Master (2 years) of Science, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6640 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Chemistry is a fundamental part of our everyday lives. It is all around us in the reactions, properties and combinations of matter in our own bodies and in the world. Chemical research is instrumental in developing new materials and pharmaceutics. In this programme, you will become part of the research in chemical compounds for new pharmaceutical products and modified DNA, which will help us target infected cells in the body. When it comes to the environmental profile, chemists play an important role as experts and advisors. 

Career Opportunities  

As a chemist, you can find employment in a number of fields within the industry. In research and development, you have the opportunity as an organic or inorganic chemist to join the production of new molecules with pharmaco-chemical potential.   As an environmental chemist, you can help investigate where pollution originates and as a specialist in material chemistry, you can help develop new materials for fuel cells.
If you want to work in research, a Masters from the University of Southern Denmark is an advantageous foundation to a PhD. 

About the Degree

All Master's programmes at the Faculty of Science are characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses in Denmark or abroad or conducting a research project in close co-operation with a business. Required courses:- Inorganic chemistry B - Structural chemistry and spectroscopy. Students are also required to choose one subject under the fields Organic chemistry, Theoretical chemistry or Analytical chemistry.


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a bachelor's degree or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level. You must have qualifications in chemistry, including relevant auxiliary subjects, corresponding to at least 80 ECTS.  

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Please see the specific language entry requirements here  

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation. 

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly. 
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. The scholarship consists of two parts: full tuition fee waiver and a grant, to help cover living costs amounting to $ 950 per month before taxes. Candidates must come from a non-EU/EEA country and be eligible to pay tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants. All eligible applicants who are offered a study place, will automatically be considered for the scholarship. No separate application is needed. The best-qualified candidates based on points will be awarded the scholarship.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01



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