Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
StudyQA ranking:4077 Duration:2 years
The MSc programme SynCat provides successful BSc students with a tailor-made curriculum for an intensive and world-class training in all aspects of modern molecular sciences with SYNTHESIS at its core! Special emphasis is put on modern synthetic techniques, catalyst development and applications, and theoretical and analytical tools.

The following courses are offered:
The basic concepts of how to make complex molecules, functional materials, natural products, and drugs

Modern aspects of catalyst preparation, characterisation, and application to molecule synthesis in academic and industrial contexts

Basic lab methods and tools for the preparation and analysis of molecules

Modern technologies and their applications in research and industry settings

Study off-campus, develop your skills abroad or in a company (funding available!)

Choose a specialisation and train special techniques for a successful Master's thesis

Become a researcher and tackle a challenging task

Educational organisation

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In the second or third semesters, the participants accomplish an individual and customised research internship of about two months of duration.

Forms of assessment

Written exams
Oral examinations
Research project reports

Course objectives

Students learn about modern methods of chemical synthesis, catalysis, and analysis of reaction products. In a research-based curriculum, they acquire theoretical basics and skills to use for planning, operation, and analysis of complex chemical synthesis. Therefore, our students are optimally prepared for an independent research work during a doctorate and / or working in the research-based chemical industry.

Language requirements

English, level B2 or equivalent

Academic requirements

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or a closely related subject

Enrolment fees

Approx. 140 EUR per semester (includes a public transport ticket valid for the entire semester)

Costs of living

You will need a minimum of about 670 EUR per month (including rent, food, clothing, insurance, books, and study materials).

Job opportunities

Students from EU member states and Switzerland do not need a work permit. Students from non-EU states who are registered at a German university are allowed to work 120 days per year.
Please note that almost all employers require good German language skills.

Arrival support

The International Office of the University of Regensburg will answer your questions on studying and living in Regensburg (for example, health insurance, residence law, or the social environment in Regensburg).

Services and support for international students

Welcome evenings, excursions, international coffee hours, cultural events, and many other activities - these are a few of the many activities that the International Office and its mentors organise to help international newcomers settle into Regensburg each semester. This way, you can easily build your social networks and get used to the German-Bavarian way of life.


The International Office will try to assist students in finding a room in a student dormitory or on the private market. The price for a room in a student dormitory ranges from 200 to 270 EUR per month.
The accommodation application form can be found online at:
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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Deadline: Aug 31, 2024 601–800 place StudyQA ranking: 3651