Welcome to the website of the International Master's Program Molecular Sciences (iMOS) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
This research-oriented international Master's program was launched in 2011. The teaching language is English, in accordance with the program's emphasis on globalized science and interdisciplinary research.
We are continuously looking for students with a B.Sc. or equivalent from a broad variety of disciplines (physics, (bio)chemistry, mathematics, and engineering).
iMOS interfaces between the traditional disciplines of chemistry and physics with a strong focus on theoretical concepts, molecular spectroscopy, and computer simulations. It is tailored for students who wish to learn in depth about spectroscopic techniques in conjunction with quantum chemistry and molecular simulations. iMOS students are driven by an interest to gain a deeper understanding of molecular processes in chemistry and physics. They are eager to tackle today‘s scientific challenges in (bio)molecular sciences.
The topics of iMOS were selected to meet the needs for top level education for the next generation of young scientists. The successful development of young researchers is realized by early hands-on experiences using cutting-edge methods, and by participating in high-profile research projects. iMOS is a study program that stimulates scientific curiosity and creativity. One highlight of this course is a research internship at one of our international partner institutions.
The strict recruitment process is typical of international top-level institutions, and is based on academic merits followed by individual interviews. Note that students of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum are exempt from tuition fees.