The four-semester Master's study programme offers in-depth scientific education with specific regard to main research topics in chemistry, such as inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, building chemistry, and macromolecular chemistry. A specialisation in "Materials and Interfaces", "Light and Matter" or "Molecular Sciences" is possible.
Topics of courses:
Biomimetic Molecular Machines
Chemo- and Biosensors
Chemistry of Building Materials and Ceramics
Fast Ion Conductors
Historical Aspects of Chemistry
Interface and Colloid Science
Languages and Soft Skills
Materials Science and Testing Methods
Micro- and Nanofabrication Techniques
Modern Microscopy and Surface Analysis
Nanostructured Functional Materials
Photochemistry and Photobiology
Solid State and Coordination Chemistry
Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
The Master's study programme provides in-depth scientific education with specific regard to main research topics in chemistry and adjacent disciplines. During the first semester, advanced theoretical and methodical skills in the core subjects and in two application-oriented fields of study (applied chemistry) are imparted. In these courses, perspectives for specialisation in the respective subject are highlighted and the basis for academic development is created. From the second semester onward, deepening of knowledge in compulsory optional modules takes place. In the fourth semester, the Master's thesis is written in the subject of specialisation.
Forms of assessment
Oral examination; written examination; presentation; written assignment; laboratory course; exercise, seminar, or tutorial
The consecutive Master's study programme is designed to enable students to directly change over to a chemistry-oriented occupational field or to begin the doctorate programme in chemistry on the basis of an in-depth scientific education. In particular, students are to acquaint themselves with modern theoretical and experimental developments in the field of study in its entire breadth. Moreover, they will be enabled to develop strategies for solving complex issues individually and in teams, and they will be able to act with scientific and social responsibility. Variable specialisation shall enable each student to put together an individual educational profile in the course of his or her studies.
English as a native language; or TOEFL (Code No. 8429) 533 (paper-based), 200 (computer-based), 72 (Internet-based); or CAE level C; or IELTS grade 6 or equivalent; or English on level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Bachelor of Science or equivalent
Approx. 250 EUR per semester for a public transport ticket (valid for six months in the entire state of North Rhine-Westphalia), social services contribution and students' activities
Costs of living
The city of Siegen is one of the German cities with very moderate costs for accommodation, but it has excellent living conditions. Living expenses including accommodation and health insurance range from 650 to 750 EUR per month.
Personal support after arrival is provided by the staff of the Department International Student Affairs, a tutor, or an experienced programme member.
Services and support for international students
All international students are supported by the Department International Student Affairs, a tutor, and experienced members of the individual programmes.
German universities usually do not have campus systems like the universities in some other countries where students can find accommodation directly on university property. Therefore, students must find rooms on their own. Rooms in private accommodation cost 280 EUR on average. Rooms in student residences cost between 220 and 400 EUR. Direct support for finding suitable accommodation is offered by the Department International Student Affairs.