Master's Degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technology.

The Master's degree program in Chemistry and Chemical Technology (formerly Technical Chemistry) at the JKU is an extension of the Bachelor's degree program of the same name.

The program has been designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the subject area on an advanced scientific level - focusing on the technical and industrial aspects of chemical technologies and process engineering. In addition, students can specialize in selected areas of chemistry. The program allows students to acquire and hone their skills in order to successfully implement innovative approaches in the development and improvement of chemical syntheses and processes. Students will be able to critically assess the impact new technologies may have on society and on the environment.


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Master's Degree Program in Chemistry and Chemical Technology




4 Semesters


120 Credits


English (Level B2)

Your Benefits

  • Acquire specialized expertise in the field of Chemistry and Process Engineering
  • Combine theory with real-world applications
  • Outstanding student support services in small groups as part of an internship
  • Opportunity to focus on a specific field according to your interests or career goals

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

The Master's program is an extension of the undergraduate degree program in Technical Chemistry, expanding on the base-knowledge curriculum in technical chemistry and process engineering. The program focuses on the complex relationships between technology and industry. Students can deepen their scientific understanding and round off their education by not only individually focusing on various areas of chemistry, but also by taking part in research projects as a part of your Master's thesis.

Graduates in the field of chemistry are well-educated and have many career prospects, particularly exceptional positions requiring specialized education. Graduates of the program are highly sought-after and qualified to work in the following areas:

  • Research & development at research institutions and/or chemical industry companies (petrochemical industry, food, paper, pulp, cosmetics industry, etc.), or related industries (pharmaceutical industries, biotechnologies, metallurgy, energy technology, etc.)
  • Production in the chemical industry as well as related industries
  • Chemical quality control
  • Activities as an expert or consultant (such as for government agencies and offices in areas including environmental protection, worker and consumer protection, occupational safety)

On average, graduates in this field find a job 1 month after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 4.189.

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 Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

Bridging Subject (BC)* x x x  
Electives (BC)* x      
Electives (TC)** x x x  

Chemical Technologies of Inorganic Materials

x x    
Soft Skills x x x  

Chemical Technologies of Organic Materials

  x x  
Process Engineering   x x  
Autonomous Coursework (BC)* x   x  
Autonomous Coursework (TC)** x x x  

Master’s Thesis

Master's Seminar/Final Comprehensive Master's Examination       x

*BC: For graduates in the Bachelor's degree program in Biological Chemistry  **TC: For graduates in the Bachelor's degree program in Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Admission Requirements

  • BA in Chemistry and Chemical Technology (formerly Chemistry, JKU), BA in Biological Chemistry, or an undergraduate degree program equivalent in content and scope

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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