MSc in Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science

Program Description

MSc in Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical chemistry is a scientific discipline which develops and applies methods, measuring techniques and strategies for obtaining information on the chemical composition of a defined part of the real world, on the changes of this composition in time and on the spatial distribution of chemical species. It intensely cooperates with the other chemical disciplines and with other important scientific fields, e.g., medicine, pharmacy, forensic studies, or ecology. The study of analytical chemistry obeys the recommendations by the Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS). It covers mastering of the theoretical background, practical training in the traditional methods of chemical analysis, in modern methods of instrumental analysis and in chemometry, complemented by general information on measuring methodology, on the systems of securing the quality of products, on multidimensional techniques and on continuous monitoring of industrial processes and of processes occurring in living organisms and in the environment.


Learning outcomes

The graduate from the MSc. study of Analytical Chemistry has passed the demanding theoretical and practical training and is capable of independent solving of problems connected with the qualitative and quantitative analysis of samples of any material. He/she has mastered the strategy of the process of analysis and is able to propose and realize effectively the solution of given analytical task. He/she is versed in the optimization of analyses, the securing of good quality of analytical results, prepared to work in accredited laboratories fulfilling good laboratory practice. He/she finds professional realization especially in the development, optimization, and verification of new analytical procedures, in controlling analytical practice and in carrying out analyses required by the research, industrial and agricultural production and the protection of the environment and human health. The certified degree Chemistry Euromaster makes it possible to find a job not only in the Czech Republic but in the whole of Europe.


Biophysical Chemistry

Graduates of this discipline have theoretical as well as experimental knowledge and skills in all branches of chemistry and deep knowledge on the biophysical chemistry and variety of interdisciplinary relations. They also have a good knowledge of molecular biology and biophysics. Graduates are supposed to find a position in academic as well as industrial research teams dealing with a creation of new knowledge in the various fields of the protein engineering, enzyme catalysis, advanced pharmacological systems, ecology etc. and with an implementation of new, knowledge-based advanced technologies into practice. They can also find a position in the marketing of chemical products and chemistry-related instrumentation.


Chemistry and Physics of Special Materials

The MSc. program Chemistry and Physics of Special Materials is focused on finalization of education of experts possessing theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of solid state chemistry and material science. The graduates are prepared above all for research and development in interdisciplinary branches of material research, due to the combination of selected taught theoretical and practical subjects of chemistry and applied physics. The graduates are particularly prepared for individual research but also for leading of research and development work groups.


Learning outcomes

The graduates of MSc. program Chemistry and Physics of Special Materials obtained sound theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of solid state chemistry, material science and selected branches of physics. The graduates are prepared for employment in interdisciplinary academic or private research teams and laboratories of companies involved in the design and development of advanced materials and nanomaterials. They are also prepared for the application of material research results. They obtained the necessary knowledge and practical skills for prediction, preparation, and characterization of new materials based on the understanding of the origin of their physical properties. The graduates are ready to lead and organize technical, production and administrative work groups.


Environmental Chemistry

The graduate has mastered university-level education in all disciplines of chemistry and other fields of science that give him/her ability to solve environmental chemistry problems. The master has both theoretical and practical skills in chemistry and related disciplines; his/her education allows participation in various teams of basic and/or applied research in the field of environmental chemistry. However, he/she is also competent to solve principle questions of environmental protection. During his/her work on the diploma thesis the graduate has acquired experience with research, ability to evaluate and construe results. He/she has become an environmental chemistry expert, who is able to judge chemical and also legal aspects of environmental pollution.


Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry represents one of the very basic chemistry disciplines, which focuses on the synthesis and studies into the reactivity of elements and inorganic compounds, on investigations into the structure and properties of inorganic compounds and materials as well as on finding relations between the structure and properties of the compounds studied. The knowledge of inorganic chemistry fundamentals is vital for any chemistry student and person active in the field.


Learning outcomes

In addition to advanced inorganic chemistry, the graduate took courses in all chemical disciplines, courses of synthetic methods and courses focusing on investigations into physicochemical properties of inorganic and organometallic compounds and materials. On the basis of the obtained theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, the graduate is able to solve problems concerning relations between the structure, properties, and reactivity of inorganic compounds with regard to their practical utilization, including their design and synthesis. The graduate may thus find a position in laboratories focusing on both fundamental and applied research in all chemistry disciplines, particularly in the fields of inorganic and organometallic materials and catalysts as well as compounds suitable for applications in biomedicine.


Macromolecular Chemistry

The study field Macromolecular Chemistry is focused on training of experts educated both in a broad field of the macromolecular chemistry and in related fields such as materials chemistry, biomedicine, pharmacology, biophysical and colloidal chemistry, micro- and molecular electronics and others areas of traditional as well as new applications of polymer materials. Thus the graduates acquire knowledge of the up-to-date trends in macromolecular chemistry and get an overview of important interdisciplinary relationships and applications of modern information technologies in the research work. The study is aimed at the preparation of experts for the work both in multidisciplinary research and development teams and in industry.


Learning outcomes

The graduate of this discipline has theoretical as well as experimental knowledge and skills of all branches of chemistry and deep knowledge on the macromolecular science and variety of interdisciplinary relations. He/she also has a good knowledge of physics and mathematics and is experienced in the work with computers and scientific literature and databases. The graduate is supposed to find a position in academic as well as industrial research teams dealing with a creation of new knowledge in the various fields of the material science and engineering, catalysis, advanced pharmacological systems, ecology etc. and with an implementation of new, knowledge-based advanced technologies into practice. He/she can also find a position in the marketing of chemical products and chemistry-related instrumentation.


Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry is a field at the border of chemistry and pharmacology that deals with the design, preparation and development of drugs. It includes identification, synthesis, and development of new chemical compounds suitable for therapeutical or diagnostic use, and studies of the biological properties of already known compounds from the point of view of relations between their chemical structure and biological properties. Student of this particular discipline must be well educated in a broad range of subjects including not only individual branches of chemistry but also quantitative studies of biological systems, pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, molecular modeling of the biological systems. Based on these considerations much emphasis will be placed on organic chemistry and organic synthesis, biochemistry, computer modeling of chemical systems, pharmacology, molecular biology, biostatistics, and physical chemistry of low molecular mass and macromolecular chemical systems. Lecturers of the suggested program are experienced teachers of the Faculty of Science at Charles University Prague, most of whom has been involved in the independent research projects in the field of medicinal chemistry and have regular publications in the best scientific international journals of this field (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie and others).


Learning outcomes

The holder of the master degree in medicinal chemistry has comprehensive knowledge in the fields of anorganic, analytic, physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology and genetics. He knows advanced techniques of organic synthesis and characterization of compounds, and design of biologically active compounds. He is ready to continue in doctoral studies or to find an appropriate job in laboratories dealing with design, development, and optimization of drugs (including macromolecular ones), in government agencies or in companies dealing with the distribution of chemicals, drugs or laboratory devices.


Modeling of Chemical Properties of Nano- and Biostructures

This is an interdisciplinary study overlapping physical chemistry, biochemistry, and material science with the modern tools of molecular modeling. Graduates are able to solve problems of structural and dynamical aspects of complex systems using state-of-the-art tools of computational chemistry. Graduates will find use in various areas of science that includes: material engineering, pharmaceutical research, molecular biology, biotechnology and/or catalysis. Graduates will find positions either in applied research in the private sector (pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, chemical industry) or in academia.


Organic Chemistry

The aim of the study of organic chemistry is to provide students with a wide range of information in organic chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and organic synthesis. In the context with the diploma project, the study is subsequently differentiated into following specialization: Synthetic organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and the synthesis and utilization of radioisotopes. The curriculum is proposed to cover comprehensively demands placed on the student of the organic chemistry specialization and to enable him to prove successful both in the research and praxis. A series of optional lectures which cover interdisciplinary relationships, especially from the viewpoint of the biological activity of organic compounds, interpretation of the structure of the components of the ecosystem is a constituent of the study program.


Learning outcomes

Graduates of the subject have advanced knowledge of organic chemistry, methods of modern organic synthesis, stereochemistry, and mechanisms of organic reactions. He has also profound theoretical and practical understanding in the field of identification of the structure of organic compounds by the use of instrumental methods, the separation methods and analysis of organic compounds. Also, practical laboratory skill and good orientation in the professional literature is an integral part of the knowledge of organic chemistry graduate. According to the orientation of the thesis, graduate acquires special knowledge in the interdisciplinary spheres e.g. inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, macromolecular chemistry, the chemistry of the isotopes, biology etc. Applicability of graduates is directed mainly to the research area, in the development of new synthetic methods or analytical applications connected with organic chemistry.


Physical Chemistry

The study field Physical Chemistry is focused on training of experts educated both in a broad field of physical chemistry and in related fields (chemical physics, physical chemistry of polymers, biophysical and colloidal chemistry), and in all other chemical disciplines. The graduates acquire knowledge of the up-to-date trends in physical chemistry and get an overview of important interdisciplinary relationships. Depending on the specialization of diploma thesis, they become experts either in theoretical chemistry (quantum chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, computational chemistry, and computer modeling) or in modern experimental fields. The study is aimed at the preparation of experts for the work both in multidisciplinary research and development teams and in industry.


Learning outcomes

The graduate has theoretical knowledge and experimental skills in all branches of chemistry and a deep knowledge of physical chemistry. He/she also has a good education in physics and mathematics and is experienced in working with computers, scientific literature, and databases. As the physico-chemical methodology and experimental techniques are used in all branches of chemistry, graduates are supposed to find a position in academic as well as industrial research teams in various fields of chemistry, biochemistry, material science and engineering, pharmacology, medicine, ecology, etc. He/she can also find a position in the marketing of chemical products and chemistry-related instrumentation and further in the management of chemistry-oriented institutions.


Training Teachers of Chemistry at Higher Secondary Schools (one-branch)

Master study is the second part of the two-level education of teachers for high schools. Study curriculum has several parts. The first, there is a broad spectrum of specialized chemical subjects. The second, within the framework of didactics of chemistry. An integral part of the study is represented by subjects oriented to pedagogy and psychology, chemistry teaching practice and diploma project. Students obtain required competencies for the teaching profession and basic competencies for pedagogical research.


Learning outcomes

The graduates are qualified to teach chemistry at secondary schools. They acquire wide-ranging theoretical knowledge and practical skills in all aspects of chemistry, namely physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry, including didactics of chemistry and experience in pedagogical research connected with chemical education. The graduates have advanced knowledge and skills in ICT, pedagogy, and psychology. They acquire professional skills through practical pedagogical work experience. Specialized knowledge and skills enable him to find employment outside of the education sphere.


Training Teachers of Chemistry at Higher Secondary Schools (two-branch)

Master study is the second part of the two-level education of teachers for high schools. It is studied always in combination with the second specialization. Study curriculum has several parts. The first, there is a broad spectrum of specialized chemical subjects. The second, within the framework of didactics of chemistry. An integral part of the study is represented by subjects oriented to pedagogy and psychology, chemistry teaching practice and diploma project. Students obtain required competencies for the teaching profession and basic competencies for pedagogical research.


Learning outcomes

The graduate is qualified to teach chemistry at secondary schools. He possesses appropriate knowledge and skills in the chemical sciences, didactics of chemistry, ICT, pedagogy and psychology. He acquired professional skills through practical pedagogical work experience. Specialized knowledge and skills enable him to find employment outside of the education sphere.

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Last updated November 7, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2019
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2 years
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Feb. 28, 2019
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Czech Republic - Prague, Prague
Start date : Oct. 2019
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Oct. 2019
Czech Republic - Prague, Prague
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