University of Koblenz-Landau
Institute for Integrated Natural Sciences
Master's Programme in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials
The master’s program "Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials" enables graduates of the bachelor program "Applied Natural Sciences" and similar study courses of other faculties at German and international universities to work in research in the fields of chemistry, physics and material sciences.
The program addresses students with interest in doing research with functional materials. Based on the chemical and physical knowledge of the bachelor program a more comprehensive understanding of the relations between composition and structure of the materials on the one hand and their chemical and physical characteristics on the other hand is given.
The programme consists of a compulsory part on solid state physics as well as the synthesis and characterisation of functional materials. This gives students a broad knowledge in the field of functional materials (15 ECTS). Furthermore, three optional modules (18 ECTS) out of six in specific application fields of chemistry and physics in material science have to be chosen. Electives (12ECTS) and a research project (15 ECTS) prepare the students for their final Master's thesis and a final oral exam (30 ECTS).
The master’s program provides the qualifications required for a Ph.D. program or enables the graduates to take up responsible positions in research and development in industry or in research institutes.
• B. Sc. in Applied Natural Sciences or equivalent degree (final grade 2.5 or better)
• Exceptions in this regard are a bachelor thesis with the grade 1.5 or better or professional experience of at least 1 year in the field of chemistry and physics of functional materials.
• Knowledge in English equivalent to CEF B2 level is required.
• Please keep in mind that this is a scientific program in material science with equal weight placed on physics and chemistry, not an engineering program.
• Prerequisites for the classes are a scientifically based command of higher mathematics, classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, optics) and basic modern physics (atomic and molecular physics, quantum mechanics) on the level of experimental physics as well as in the basics and applications of general and inorganic chemistry, substance classes and reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry and material laws and states of matter in physical chemistry.
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About University of Koblenz-Landau
The University of Koblenz-Landau is one of the youngest universities in Germany and has grown considerably in its relatively short history. Since its transformation from a teacher training college in 1990, numerous new departments and institutes have sprung up. In addition, a wide range of new degree programs and chairs has been created, and existing courses and research consistently expanded.
At the eight existing faculties on the two campuses in Koblenz and Landau, you can currently study Education, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Computer Science (Koblenz) and Psychology (Landau). Since 1990, the number of students has increased dramatically to about 16.000 enrolled students, with approximately 8.000 at each campus.
Koblenz is one of the oldest and most attractive cities in Germany with its surroundings honoured as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.