Chemistry of Materials

Study information
Key facts
Degree
Master of Science
Duration
4 Semester
Credits/ECTS
120
Teaching language
English
Tuition fee
none
Semester contribution
€ 250,27
Start of studies
Winter semester
Part-time possible
Yes
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Programme summary

The international study programme Chemistry of Materials is research-oriented and provides, based on the education in a qualified undergraduate degree programme, the ability to work independently in a modern, interdisciplinary field at the interface between chemistry, physics and materials science. The study programme provides extensive knowledge of synthesis, chemistry and the properties of novel functional materials. The entire spectrum from the molecule via nanoscale materials to the bulk materials will be discussed. A particular focus is given on advanced methods of industrial materials synthesis and chemical processing, such as nanomaterials, thin films, macromolecular materials, glasses and ceramics, and materials for energy. In these fields, both extensive experimental-analytical skills and computer simulation from atomistic to meso- and macroscopic length scale are of particular interest.

Special features

The english study programme is designed for national and foreign students interested in an international curriculum. Due to its interdisciplinarity as well as its research-orientation, the study programme fulfills the need for qualified graduates in the broad field of materials chemistry and in particular, of nanotechnology. Furthermore, the programme encourages exchange of students, ideas and culture allowing the spread of their expertise. Global issues in renewable energy, optics and photonics, health and aging, transportation, and information and data processing are addressed.

Career opportunities

The M.Sc. study programme Chemistry of Materials is strongly researched-oriented. The graduates will be primarily employed in companies involved in materials chemistry research and development, but also in quality assurance and control as well as in sustainability assessment facilities. Alternatively (high-performing) graduates can pursue a scientific career and participate in one of the Ph.D. programmes of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Due to its modularity and its focus on current research topics, the study programme can be designed individually by choosing either an analytical or computational focus.

Admission requirements

University degree Show content

For this master's programme you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or an equivalent degree in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering or related fields of science that contains modules of at least 60 credits (ECTS) in Chemistry or Physics. 

In specific cases, admission on condition(s) might be granted.

The bachelor's final grade (CGPA) must be GOOD or higher (German and US systems).

Language requirements Show content

For this master's programme the following language proficiencies are required:  

  • Proficiency in English (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Application documents

Registration form Show content

Once you finish an online application, this document will be generated under the filename "Application for admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the masters programme". You need to print out this document, sign it, scan it and send it as PDF file of good quality within the application timeframe to the Master Service Centre: master@uni-jena.de.

CV Show content

Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.

Motivation letter Show content

A motivation letter should not exceed the size of two DIN A4-pages and normally, it should contain information on your motivation for taking up this course of studies. You should  elaborate on the following essential questions:

  • Why do you desire taking up this specific course of studies?
  • What are - in your opinion - the main features that this course of studies excels in?
  • Which features of this course have inspired your application? 
  • Why Jena?

 

University entrance qualification certificate Show content

Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at an University or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that here, we do not need any University diploma but a High School diploma! 

Previous university degrees earned Show content

All previous University degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your University degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/ transcript based on which you apply for the master programme.

Detailed transcript of records Show content

Detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of your first, subject-specific University degree, with which you apply for the master's programme. This transcript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.

Proof of relevant work experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of subject-specific practical experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of language proficiency Show content

You have to submit the following proofs of language proficiencies:

  • Proof of proficiency in English (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Additional application documents for international students

Translation of foreign/external application documents Show content

Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/ sworn translators or translation offices.

Proof of grading system Show content

External/foreign degree certificates/ transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective University.

Certificate APS Show content

Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.

University entrance exam Show content

Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination:

  • Iran (College entrance examination certificate or certificate of  pre-University course/year)
  • Republic of Korea/South Korea: SAT (Scholastic Ability Test)
  • People's Republic of China: College entrance examination certificate ("Gaokao")
Subject Advisor and Programme Coordinator - Prof. Dr. Lothar Wondraczek
Otto-Schott-Institut für Materialforschung, Lehrstuhl für Glaschemie II - Laboratory of Glass Science
Fraunhoferstraße 6
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-48500
Fax
+49 3641 9-48502
Subject Advisor - Dr. Zhiwen Pan
Phone
+49 3641 9-48519

Contact

Master Service Centre
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-411555
Fax
+49 3641 9-411552
Office hours:
Until further notice we do not offer personal consultation. Consultation hours via phone have been adjusted as well.

Consultation hours by PHONE:

Tuesday 9-11 AM
Wednesday 9-11 AM
Thursday 9-11 AM
Postal address:
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Master Service Centre
07737 Jena
Examinations Office of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-48010
Student Representatives Chemistry
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-48095
Central Academic Advisory Service
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-31111
Fax
+49 3641 9-31122
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