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Curriculum

Sem.

No.

Module

L

E/S

P

Type

ECTS

Dept.

1

E

Scientific English

2

2

-

option

2.5

Language Center (ZFA)

1 WiS

1

Concepts of Quantum Mechanics

2

1

-

EC

5

Physics

 

2

Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics

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

2

1

-

EC

5

ThC

 

12

Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance a 2 1 -
 
EC 5 RESOLV

 

 

22-25 weekly contact hours

8-10

4-5

10

 

28-33

 

2 SuS

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

2

1

-

EC

5

AC

 

11

Methods of Structural Analysis

2

1

-

EC

5

AC

 

13

Scientific Programming Methods for Chemists

2

1

-

EC

5

PC

 

 

22-25 weekly contact hours

8-10

4-5

10

 

28-33

 

3 WiS

14

International Course

-

-

14

RC

14

International Partners

 

15

Focal Point Practical

-

-

15

RC

15

Participating groups

 

 

29 weekly contact hours

-

-

29

 

29

 

4 SuS

16

Master’s Thesis

 

 

 

RC

30

Participating groups

Total

 

 

18

9

49

 

120

 

Curriculum at a Glance

iMOS is a two year master's program with the first two semesters consisting of lectures taught by instructors in divisions of the Faculties of Chemistry and Biochemistry: ThC, PC, OC, TeC, AC; and Physics, as well as the research consortiums RESOLV, ICAMS and PPT. 

Three out of the seven elective courses, EC, Wahlpflichtveranstaltung, must be taken along with the 6 required courses, RC, Pflichtveranstaltung, listed in the first year of studies.

Course Modules include weekly contact hours, WCHSemesterwochenstunden, for a L: lecture; E: exercise session; and/or P: practical. The lecture period comprises 15 weeks in the winter semester, WiS, and 13 weeks in the summer semester, SuSEuropean Credit Transfer System, ECTS, credit points are received upon passing the course exam.

a) Note: Module 12 may be available in Semester 1 or 3 as Biophysical Chemistry II.

Access to the module handbook is provided here.

 

Enrolled in the Fast-Track GSCB Doctoral Program?

Curriculum for the Preparatory Year

Per the study regulations of the Graduate School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at RUB (GSCB), those students enrolled in GSCB must complete a total of 60 CP of coursework within one year within the following criteria:

1)  3 out of the 4 required modules consisting of lecture, exercise and practical course (9 CP x 3 = 27 CP)

2)  a total of 20 CP of modules from the remaining required or elective iMOS modules

3)  a specialization practical course, similar to the Focal Point Practical, for 13 CP

RUB Graduate School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Students of Solvation Science may also be affiliated with the iGSS:

Integrated Graduate School Solvation Science

 

Course Module Details

Pre-Semester Language 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.

German language courses are available to self-enroll during each semester. In addition, the RUB Research School and others around Germany offers German courses between semesters. See the 'Learning German' page for more information.

Required Courses

In your first two iMOS semesters, you have to pass six required 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 *a
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.

Access to the module handbook is provided here.

 

CURRENT STUDENTS

For Enrolled Students:

Taking the courses: Course details are subject to change, i.e. method of examination, and the most current information will come from the course instructor at the start of the course. The official iMOS study regulations are in German, and an unofficial translation can be found on the next page, Program: Regulations. You must sign up for exams on time, in accordance to these guidelines.

Finding the lectures:

The RUB course catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) can be found here, which includes the location and schedule of lectures and exercise sessions: https://studium.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/course-catalogues

Practica will be announced at the start of the required courses. Options for practica in Concepts of Spectroscopy 1 and 2 will be listed on the Moodle platform as well.

Paperwork: Course credit, exams, and master's thesis forms & submissions are coordinated and recorded by the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry's Examination Office: https://www.chemie.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/fak/pruef.html