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Chemistry, full time 2 year programme leading to Master's Degree (English programme) (S2-CH-ANG)

(in Polish: Chemia, stacjonarne, drugiego stopnia (w języku angielskim))
second cycle programme
full-time, 2-year studies
Language: English

Studies are conducted in English.

  • Fields: science and natural sciences, discipline: chemical sciences
  • Number of semesters: 4
  • Number of ECTS points necessary to complete studies at a given level: 120
  • Professional title awarded to graduates: master of sciences
  • Classes take place at the Ochota Campus, at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw, at 1 Pasteur str.
  • Detailed program of studies is available here.

Second-cycle studies in the field of Chemistry, conducted in the English take place within six specializations: physicochemistry of new materials, theoretical chemistry, organic synthesis, chemical technology, bio- and environmental analysis or crystallography. After the first semester, students should choose a specialization. Tutor of the given field will present the possibilities of master's projects and their supervisors. The tutor with a student are develop an individual program of study in the field of selected discipline. During the second-cycle studies, the student must pass no less than 1000 hours as well as 120 ECTS.

A graduate of the second-cycle studies of Chemistry:

  • has knowledge in the field of chemistry, extended in relation to first-cycle studies;
  • shows proficiency in issues related to the selected specialization;
  • has advanced knowledge in field of health and safety and knows principles of safe handling of chemicals and chemical waste;
  • knows the basic legal regulations related to chemical safety;
  • is prepared to work in chemical laboratories, both traditional and equipped with advanced testing equipment;
  • knows how to collect and critically analyse the data needed to prepare a scientific publication;
  • is able to prepare and present papers in English and also conduct substantive discussions with specialists in the field;
  • has sufficient skills to solve chemical problems, including non-standard ones, especially in the field of selected specialization;
  • has habits of continuing education and professional development instilled;
  • is prepared to organize group work and to manage teamwork;

The graduate has the opportunity to undertake further education at PhD studies at home or abroad.

A graduate interested in professional work can apply for employment in industrial and research laboratories with chemical or related profiles, in scientific publishers, etc.

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

Second cycle degree - magister - in chemistry

Access to further studies:

doctoral school, non-degree postgraduate education

Learning outcomes

The graduate has achieved the learning outcomes defined for the Chemistry master’s degree program.
The graduate can critically evaluate the results of experiments carried out independently within his chemical specialty, as well as discuss the uncertainty of measurements, can independently plan and perform theoretical and practical research, as well as innovatively solve practical problems not described in the available sources.
Has an in-depth knowledge and skills to analyse chemistry issues and evaluate this knowledge using professional literature, databases and other sources of information, and can assess the reliability of the information obtained.

Knowledge, the graduate knows and understands:
- has extended knowledge about the place of chemistry in natural sciences, and about its importance for human development;
- knows the aspects of construction and operation of modern measuring equipment supporting scientific research in chemistry;
- has in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of a selected chemical specialization, allowing the use of methods and concepts appropriate for this specialization and allowing for independent research work;
- has advanced knowledge and skills in the field of computational methods appropriate for a given chemical specialization;
- knows the aspects of construction and operation of modern measuring equipment supporting scientific research in a given chemical specialization;
- has extensive knowledge of occupational health and safety, and in particular knows the rules of safe handling of chemicals, and the selection and disposal of chemical waste. He knows the basic legal regulations related to chemical safety, he is also able to use this knowledge responsibly in his professional work (including risk analysis);
- knows the basics of nuclear chemistry and understands the importance of radioactivity in science, technology and medicine;
- has a good understanding of the current trends in the development of chemistry and the latest scientific discoveries in a given chemical specialization.

Skills, the graduate can:
- apply appropriate methods, techniques and research tools within a given chemical specialty, necessary to explain the given problem;
- independently plan and perform experiments within his chemical specialty;
- critically evaluate the results of independent experiments within his chemical specialty, as well as discuss measurement errors;
- apply the acquired knowledge to related scientific disciplines, as well as work in interdisciplinary teams;
- use the techniques of biochemistry and use simple biological processes in chemistry and technology;
- analyse problems in the field of nuclear chemistry, can assess its significance and threats to the society;
- discuss the place of chemistry in the system of exact and natural sciences, and its importance for the development of our civilization;
- present the results of the most important discoveries in the field of chemistry and related sciences understandably also for non-specialists.

Social competencies, the graduate is ready to:
- understand the need and know the possibilities of continuous training. Can independently search for information in literature (also foreign-language) and use expert advice;
- work in a team and is aware of the responsibility for jointly performed tasks related to teamwork;
- organize own and teamwork as part of the implementation of joint tasks and projects and critically assesses its advancement. It independently undertakes and initiates simple research activities;
- be convinced of the importance of professional behaviour, adheres to the principles of professional ethics;
- formulate opinions on professional issues and argue for them, both in the environment of specialists and non-specialists;
- think and act in a creative and entrepreneurial manner.

Admission procedures:

Visit the following page for details on admission procedures: https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/