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Chemistry (MSc)

Career prospects

With an MSc in Chemistry you are well prepared for broad array of career prospects. The chemical industry is one of the largest contributors to the economic welfare worldwide.

Acquired skills and competence

After graduating you will have knowledge of fundamental Chemistry and highly developed research skills. You will be a creative and independent scientist who is ready to continue in research. You will have developed skills and knowledge to work in Research and Development departments somewhere in the industry.


After completing the Chemistry master's programme you will have a broad array of career prospects. All students with a Master of Science in Chemistry are admissible to a PhD programme. If you have the desire to apply your knowledge of chemistry outside the university, there are good job possibilities in Research & Development departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Many students eventually attain higher management positions.

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