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Degree programmes


Chemistry, Master of Education


Degree: Master of Education
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it provides students with both an insight into current didactic research issues and comprehensive hands-on training.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Didactic Methodology, e.g. basic didactic terminology
  • Media in chemistry classes
  • Chemistry experiments in class
  • Teaching-learning processes
  • Specific scientific disciplines, e.g. technical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • an excellent understanding of chemistry
  • pleasure in conducting experiments
  • social skills


  • interacting with students
  • conducting experiments
  • transferring knowledge

struggle through:

  • organising lesson plans for two different subjects as well as pedagogy
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Chemistry, B.A. (2)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as secondary-school teachers
  • as vocational-school teachers
  • at universities
  • as editors in the publishing industry
  • in the PR industry

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: Basic internship (obsolete Teacher Training Act)/internship semester (current Teacher Training Act), 2 weeks subject-specific internship

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.
Duration: prior to the 1st semester in Master's programme / during school internship

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Prof. Katrin Sommer
Building, Room: NCDF 05/589
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27522
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Chemie / Biochemie
Building, Room: NC 03/34
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25287
Website Fachschaft


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