Chemistry (Master)

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The master's programme in Chemistry aims at equipping students with sound knowledge of the selected subject areas. At the same time, it places particular emphasis on a diversified education. The master’s programme has a modular structure. Students can choose from an extensive list of available modules. This enables students to select specific areas of specialisation during their master’s programme, and thus organise their studies according to their own interests. At the same time, it allows them to develop a broad professional profile. This provides students with the opportunity to gain both in-depth knowledge of the subjects they selected, and competences in the entire width of modern chemistry.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 862

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 5.8.2021

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master's programme in Chemistry consists of three parts: the advanced courses, the supplementary modules, and the master's thesis and master's examination. Within the framework of the elective modules, students have to complete individual courses in the extent of 10 ECTS credits each. The groups of elective modules cover the subject areas of analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biological chemistry, food chemistry, materials chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, as well as theoretical chemistry and spectroscopy. Each subject area comprises blocks of 10 ECTS credits, covering both in-depth knowledge of general topics, as well as knowledge of current fields of research. This way, students can further practice and expand the skills they acquired during the bachelor's programme. At the same time, they have the opportunity to deal with current research questions already at an early stage. In addition, students have to complete an elective module to expand their knowledge in the field. They can choose between a further specialisation in the field of chemistry, and/or an education in subjects that represent a valuable addition to the programme outcome of the master's programme in Chemistry.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Petrochemistry
  • Environmental diagnostics
  • Food chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Solids chemistry

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Based on their scientific training, graduates are qualified for a career in the following occupational fields:

  • academic career in private and public higher education and research institutions (e.g. in chemical, petrological and medical fields with a chemical focus)
  • chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories, quality control, process monitoring (from start-ups to large-scale industry)
  • public administration in the chemical, environmental and medical field (e.g. in risk assessment, chemical safety and immission protection)
  • product development, production- and quality control in chemical industry, as well as related fields, such as petrochemistry or food chemistry
  • product management for companies working in the area of chemistry or related areas
  • chemical analysis, medical and environmental diagnostics (industry, clinics, private companies)
  • patent system (national/international organisations and companies)
  • consulting.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.1 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.6 (high)

→ These results are based on feedback from 56 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Chemistry graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 75% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,752 gross/month.
  • 15% of graduates work in each of the scientific research and development (non−university) sector, the wholesale sector and the manufacturing of basic pharmaceutical products sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "MA Chemistry".