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Master of Science

Short description

Short description

The Master´s program in chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf is not subject to local restriction admission but requiring a “proof of special suitability. Applications can be directly sent to the corresponding admission office of the university for both the summer (April) and the winter (October) term.

Entry/Admission requirements

The Master´s program in chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf builds on the successful completion of a Bachelor´s Program in chemistry.

All Bachelor´s and Master´s programs in chemistry are accredited by ASIIN based on the ECTS system facilitating international exchange. More information

Programme content

Based on the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in chemistry the Master´s program leads to the second professional qualification in 4 semesters.

The education addresses the actual research areas of the chemical institutes (e.g. biological chemistry, molecular catalysis, advanced materials or excited state processes) but also includes general scientific theoretical methodology and system proficiency.

Instead of focusing on specialized narrow research fields the Master´s program provides a solid background and basis on which the students learn to grow into a new research area quickly.

Students learn in mandatory classes and teaching modules of choice to address and solve individually complex scientific problems. Such skills enable them to continue with a PhD program but also to take leadership positions in industry.

Programme structure

The Master´s program in chemistry is research-oriented and provides the second professional qualification within 4 semesters.

Students select specialized teaching modules of choice in an emerging research area with potential later enrolment in a PhD program.

  •  Scientific specialization with second professional qualification within 4 semesters
  • Broad selection of specialized teaching modules of choice for individual studying
  • Education in modern and emerging research areas
  • Possibility for later enrolment in a PhD program

Programme objectives/Career prospects

The Master´s program offers a plethora of job opportunities such as

  • Research and development in academia and industry
  • Production and management
  • IT-Services and education
  • Research management and patent law
  • Consulting


Programme start:
Winter semester
Summer semester
Programme duration:
4 Semester
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Admission-free with aptitude assessment in the application portal
Closing date for applications:
Summer: 02.11.-15.03. / Winter: 02.05.-15.09.
Closing date for enrolment:
16/07/2023 - 06/10/2023
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2023 - 15/08/2023
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module Guide

Available in German only.

Study programme contact:


Academic Advisor

Prof. Dr. C. Ganter

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

Phone: +49 211 81-11580


Dr. Melissa Renner

Phone: +49 211 81-14736

Departmental Office
Universitätsstr. 1, Building 26.31, Floor 01, Room 55, 40225 Düsseldorf
Office manager: Daniela Langer (Room 01.56)
Tel.: +49 211 81-15688; Fax: +49 211 81-15690

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

Offers for prospective students

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