Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Apr 1, 2025
StudyQA ranking:4685 Duration:2 years
The consecutive, international Master's programme introduces advanced methods in spectroscopy and the structural exploration of chemical and biochemical compounds (especially bio-polymers). Insight into structural aspects, structural spectroscopic investigations, spectroscopic techniques and synthesis of complex substances constitutes the major focus of the programme.

The programme is based on applied research, which means that students are expected to work and think independently in a research context. In order to ensure international scientific contacts and cooperation, the language of the programme is English.

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Educational organisation

The study programme is laid out for two years (four semesters) with a total of 120 ECTS credit points. One credit point corresponds to an average workload of 30 hours. The programme can also be completed part-time (four years, 30 credit points per year).
Up to 60 credit points may be acquired abroad. This is recommended, but is the responsibility of each individual student and requires prior consultations. For comparison, see the ASC Master's programme, in which international mobility is mandatory.

The programme contains four compulsory modules (5 ECTS each, two modules in the winter semester, two in the summer semester). 40 ECTS credit points can be earned in choice obligatory modules, 30 ECTS credit points in three choice obligatory lab projects. Some of the modules also contain lab courses. Finally, the Master's thesis earns 30 ECTS credit points.

Study abroad unit(s)

Not mandatory but possible



Forms of assessment

Written or oral examinations; reports about practical work; Master's thesis during the fourth semester

Course objectives

Successful students will be able to perform independent scientific research in order to solve problems in various aspects of science and technology. They will be able to work in all areas of industry, business and society.

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills. Proof of English level B2 (CEFR) or higher or a corresponding certification of a comparable level (TOEFL or equivalent) must be presented.

Academic requirements

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or a closely related topic
Since the emphasis lies on spectroscopic techniques, knowledge about fundamental issues in this area is required in particular.

Enrolment fees

Students have to pay an enrolment fee per semester (currently approx. 200 EUR).

Costs of living

Approx. 700 EUR per month to cover personal expenses (including rent for a room).
Rent for rooms and apartments provided by the Studentenwerk ranges between 170 EUR and 375 EUR, depending on the type of accommodation, room amenities and the location of the halls.

Job opportunities

See offers in the student job market organised by the "Studentenwerk Leipzig".
Limited possibilities of jobs within the faculty.

Arrival support

A Welcome Week for foreign students is organised by the International Centre. Buddies (student tutors) are available on request to assist with administrative and general problems.

Services and support for international students

Mentors and Buddies are available on request to introduce students to the faculty and to help them deal with personal and scientific problems.


Student residence halls run by the "Studentenwerk Leipzig", shared apartments, accommodation services and estate agencies are available. Help can be obtained from Mentors and Buddies at the faculty.
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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Deadline: Aug 31, 2024 601–800 place StudyQA ranking: 3519