DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION
CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
A Bachelor in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees.
THE MASTER IN CHEMISTRY
provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper.
4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Electives (44 credits)
- Physical Chemistry of Materials
- Advanced Spectroscopic Methods
- Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry
- Bioorganic Chemistry
- Target-Oriented Synthesis
- Statistical Thermodynamics
- Computational Chemistry
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
- Mass Spectrometry, etc.
Work placements (16 credits)
Research project and dissertation (60 credits)
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.
Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.
This Master leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
- Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories
- Quality control and assurance
- Development of new materials
- Environmental protection
- High value-added fine chemistry
- Workplace safety and hygiene
- Cosmetics and perfumes
- Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds
- Agro-food industry
- Inks and pigments
- Regulations and scientific patents
- Management and sales
- Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
- Private sector research, development and production, etc.
500 CHF / semester (~520 €, ~560 $US)
Rate of the day
Deadline for Fall Semester: 30 April 2023
(28 February 2021 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
Deadline for the Spring Semester: to be checked on the website of the Admissions Office
EXCELLENCE MASTER FELLOWSHIPS
The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. Candidate selection is based on excellence.
Deadline for applications : March 15, 2023
- Chemistry and Biochemistry Section
T. +41 (0)22 379 31 87
- Student Affairs
T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63
- Academic Advisor
T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15
- Faculty of Science
30 quai Ernest-Ansermet
1211 Genève 4