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Master's Degree Programme Chemistry

Delve deeper into the molecular and applied basics of chemistry! Drive forward developments in the fields of chemistry, biology, medicine and technology! The master’s degree programme Chemistry at TU Graz opens up a variety of national and international careers for you.


  • You broaden your basic knowledge of chemistry.
  • You focus on your preferred specialisations from a broad range of electives.
  • You understand and apply methods of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry.
  • You work independently on scientific problems, and understand and interpret the results.
  • You conduct research and work independently and in a team, e.g. in laboratory courses, on projects and theses.
  • You prepare regulations and set-ups for experiments, and you perform experiments independently.
  • You know the risks involved in handling substances and products and regarding processes.
  • You understand the ethical, social, economic, environmental and safety-related effects in the field of chemistry.
  • You improve your knowledge of English in the specialist field, e.g. through courses taught in English or funded study periods abroad.
  • You improve your social skills through a broad range of soft skills.
  • You present research results effectively.
Several glass containers with varying substances. Photo source: Lunghammer - NAWI Graz
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Admission requirements:
    The admission of graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme Chemistry offered at TU Graz and University of Graz is granted without further stipulations. Graduates of other bachelor’s degree programmes should register with the responsible representative at the Registration Office.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Andreas Steinegger, Student of the Master's Degree Programme of Chemistry at TU Graz, photo source: Steinegger
Andreas Steinegger, master's degree student in Chemistry

What particularly appeals to me in the master’s degree programme in Chemistry is the breadth of education, and the insights into many fields and applications of chemistry. This provides you with a good basis for deciding on your (later) specialisation.

Career Options

Chemists work in chemical and pharmaceutical companies, the food or raw materials industry, the paper and pulp industry, biotechnology, the mineral oil industry and in fields of environmental technology and bioanalysis.

  • They research and develop innovative systems in the field of chemistry, e.g. sensors, synthesis, polymers, battery materials, biocatalysis and organocatalysis.
  • They develop substances to produce everyday objects, food and drugs.
  • They work on new developments in the field of environmental technology, e.g. in recycling, plastics technology or pollutant containment.
  • They manage research projects in research, industry and business.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2018/19:

8 July to 30 November 2019

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 April 2020

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students