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

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

Studies are conducted in Polish or 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

1. Have a firm knowledge on the role of chemistry in science and the importance of chemistry for development of humankind.
2. Know, understand and be able to explain the mathematical descriptions of basic chemical processes and phenomena.
3. Be able to apply appropriate methods and to use modern instrumental techniques to solve problems in their particular area of specialization.
4. Be able to critically analyze the results of their experiments and to discuss the possible errors and the uncertainty of the measurements.
5. Have advanced chemical knowledge and the skills enabling them to use the modern library search tools to locate, retrieve and assess the sound scientific information.
6. Be able to present the results of their work in the form of a presentation or a thesis that include a description of their research goal, applied methodology and the critical discussion of the final results in comparison to other research in the field.
7. Be skilled at efficient work organization, both individually and in a group, in order to realize projects and critically assess the research progress.
8. Be able to construct opinions on the professional issues and to argue for them both among chemists and non-chemists and both in Polish and a foreign language.

Course structure diagram:

Abbreviations used in tables:
lect - Lecture
cl - Class
sem_mgr - Master's seminar
c - Pass/fail
g - Grading
First semester of first year in chemistryECTSlectclsem_mgrexam
Second semester of first year in chemistryECTSlectclsem_mgrexam
Third semester of second year in chemistryECTSlectclsem_mgrexam
Specialization Laboratory 2g
Master’s Thesis Seminar 1115g
Fourth semester of second year in chemistryECTSlectclsem_mgrexam
Master’s Thesis Laboratoryg
Master’s Thesis Seminar 2330c
General university courses6

Admission procedures:

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