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The Master's Degree Programme in Chemistry

The Master's degree programme in chemistry is a two-year MSc. The programme is open to students with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from universities and teaching institutions in Denmark and abroad.

The programme focuses on how chemical compounds work and are structured. You gain a number of general chemical competencies and work with areas such as theoretical physics and organic chemistry. During the programme, you have a great influence on how your degree should be shaped. Among other things, you will, in collaboration with a supervisor, compile and organise your own individual study plan. You will also get closer to the research community, where most people are affiliated with the research group of which their supervisor is a member. In these cases, projects will most often be carried out through supervision and collaboration with the same supervisor and research group, but projects can also be done in collaboration with private companies or public institutions.

The career opportunities as a Master's graduate in chemistry are many. You can, for example, work in research, development, teaching, communication and consulting. There are of course many different career opportunities within the chemical industry, where you, among other things, can work with pharmaceutical companies and in chemical production with development of new products and analysis of chemical reactions. You can also disseminate your knowledge of chemistry and teach in high school, in laboratory educational programmes, seminars or in other higher education. You can also continue within the world of research in the form of a PhD programme.

If you want to read more about the Master's degree programme in chemistry, click here.

You can also find more information about the programme in the study portal.

The Master's Degree Programme in Medicinal Chemistry

The Master's degree programme in medicinal chemistry is a two-year MSc. The programme is open to both students from universities and teaching institutions in Denmark and abroad.  

During the programme, which is taught in English, you will, among other things, work on the design of new potential drug compounds and the synthesis of chemical compounds. You will also learn about how modern computational chemical methods are included in the design of medicines. Overall, you have good opportunities to specialise in the following examples:

  • Synthesis and analysis of potential new drugs
  • The structures of membrane proteins
  • Activity and pharmacological properties
  • The microscopic structure of bones and other bioinorganic materials
  • Modeling of proteins and their interaction with drugs
  • Drug delivery
  • Chemical biology

In other words, you have a great influence on how your MSc should be shaped. Among other things, you will, in collaboration with a supervisor, compile and organise your own individual study plan. You will also get closer to the research community, where most people are affiliated with the research group of which their supervisor is a member. In these cases, projects will most often be carried out through supervision and collaboration with the same supervisor and research group, but projects can also be done in collaboration with private companies or public institutions.

With a Master's degree in medicinal chemistry, you can work with the development and manufacture of medicines in, for example, pharmaceutical companies and biotech companies. You can, for example, work in healthcare and in hospitals with the development of new clinical and chemical diagnostics options. You can also work with consulting or continue your education in the form of a PhD programme.

If you want to read more about the Master's degree programme in medicinal chemistry, you can read more here.

You can also find more information about the programme in the study portal.