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Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy


Bachelor (180 ECTS)

Programme Duration: 6 Semesters
Start: Summer or Winter Semester
Admission: Unrestricted
Accepted Applicants per Year: Unlimited
Programme Language: German

Master (120 ECTS)

Programme Duration: 4 Semesters
Start: Summer or Winter Semester
Admission: Restricted - Aptitude Screening
Accepted Applicants per Year: Unlimited
Programme Language: Primarily German, selected courses in English


Programme Overview

  • Chemistry is a natural science concerned with the structure, properties and transformation of substances. 
  • The standard programme duration is 6 semesters for the bachelor's degree and 4 semesters for the master's degree. There are no restrictions on the number of places in either programme.
  • Both the bachelor's and master's programmes can be started in either the summer or winter semester.

Job Prospects

  • Chemists often find job opportunities in fields such as industrial research and production. 
  • However, chemists are also frequently employed in the public sector, in management consultancies and in the media.
  • You can find a comprehensive overview of potential jobs and fields on the GDCh website "Chemie Studieren" (limited content available in English).


  • Admission to the bachelor's programm is unrestricted. This means you can enrol until shortly after the start of the semester. 
  • In order to be admitted to the master's programm, you will need to go through an aptitude screening. 
  • For general information related to enroling in and pursuing a degree programme, please contact the Student's Affairs Office.

Structure, Objectives and Content

  • The bachelor's programme is broad and provides advanced knowledge and practical skills in inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry as well as the basics of biochemistry, mathematics and physics.
  • In the master's programme, you have the opportunity to individually design your course of study by selecting from a wide range of specializations.

Doctoral Studies

  • Around 80 to 90% of master's graduates follow their studies with a doctorate, which is particularly useful if you plan to work in a research-oriented field.
  • The doctoral thesis usually takes three to four years to complete.
  • Further information on the path to a PhD at our faculty can be found here.