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Chemistry, MSc

Faculty: Science and Technology

Starting date: September/February

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 547 /IELTS 6.0 /oral examination)

Academic requirements: Relevant Bachelor degree

Duration: 4 semesters


Number of contact hours: 1,200


ECTS credits: 120

Short description: 
Graduates of the MSc programme have significant knowledge in all major fields of chemistry including inorganic, organic, physical, biological, analytical, structural, theoretical and technical chemistry. They acquire advanced application skills in chemistry during laboratory courses with special emphasis on synthetic and structural chemistry and the application of the most common analytical techniques. Possessing broad knowledge in the use of chemical literature, they work successfully in both the chemical industry and chemical laboratories including research and development areas.

MSc graduates have the appropriate skills to continue their studies in doctoral schools of chemistry at the University of Debrecen or at any university throughout the world.

Course structure:  

Basic natural sciences (6 credits)
including mathematics, physics, biology, geology, informatics

(further 25 credits are required from previous BSc studies) 

Obligatory chemistry courses (43 credits) 
inorganic chemistry (6 credits) 
physical chemistry (including radiochemistry, quantum theory and colloids) (11 credits) 
analytical chemistry (including spectroscopies) (10 credits) 
organic and biochemistry (10 credits) 
industrial chemistry (6 credits) 

Optional chemistry courses (35 credits) 

a/ Synthetic specialization  (30 credits)

The major subjects include synthetic methods, reaction mechanisms, separation techniques and spectroscopies

b/ Analytical chemistry specialization (30 credits)

The major subjects include chemometry, quality insurance, sampling, spectroscopies and environmental analysis

c/ Radiochemistry specialization (30 + 5 credits)

The major subjects include comprehensive radio and nuclear chemistry, nuclear medicine,  radioanalysis.

d/ Without specialization 

Advanced courses can be selected from all major fields of chemistry (e.g. organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, catalysis, theoretical physical chemistry, chemical kinetics, carbohydrates, pesticides, biocolloids, etc.)

Optional courses (e.g. management, philosophy, etc.) (6 credits)

Thesis (30 credits)

Specializations: Synthetic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Radiochemistry

Tuition Fee: 7.000 USD/year

One time fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

See the Bulletin of the program here.