January
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: 1 March - 30 September, Summer Semester: 1 November - 31 March
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Application for this subject is only possible during the application period and is done online.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

The master of science in Chemistry is a four-semester program. In the first two semesters students take advanced courses in the areas of chemistry in which they do not intend to write their master’s thesis, and in the last two semesters they take courses in the area in which they are writing their thesis as well as in neighboring areas. Students write their master’s thesis during the fourth semester. The curriculum consists of four modules. The student’s grade for each module is made up of a practical examination and an oral examination. The new interdisciplinary module “Methods and Concepts” includes courses from both chemistry and neighboring fields (e.g., physics, biology, microsystems engineering). The degree program is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach and the opportunity to gain experience abroad. Students are allowed to complete some of their coursework at other faculties of the university or at research institutes abroad. This work is recognized in full as credit toward the degree.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Program Coordination
Dr. Sabine Richter
Raum 304
Hebelstr. 27
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-6063

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Examination Office

Jennifer Glockner
Hebelstr. 27 (EG)
D-79085 Freiburg
Tel.: 0761 203-96862
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