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Scope of the iMOS Program

Molecular Sciences is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary and multicultural program held in English. The program focuses on the molecular understanding of chemical and biochemical processes.

Topics are from the traditional disciplines of chemistry and physics, with a focus on modern laser spectroscopy and microscopy, computer simulation, and quantum chemistry.

If you are keen on performing interdisciplinary research in the areas of physical and theoretical chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and applied mathematics, and if you have a sound knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, this program is suitable for you.

Earn high-level skills in cutting-edge theoretical and spectroscopic techniques…

…at an early stage of your career. You will learn how to develop and solve scientific questions by employing suitable theoretical and experimental methods, and how to work effectively in international, multicultural and interdisciplinary teams.

Gain deep insights into molecular physics, chemistry, and biochemistry…

…by participating in high profile research projects. By focussing on simulation and spectroscopy techniques, you will obtain a deepening understanding of (bio)chemical and (bio)physical processes on a molecular level.

Work in international, multicultural, and interdisciplinary teams…

…both locally and abroad. A six-week practical in a local research group of your choice will give you exposure to innovative research in Bochum. A three-month international course in the area of Molecular Sciences will take you to a research group in a globally leading academic institution.

Learn to develop and solve scientific questions by applying suitable theoretical and experimental methods to a wide range of interdisciplinary scientific challenges…

…Some of the questions you might address during your research projects include "How can laser-spectroscopic and microscopic methods optimally contribute to the in-depth understanding of chemical reactions and biological processes?" or "Does water, as the “matrix of life”, play an active role in protein folding or in enzymatic reactions?"

Shape your career

…in academia by pursuing a PhD, or by moving on to a career in industry. The areas of optical and information technologies (e.g. lasers, microscopy, data mining, medical applications) are particularly attractive for iMOS graduates. Students of today are the top researchers and industry leaders of tomorrow.

iMOS and the RUB international education strategy

The iMOS program is one of eight Master's Programs supported by Ruhr University Bochum's Master 2.0 Program. Master 2.0 is the Ruhr University's quality seal for Master's degrees that optimally prepare their students for a career in science. Master 2.0 students work in interdisciplinary teams of scientists, right at the forefront of research.

As a research-oriented, interdisciplinary and international Master's program, iMOS fulfills all requirements to obtain the quality seal "Master 2.0".

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