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Study concept

The master's programme makes you a specialist in chemistry. You will deepen your knowledge in important areas of chemistry and build up your own profile by choosing the elective modules that appeal to you most. These include modules that directly address current topics, such as "Bio, Environmental and Materials Analysis", "Environmental Behavior of Organic Contaminants", "Macromolecular Chemistry", "Chemistry of Semiconductors", "Fundamentals of Natural Product Chemistry", "Silicon Chemistry", "Energy Conversion and Storage" and "Biotechnological Production Processes".

After an introductory project work, you will complete your master thesis in the 4th semester. For this you deal with an interesting research topic, you inform yourself about the topic, do experiments in the laboratory (or on the PC) and then present your results to the other members of the institute.

In general, the courses at Freiberg University are held in comparatively small groups and practical problems are solved in teams. Online offers support your individual learning. The proportion of practical lab courses is very high at about 50 percent. There is a very good supervisor-student ratio and there are no waiting times for the lab courses.

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Please note that the language of the course is German. At TUBAF we offer various Master's degree programmes taught in English language.


Faculty of Chemistry, Physics and Bioscience (Faculty 2)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

First professional qualifying university degree in the Bachelor's degree program in Chemistry from TUBAF or another university in the EU (including Great Britain, Norway, and Switzerland), or an equivalent first professional qualifying university degree in the field with a minimum standard period of study of 6 semesters (for more detailed information, refer to the study regulations for the Master's degree program in Chemistry)

Course language
Professional advice
Prof. Dr. Felix Plamper
Leipziger Str. 29, CWB-114
felix.plamper [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 2
Leipziger Str. 29, 09599 Freiberg
fsr2 [at]
Job opportunities
  • in the chemical industry: e.g. in research, production development and application technology, process engineering, management, chemical analysis, environmental protection, marketing, patenting, public relations and communications
  • in companies: e.g. in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and agricultural industries, in the automotive and transport sectors, in the electrical, electronics and building materials industries, as well as in companies involved in energy and raw materials extraction and recycling
  • at universities and research institutes
  • in the public sector: e.g. in federal, state and local authorities as well as trade supervisory offices and patent offices
  • as a freelance chemist

Why study Chemistry at TUBAF?

Chemistry permeates everything. Every living being is a "chemical factory". Therefore, life is not possible without chemistry. So chemistry is much more than the general impression of chemistry („stinking and popping“). Chemistry will also contribute to a sustainable future, because chemistry is the only way to solve mankind's major problems. This will require a new generation of chemists who, for example, will break new ground in sustainable chemistry, who will rethink recycling, and who will develop efficient processes, new materials and catalysts so that we can continue to live a life worth living in the future. The necessary training is available at TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

Interests and skills you should bring along

If you're creative, interested in science, like to try new things, want to know "what holds the world together at its core," then you've come to the right place!

Requirements for the study programme

A bachelor's degree, especially in chemistry but also in other related disciplines (such as applied natural science), is the ideal foundation for your master's degree in chemistry.

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