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

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The two-year MSc programme in Chemistry combines formal coursework with independent research guided by an experienced researcher. An MSc degree in Chemistry equips you with the necessary skills for participating in research groups or for the independent leadership and management of complex work and development situations within the field.

As a graduate student in chemistry, you can choose to tailor your degree from the full range of courses at the University of Copenhagen.  Not least a comprehensive range of chemistry including inorganic, physical and computational chemistry.

Teaching varies between lectures, laboratory exercises and classroom instruction. In addition, there is often project work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.

You can chose between two specialisations: Organic Synthesis and Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

Within both specialisations graduates acquire skills to:
  • Process and analyse data
  • Read and understand literature in the field of chemistry
  • Utilize chemistry databases
  • Account for work orally and in writing
Chemistry master's graduates with an organic synthesis profile will be able to:
  • Perform advanced organic preparative work, including work with reactive, toxic and air-sensitive reagents
  • Organize, describe, execute and optimize multistep syntheses on large and small scales
  • Make use of synthetic chemistry literature, databases, reference works in conjunction with the knowledge of chemical reactions' detailed processes to develop and improve preparative methods
Chemistry master's graduates with a green and sustainable profile will be able to:
  • Describe the chemistry and physics at boundary surfaces
  • Describe and optimize the sustainability of a chemical proces
Read about the structure of the programme

Career Opportunities  

Chemists are in demand all over the world. In research and analytical laboratories in the private as well as the public sector. They work as advisors in both private firms and public institutions, teach at university level or work for media. Or they use the insights from studying chemistry to start their own business.


If you wish to enroll yourself in this MSc programme, you should have a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry or equivalent, for instance Nanotechnology or Biochemistry,  by a recognized university or institution of higher education.Read more about the specific admission requirements for the programme

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen 

Contact Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen directly by sending a mail to if you have any questions.

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

Find out how and when to apply on this page. Application takes place via an online application portal.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

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Non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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