Molecular Sciences

Welcome to iMOS: Molecular Sciences - International Master's Program with a Focus on Spectroscopy and Simulation

iMOS offers you the unique chance to acquire and to apply in practice cutting-edge skills in theoretical and spectroscopic techniques in the fields of molecular chemistry, bio-chemistry, and physics.

Get ready:

  • The Master's Program takes two years
  • The teaching language is English
  • Study within a very active, interdisciplinary research environment
  • Work together with top researchers in their field
  • Gain early hands-on experience in high profile research within the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV
  • Spend three month international internship
  • Qualify for your funded doctoral thesis in Germany
  • Fast Track Option for outstanding students: Start your doctoral work after only one year

Apply now:

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Who should apply?

Bachelor students in

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Bio-Chemistry
  • related Engineering fields

We are looking for students who have a passion for science and want to work in an interntional environment.

What skills should you have?

This is a highly competitive program demanding your skills in quantum mechanics, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. You should have already learned:

  • Schrödinger's equation and wave functions
  • Hamilton operator
  • real and complex valued vector spaces, matrices
  • basis set transformations, partial differentiation
  • integration over arbitrary dimensional space
  • basic statistical entities like distributions, averages, data regression, and hypothesis tests
  • basic understanding of spectroscopic techniques and their connection to atomic and molecular systems: rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy

Basic knowledge about concepts of classical mechanics and thermodynamics/statistical mechanics is mandatory.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive student support
  • Guaranteed housing
  • Full-time student benefits
  • German and English language courses
  • Three month international internship
  • Possibility to start a paid Ph.D. study after Master
  • Active research environment with internationally renowned scientists
  • Full assistance in study and research

iMOS Scope:

  • Earn cutting-edge skills in theoretical and spectroscopic techniques
  • Gain deep insights into molecular physics, chemistry, and bio-chemistry
  • Acquire the ability to apply the tools to a wide range of interdisciplinary scientific challenges
  • Learn how to develop and solve scientific questions by employing suitable theoretical and experimental methods
  • Work in international, multicultural, and interdisciplinary teams

Insight iMOS:

  • Learn more about the iMOS Program, Solvation Science and the student life in Bochum visiting our comprehensive blog
  • Insight the process of getting a visa and/or getting used to a new city from the new iMOS students of 2015: post 1, post 2

Work Perspectives:

Germany is one of the world's leaders in applied optical technologies, chemistry, and pharmacy. There exist excellent opportunities for alumni with a top-level education and training in spectroscopy and microscopy, as well as simulation techniques which can be learned in the iMOS Master's Program.

Special Info

Online Application System 2017 is open.

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