Chemistry accompanies us anytime and anywhere. From early to late we use chemical products, from everyday plastic objects, cleaning agents, cosmetics and medicines to components in high-tech products such as mobile phones and computers. In our organism countless chemical reactions take place every second and without chemical research there would be no batteries, solar cells or light-emitting diodes.
The Master’s program is extremely practice-oriented and the students come to the university early on with the research and development work. The program in Chemistry comprises lectures, practice seminars and laboratory internships in the subjects Inorganic/Analytical, Organic, Physical and Technical Chemistry. A large part of the courses deals with different aspects of material chemistry, whereby – depending on individual inclinations (options) – aspects from other subjects of the natural and engineering sciences also come into play. The students thereby acquire numerous extended competences and in-depth knowledge in chemistry and material chemistry as well as knowledge in special fields of chemistry (options), e. g. polymer chemistry, structure elucidation, photonic materials, physicochemical material science, organic material chemistry, chemistry in biological systems, chemistry at interfaces.
The professional field for chemists has expanded considerably in recent years. In addition to research and development in large and medium-sized companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, many chemical engineers and chemists today also work in marketing, analytics, scientific publishing houses, pharmaceutical companies, public authorities, food chemistry, as freelancers or consultants. Of course, universities and research institutes also offer numerous career paths.