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CURRICULUM

Preparatory Course

The preparatory course English for non-native speakers is optional. It is intended to improve and apply your English skills in a study-relevant context. You will become a competent user of English-language science terminology, especially in the field of bio-physical-chemical sciences. In addition, as a non-native English speaker, you will have the opportunity to refresh your English language skills.

Mandatory Courses

In your first two iMOS semesters, you have to pass six mandatory courses (modules 3-5 and 7-9).
Dynamics and Simulation
Concepts of Spectroscopy 1
Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 1
Electronic and Molecular Structure Theory
Concepts of Spectroscopy 2
Theoretical Spectroscopy

Elective Subjects

Seven elective courses are available, out of which you need to choose three. Please read the module descriptions for further insights into prerequisite knowledge/skills for each module.
Concepts of Quantum Mechanics
Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
Biomolecular Simulation
Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 2
Methods of Structural Analysis
Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance
Scientific Programming Methods for Chemists.

In total, 15 ECTS credits from these elective courses are required to obtain the total of 120 ECTS credits necessary for this Master's degree.

Module 1: Concepts of Quantum Mechanics includes an additional contact hour per week. This service is offered to encourage problem-solving in small groups. You will solve the problems independently, but have a supervisor available for advice.

Practical research

Building on the solid theoretical foundation obtained in the first two semesters, you will gain practical expertise in your chosen field through a Focal Point Practical, selected freely among the participating research groups.
The mandatory International Practical Course opens an excellent opportunity to conduct a research project at one of more than twenty top universities or research institutions worldwide. You may propose a suitable place where to spend your time abroad. The final decision is made by the selection board based on the number of available places. This international experience will provide a further step towards high-quality education and research. This international internship program is unique and will enable youto further develop and improve your scientific, professional and personal skills.
Finally, you will complete your degree with a Master's Thesis.

Curriculum

Access to the module handbook is provided here.

Sem.

No.

Module

L

E/S

P

Type

ECTS

Dept.

1

E

Scientific English

2

2

-

option

2.5

Language Center (ZFA)

1

1

Concepts of Quantum Mechanics a

2

1

-

EC

5

Physics

 

2

Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics a

2

1

-

EC

5

ICAMS

 

3

Dynamics and Simulation

2

1

5

RC

9

ThC

 

4

Concepts of Spectroscopy 1

2

1

5

RC

9

PC/PTT

 

5

Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 1

2

1

-

RC

5

OC

 

6

Biomolecular Simulation a

2

1

-

EC

5

ThC

 

 

22-25 weekly contact hours

8-10

4-5

10

 

28-33

 

2

7

Electronic and Molecular Structure Theory

2

1

5

RC

9

ThC

 

8

Concepts of Spectroscopy 2

2

1

5

RC

9

PC/TeC

 

9

Theoretical Spectroscopy

2

1

-

RC

5

ThC

 

10

Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 2 a

2

1

-

EC

5

AC

 

11

Methods of Structural Analysis a

2

1

-

EC

5

AC

 

12

Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance a

2

1

-

EC

5

RESOLV

 

13

Scientific Programming Methods for Chemists a

2

1

-

EC

5

PC

 

 

22-25 weekly contact hours

8-10

4-5

10

 

28-33

 

3

14

International Course

-

-

14

RC

14

International Partners

 

15

Focal Point Practical

-

-

15

RC

15

Participating groups

 

 

29 weekly contact hours

-

-

29

 

29

 

4

16

Master’s Thesis

 

 

 

RC

30

Participating groups

Total

 

 

18

9

49

 

120

 

Notes:

a) three out of the seven elective courses must be taken.

L: lecture; E: exercise session; P: practical; ECTS: European Credit Transfer System credit points;
EC: elective course  (Wahlpflichtveranstaltung); RC: required course (Pflichtveranstaltung); wch: weekly contact hours (Semesterwochenstunden); SuS: summer semester, WiS: winter semester.

The lecture period comprises 15 weeks in the winter semester, 13 weeks in the summer semester.