MSc in Chemistry

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU

Program Description

MSc in Chemistry

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU


The advanced programme in Chemistry is grouped into individual modules: three mandatory modules (Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry), one Mandatory elective and one Elective module as well as one Specialisation module. In the Mandatory elective module, students can choose chemical subjects which reflect the fields of the chemistry research at FAU (theory, catalysis, bio(in)organic chemistry, interfaces or materials). In the Elective module, students can choose courses according to their preferences. Modules including language, law or business studies courses are among the most popular.

A six-month Master’s thesis (6 months) allows students to develop a deeper understanding of a specific scientific topic.

Contents of the degree programme

Mandatory modules

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Mandatory elective modules

  • Quantum and computer chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Interface phenomena
  • Molecular materials

Elective modules

  • Technical chemistry
  • Crystallography and structural physics
  • Food chemistry
  • Instrumental forensic and bioanalytical chemistry
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Advanced electrochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry of life
  • Free elective module

Specialisation modules

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Theoretical chemistry

Occupational fields

  • Chemical industry
  • Research
  • Industrial firms
  • Product development and application engineering
  • Marketing


  • Semester(s) abroad (only available in German)
  • Research placement abroad (only available in German)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 23, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
4 semesters
Full time
Germany - Nuremberg, Bavaria
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Germany - Nuremberg, Bavaria
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