Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie

Study program and examination regulations dated of May 2015 - effective for students matriculated since WiSe 15/16


No possibility to change into the new examination regulation if you are already matriculated into the master program. (s. § 35 (2) of the Prüfungsordnung (PO) !!!!

According to the Examination Regulation of May 2015, the master program is modularized. Most of the modules are finishing with a graded examination (s. below). The final grade is calculated by all marks of the modules. In addition, all examinations are recorded with ECTS (see Examination Regulation).

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V=lecture, P=lab course, S=seminar, Coll=Colloquium; SWS=hours per week, ECTS=credit points, MP=module exam, MTP=submodul exam;

The program’s basic concept offers students two options (see Figure):

Option A):

  • The choice of three major subjects (required electives, WB) in chemistry fields 1.-4. with 30 ECTS credits each (WB-A, WB-B, WB-C) - see below.
    Each major subject comprise a lab module with a specialized research lab course with seminar (with 16+2 SWS) and a theoretical module, which encompasses a compulsory colloquium and a large number of lecture courses (between four and ten) from which three must be chosen (3x2 SWS). Both modules of a major are graded. The theoretical module has an oral examination covering the three chosen lectures and the colloquium.
    Following major subjects and their required modules (WP) can be chosen, each with 15 ECTS (details see module scheme below):
  • The master thesis within 6 months (30 ECTS).

Option B):

  • The choice of two major subjects (required electives, WB) in chemistry fields 1.-4. with 30 ECTS credits each (see option A) above).
    Each major subject comprise a lab module with a specialized research lab course with seminar (with 16+2 SWS) and a theoretical module, which encompasses a compulsory colloquium and a large number of lecture courses (between four and ten) from which three must be chosen (3x2 SWS). Both modules of a major are graded. The theoretical module has an oral examination covering the three chosen lectures and the colloquium.
  • One additional minor subject with 15 ECTS (s. below).
    The minor subject comprises a lab module with a specialized research lab course (10 SWS) and a theoretical module, which encompasses a number of lecture courses from which two must be chosen (2x2 SWS). Subjects which had been chosen as a major may not be taken as minor subject! The structure of the modules may be different in minor subjects not from the Department of Chemistry, e.g. in physics, computer sciences, etc. Both modules of the minor are graded. The theoretical module has an oral or written examination covering both chosen lectures.
    One of the following minor subjects and their required modules (WP) can be chosen, each with 15 ECTS (details see below):
    1. Inorganic Chemistry (WP 8, WP 44)
    2. Organic Chemistry (WP 9, WP 45)
    3. Physical Chemistry (WP 10, WP 46)
    4. Theoretical Chemistry (WP 11, WP 47)
    5. Chemical Biology (WP 12, WP 48)
    6. Biochemistry (WP 13, WP 49)
    7. Molecular and cellular genetics (WP 14, WP 50)
    8. Structurbiology (WP 5, WP 16, WP 43)
    9. Physics (WP 17, WP 52, WP 53, WP 54, WP 55)
    10. Computer Sciences (WP 18, WP 19, WP 20, WP 56, WP 57)
    11. Specific Supplement to Chemistry (e.g. patent law, material sciences, pharmacology and toxicology) (WP 15, WP 51)
  • Further five Specialisation lectures covering 15 ECTS in total.

    The required five specialized lecture courses, with 3 ECTS each, may be selected from among the major and minor courses but may not be counted twice if the courses were taken earlier (see below).
    Each lecture is examination without grading.

  • The master thesis within 6 months (30 ECTS).

The curriculum in detail:

Current lectures are listed in the LSF course catalogue.

Major subject/required elective "Inorganic Chemistry"

If "Inorganic Chemistry" is selected as major, 15 ECTS have to be acquired in each module of WP 1 and WP 2.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 1 - Lab course P+S 18 15
T1IA Advanced Research Lab Course in Inorganic Chemistry P 16 12 WiSe/SoSe
T1IC (Ober-)Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry S 2 3 WiSe/SoSe
WP 2 - Lectures V+K 9 15
T1ZI Expert colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry K 3 6 WiSe/SoSe
At least two lectures with 3 ECTS each have to be selected out of T1ID, T1IE and T1IF.
T1ID Modern Inorganic Main-group Chemistry V 2 3 SoSe
T1IE Solid State Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe
T1IF Coordination Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe
If only two lectures of T1ID, T1IE or T1IF have been selected, in addition one module/lecture with 3 ECTS has to be selected out of the listing under T1IG and T1IZ.
T1IG-1: Modern NMR-Spectroscopy in Solid-State:
  • "Solid-state NMR of nuclei with spin I = ½"
  • "Solid-state NMR of quadrupolar nuclei (I > ½)"
V 2 3

WiSe
SoSe

T1IG-2: Modern NMR-Spectroscopy in Liquids
(part 1 in WiSe + part 2 in SoSe)
V 2 3 WiSe/SoSe
T1IG-3: Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe
T1IZ-1: Modern Inorganic Main-group Chemistry:
  • "Modern Aspects in Inorganic Main-group Chemistry"
  • "Modern nitrogen chemistry"
V 2 3

WiSe
WiSe

T1IZ-2: Organometallic Chemistry of Transition Metals:
  • "Organometallic Chemistry of Transition Metals"
  • "Carbonyl-Complexes and Analoga"
V 2 3
WiSe
SoSe
T1IZ-3: Non Metal Fluorine Compounds:
  • "Fluorine Chemistry"
  • "Non metal Cations"
V 2 3
SoSe
SoSe
T1IZ-4: Applied Vibrational Spectroscopy and Chemistry in Superacid:
  • "Applied Vibrational Spectroscopy"
  • "Chemistry in Superacids"
V 2 3
WiSe
SoSe
T1IZ-5: Introduction to Aquatic Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe
T1IZ-6: Chemistry of High-Energy Materials
(part 1 in WiSe + part 2 in SoSe)
V 2 3 WiSe/SoSe
T1IZ-7:

Intermetallic Phases

V 2 3 SoSe
T1IZ-8:

Functional Materials and Principles of Nanochemistry

  • "Functional Materials"
  • "Principles of Nanochemistry"
V 2 3
WiSe
SoSe
T1IZ-10: Solid-state and Materials Chemistry of Nitrides V 2 3 SoSe

gruen.gif Major subject/required elective "Organic Chemistry"

If "Organic Chemistry" is selected as major, 15 ECTS have to be acquired in each module of WP 3 und WP 4.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 3 - Lab course P+S 18 15
T1OA Advanced Research Lab Course in Organic Chemistry P 16 12 WiSe/SoSe
T1OC (Ober-)Seminar in Organic Chemistry S 2 3 WiSe/SoSe
WP 4 - Lectures V+K 9 15
T1ZO Expert colloquium in Organic Chemistry K 3 6 WiSe/SoSe
Three lectures with 3 ECTS each have to be selected out of T1OD to T1O.
T1OD Physical-Organic Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe
T1OE The Chemistry of Heterocycles V 2 3 SoSe
T1OF Modern Synthetic Methods V 2 3 WiSe
T1OG Synthesis Planning V 2 3 WiSe
T1OH Glycochemistry V 2 3 SoSe
T1OI Radicals in Chemistry and Biology V 2 3 SoSe
T1OJ Lecture in Chemical Biology:
"Basics of Cloning, Genomics and Proteomics"
V 2 3
WiSe
T1OK Advanced Topics in Chemical Biology:
"Coenzymes and Biosynthesis"
V 2 3
SoSe
T1OL Multi-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy for Structure Elucidation of Big Molecules V 2 3 WiSe
T1OS Supramolekulare Chemie V 2 3 WiSe
T1OZ Special Lecture in Organic Chemistry:
"New Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry"
V 2 3 SoSe

Major subject/required elective " Physical Chemistry"

If "Physical Chemistry" is selected as major, 15 ECTS have to be acquired in each module of WP 6 und WP 41.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 6 - Lab course P+S 18 15
T1PA Advanced Research Lab Course in Physical Chemistry P 16 12 WiSe/SoSe
T1PC (Ober-)Seminar in Physical Chemistry S 2 3 WiSe/SoSe
WP 41 - Lectures V+K 9 15
T1ZP Expert colloquium in Physical Chemistry K 3 6 WiSe/SoSe
Three lectures with 3 ECTS each have to be selected out of T1PD to T1PZ.
T1PD Energyconversion:
"Energy Conversion: From Materials to Mechanisms"
V 2 3 SoSe
T1PE Electrochemistry:
Electrochemistry: fundamentals and applications"
V 2 3 WiSe
T1PF Electron Microscopy:
"Introduction to Electron Microscopy"
V 2 3 SoSe
T1PG Optical microscopy methods:
"Microscopy for Nanotechnology"
V 2 3 WiSe
T1PH Solid-State Spectroscopy V 2 3 SoSe
T1PI Fluorescence spectroscopy:
"Fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy"
V 2 3 SoSe
T1PJ Laserspectroscopy:
"Modern Methods in Laserspectroscopy"
V 2 3 SoSe
T1PK Heterogeneous Catalysis V 2 3 WiSe
T1PL Surface Physics V 2 3 WiSe
T1PM Nanoscience:
"Nanostructures: Principles of Design and Function"
V 2 3 WiSe
T1PZ Special Lecture in Physical Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe/SoSe

Major subject/required elective "Theoretical Chemistry"

If "Theoretical Chemistry" is selected as major, 15 ECTS have to be acquired in each module of WP 7 und WP 42.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 7 - Lab course P+S 18 15
T1TA Advanced Research Lab Course in Theoretical Chemistry P 16 12 WiSe/SoSe
T1TC (Ober-)Seminar in Theoretical Chemistry S 2 3 WiSe/SoSe
WP 42 - Lectures V+K 9 15
T1ZT Expert colloquium in Theoretical Chemistry K 3 6 WiSe/SoSe
Three lectures with 3 ECTS each have to be selected out of T1TD to T1TZ.
T1TD Molecular dynamics V 2 3 SoSe
T1TE Quantum dynamics V 2 3 WiSe
T1TF Density Functional Theorie V 2 3 SoSe
T1TG Theoretical Solid-State Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe/SoSe
T1TH Linear Scaling Quantum Methods for large Molecules V 2 3 SoSe
T1TZ Special Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry V 2 3 WiSe/SoSe

Minor subjects in the field of "Chemistry"

Besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry (see above), the minor subject can also be in Chemistry excluding the subjects already taken as majors. 15 ECTS have to be acquired in the lab course and the lecture part.

Course Art SWS ECTS
Lab course P 10 9 WiSe/SoSe
Research Lab Course in one of the 4 chemistry subjects (s. above)
Lectures V 4 6 WiSe/SoSe
Two lectures (in total 6 ECTS) have to be selected out of the modules WP 2, WP 4, WP 41 or WP 42 - depending on the minor subject/ lab course.
In addition lectures and lab courses of the 3rd year Bachelor "Chemistry and Biochemistry" can be selected (unless they have already been selected in the Bachelor program).

Minor subject "Chemical Biology"

If "Chemical Biology" is selected as minor subject (besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry - see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired in WP 12 and WP 48.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 12 - Lab course P 10 9 SoSe
T1OX Research Lab Course in Chemical Biology
WP 48 - Lectures V 4 6
T1O1 Basics of Cloning, Genomics and Proteomics V 2 3 WiSe
T1O2 Coenzymes and Biosynthesis V 2 3 SoSe

Minor subject "Biochemistry"

If "Biochemistry" is selected as minor subject (besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry - see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired in WP 13 and WP 49.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 13 - Lab course P 10 9 WiSe/SoSe
T1YB Research Lab Course in Biochemistry
WP 49 - Lectures (cf. LSF) V 4 6
T1Y1 Lecture in Biochemistry V 2 3 WiSe
T1Y2 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry V 2 3 SoSe

Minor subject "Structurbiology"

If "Structurbiology" is selected as minor subject (besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry - see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired in WP 5,WP 16 and WP 43.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 43 - Lab course P 10 9 WiSe/SoSe
T1SB Research Lab Course in Structurbiology
WP 5+16 - Lectures (cf. LSF) V 4 6
T1S1 Lecture in Structurbiology I V 2 3 WiSe
T1S2 Advanced Topics in Structurbiology II V 2 3 SoSe

Minor subject "Molecular and Cellular Genetics"

If "Molecular and Cellular Genetics" is selected as minor subject (besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry - see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired in WP 14 and WP 50.

Art SWS ECTS
WP 14 - Lab course P 10 9 WiSe/SoSe
T1GB Research Lab Course in Molecular and Cellular Genetics
WP 50 - Lectures (cf. LSF) V 4 6
T1G1 Lecture in Molecular and Cellular Genetics:
"Posttranskriptionelle Gen-Regulation"
V 2 3 WiSe
T1G2 Advanced Topics in Molecular and Cellular Genetics:
"Genetische Kontrolle komplexer Prozesse"
V 2 3 SoSe

Minor subject "Physics"

If "Physics" is selected as minor subject (besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry - see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired out of WP 17, WP 52 to WP 55.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 17 Atomic and Molecular Physics (E4.1 and E4.2) V + Ü 4+2 6+3 SoSe
WP 52 Particle Physics (E5.1 and E5.2) V + Ü 3+1 4+2 WiSe
WP 53 Solid-State Physics (E6.1 and E6.2) V + Ü 3+1 4+2 WiSe
WP 54 Quantum Mechanics (T2.1 and T2.2) V + Ü 4+2 6+3 WiSe
WP 55 Statistical Physics (T4.1 and T4.2) V + Ü 4+2 6+3 WiSe

Minor subject "Computer Sciences"

If "Computer Sciences" is selected as minor subject (besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry - see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired out of WP 18 bis WP 20 and WP 56, WP 57.

Course Art SWS ECTS
WP 18 Computer Science: Systems and Applications V + Ü 2+3 3+3 SoSe
WP 19 Computer Architecture V + Ü 3+2 3+3 SoSe
WP 20 Programming and Modeling V + Ü 2+3 2+4 SoSe
WP 56 "Introduction to Progamming: Programming and Software Development" must be the 9 ECTS-Module with 4+2 SWS to get 15 ECTS V + Ü 4+2 6+3 WiSe
WP 57 Operating Systems V + Ü 3+2 3+3 WiSe

Minor subject "Specific Supplement to Chemistry"

The following list of "Specific Supplement to Chemistry" subjects may vary according to the availability. There is no claim to select one of them.
If "Specific Supplement to Chemistry" is selected as minor subject (besides 2 major subjects in Chemistry - see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired in the following subjects:

a) Patent law

Course Art SWS ECTS
Lab course
T1RA Lab course with seminar "Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz für Chemiker und Pharmazeuten" P 10 9 WiSe/SoSe
Lectures V 4 6
T1RB Seminar: Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz für Chemiker und Pharmazeuten V 2 3 SoSe
T1RC Seminar: Patentrecht für Chemiker und Pharmazeuten V 2 3 WiSe

b) Pharmacology and Toxicology

Course Art SWS ECTS
Lab course (*please be aware of notice!) WiSe/SoSe
T1RD Praktische Übungen in Pharmakologie und Toxikologie P 10 9
T1RF Seminar: Experimentelle Pharmakologie für Biologen und Chemiker S 2
Lectures
T1RE Pharmakologie und Toxikologie für Biologen und Chemiker V 4 6 WiSe/SoSe

c) Material Sciences

Course Art SWS ECTS
Lab course P 10 9 WiSe
T1MX Lab course in Material Sciences
Lectures V 4 6
T1MV Material Sciences 1 V 2 3 WiSe
T1MW Material Sciences 2 V 2 3 SoSe

Specialisations

If 2 major subjects in Chemistry and one minor subject are selected (see above), 15 ECTS have to be acquired in the following lecture modules of WP 2, WP 4, WP 41 and WP 42 or WP 48 to WP 50, respectively.
Attention: Lectures of the minor subjects Physics, Computer Sciences and Specific Supplement to Chemistry - also including Languages - can only be entered in Discipline Specific Studies with 6 ECTS at most!

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