Master's Degree in Polymer Chemistry.

The Master’s degree program in Polymer Chemistry at the JKU Linz is a comprehensive graduate degree program. Students can enhance their skills and talents in science and research, both in the classroom and in state-of-the-art laboratories.

Using state-of-the-art resources and equipment, students focus on developing and characterizing new types of monomers and polymers. Program graduates are highly qualified polymer chemists, creating the future today!

The graduate degree program provides a valuable, base-knowledge education. Graduates are highly sought after and can apply their expertise, scientific understanding, and knowledge of methods. Graduates not only hone the skills needed to transfer scientific knowledge and methods to the workplace, they are qualified to undertake demanding tasks in the area of manufacturing and polymer characterization.

Master's Degree in Polymer Chemistry


DI (equivalent to an MSc)


4 Semesters


120 Credits


English (level B2)

Your Benefits

  • Hands-on training
  • Access to modern equipment
  • Strong, comprehensive support by industrial partners
  • Broad, international network
  • Access to and collaboration with many polymer institutes at the JKU

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

Graduates of the Master’s degree program in Polymer Chemistry are well educated in the fields of engineering and natural sciences. Graduates possess in-depth knowledge in polymer sciences (polymer chemistry, physical chemistry of polymers, polymerization techniques and technologies, material sciences, and the characterization of polymers and plastics).

Students learn to meticulously conduct experiments and assess various reaction routes and processes in the field of polymer synthesis and characterization.

The extensive curriculum at the JKU Linz allows students to:

  • Push the limits of their curiosity
  • Learn how to safely and expertly handle the raw materials required in polymer manufacturing
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment to conduct hands-on, practical work
  • Interpret experimental information and examine the results in a wider context

Graduates in the field of Polymer Chemistry are highly sought-after specialists, have a high job placement rate, and can pursue a variety of professional occupations. Graduates are often active in research and development as well as positions in the fields of synthesis and characterization such as in the chemical industry, plastics manufacturing, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Professional challenges include positions in the construction industry, packaging, aerospace industry, sporting goods, automotive industry, as well as in the electrical and electronics industries.

On average, graduates in this field find a job 2 months after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 3.701.

Professor Lang talks about studying Polymer Engineering Technologies at LIT

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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:

SEMESTER S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4

Bridging Subjects (Techn. Chem.)

14.6 2.5 - -
Polymer Chemistry 4.2 8.6 - -
Advanced Chemistry 2.6 2.4 - -
Physical Chemistry of Polymers 2.8 2.4 - -
Soft Skills - 6,2 - -
Polymerization Techniques - 2.6 6.4 -


5.8 5.3 6.6 5

Autonomous Coursework

- - 7 5

Master's Thesis

- - 10 15

Master's Seminar/Final Master's Examination

- - - 5
ECTS (Total: 120 credits) 30 30 30 30

Additional Information

Admission Requirements

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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