Chemistry
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

German language at least at level C1 GER

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Chemistry is life! Chemistry is a dynamic, exciting subject. Chemistry is everywhere around us – from the production of new materials to understanding biological systems, from the food we eat to the medication that keeps us healthy, from the quality of our drinking water to keeping the air we breathe clean. Hannover offers students a broad, balanced and future-oriented Master’s degree programme in Chemistry – a programme that is highly research-oriented with the possibility to specialise.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Areas of Focus

  • Chemistry of natural products
  • Materials chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Nanochemistry
Course Content

During the orientation phase, students take courses based on the traditional subject structure in addition to courses in which central topics of chemistry are considered and expanded on from different perspectives.

In the second and third semesters, students are given the opportunity to specialise in one of two areas (“Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry” or “Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry”) or to pursue a broader strand of study in “General Chemistry”. The structure of these two semesters is identical in each case, and students can take specialist core elective modules based on their individual interests in a modularised form.

Two periods of practical research training are included in the curriculum, the topics of which are selected by the students to tie in with their interests.

The degree programme concludes with a Master’s thesis and a presentation on a research topic chosen by the student.

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme not only acquire the scientific competence required to address issues of chemistry, but also the ability to work in a team involving other scientists such as physicists, engineers, biologists and medical scientists to tackle complex issues.

Semester 1 2 3 4

General compulsory modules

 
  • Inorganic Chemistry: Bonding – Structure – Properties
  • Catalysis and Reaction Mechanisms
  • Stereo Control in Chemical Synthesis
  • Statistical Models and Polymers
  • Dynamics and Transport

 

 

 
  • Master’s thesis with presentation

Compulsory modules in the Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry specialisation

 

 
  • Inorganic Materials Chemistry
  • Foundations of Materials Analysis
  • Physical Materials Chemistry
 
  • Current Aspects of Materials Chemistry
  • Material-Oriented Practical Research Training 1 Inorganic Chemical Materials Chemistry
  • Material-Oriented Practical Research Training 2 Physico-Chemical Materials Chemistry
 

Compulsory modules in the Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry specialisation

 

 
  • Biosynthesis and Process Engineering
  • Chemistry of Natural Products and Biologically Active Substances
  • Analysis of Natural Products and Bioanalysis
 
  • Current Aspects of Natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Practical Research Training 1 Organic Chemical Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry
  • Practical Research Training 2 Technical-Chemical Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry
 

Compulsory elective modules in the General Chemistry strand of study

 

 
  • Inorganic Materials Chemistry
  • Biosynthesis and Process Engineering
  • Foundations of Materials Analysis
  • Chemistry of Natural Products and Biologically Active Substances
  • Analysis of Natural Products and Bioanalysis
  • Physical Materials Chemistry
 
  • Current Aspects of Materials Chemistry
  • Current Aspects of Natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Practical Research Training 1 Organic Chemical Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry
  • Practical Research Training 2 Technical-Chemical Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry
  • Material-Oriented Practical Research Training 1 Inorganic Chemical Materials Chemistry
  • Material-Oriented Practical Research Training 2 Physico-Chemical Materials Chemistry
 

General compulsory elective modules

 

 
  • Biomaterials and Biomineralisation
  • Computational Inorganic Chemistry
  • Boundary Surfaces, Colloids and Nanoparticles
  • Heterocycles
  • Intermolecular Interaction
  • Materials for Energy Engineering
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Natural Product Synthesis
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Organic Mass Spectrometry
  • Organic Synthesis Planning
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Radiochemistry and Radio Analytics I
  • Advanced Reaction Mechanisms
  • Self-Organisation in Chemistry
  • Special Radio Analytics for Space Applications
 
  • Biomaterials and Biomineralisation, including an Experimental Seminar
  • Chemical Biology
  • Computational Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Molecules and Solid Bodies
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Element Organic Chemistry
  • Functional Coordination Compounds of Transition Elements
  • Functional Nanostructures
  • Boundary Surfaces, Colloids and Nanoparticles, including an Experimental Seminar
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry II
  • Molecular Spectroscopy, including an Experimental Seminar
  • NMR for Biopolymers
  • Polymer Materials
  • Quantum Chemistry, including an Experimental Seminar
  • Radiochemistry and Radio Analytics II (with the option of obtaining specialist knowledge)
  • Mechanisms of Action and their Presentation
 
Recommended Abilities
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
  • Laboratory experience
  • An interest in chemistry
Career Opportunities
  • Research and development of new products in all areas of the chemical industry
  • Implementation of scientific research results in industry
  • Process optimisation in production
  • Analysis and monitoring of products in the chemical industry
  • Development and updating of quality assurance mechanisms
  • Control of the safety of products and production processes
  • Customer- and application-oriented design of chemical products
  • Marketing
  • Civil service (regulation)
  • Business consultancy
  • Non-governmental organisations
Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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