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Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Modern Spectral Methods of Investigation
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Introductory Practices of Working with World Scientific Information Resources
  • Business Communication: Personal and Academic Presentation Skills
  • English
  • General scientific elective courses are basic courses in various fields of chemistry at the ‘beginner’ and ‘advanced’ level
  • Professional elective courses (depending on the individual educational path)
  • Professional elective courses in English (depending on the individual educational path) Certificate No 2011 dated 16 June 2016
Our advantages
  • The master’s programme ‘Chemistry’ at St Petersburg University is unique in that it provides an opportunity to build each student’s individual educational path based on their knowledge, skills, and plans for further employment.
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities of graduates depend on their chosen educational path. It can be ‘customised’ to meet the requirements of their employer.
  • The highly qualified teaching staff includes doctors or candidates of science who are leading experts in various fields of chemistry.
  • There is an opportunity to work with advanced unique equipment in the resource centres of the St Petersburg University Research Park.
  • The programme provides small study groups and an individual approach to each student.
  • There are exchange programmes and internships at other universities.
  • Students obtain experience of taking part in and organising scientific conferences.
  • Students master skills of working on advanced specialised equipment.
  • Practical training is held in institutes and centres of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and research and industrial institutions.
  • Topics for graduation projects are practice-oriented and are also proposed by employers.
  • The academic programme has been designed taking into account professional standards and the views of employers on the correlation of graduates' competencies and job functions in their professional activities.
International relations

Students can take exchange education at partner universities such as: Leipzig University (Germany); the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan); and Universität Hamburg (Germany). They can also participate in academic mobility programmes.

Main areas of research
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biomedical chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Chemical industry
  • Laser chemistry
  • Colloid Chemistry
  • Radiochemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Ecology and chemical ecology
  • Nanochemistry and nanophase materials science
Career opportunities
  • Chemist-researcher
  • QA engineer
  • Sales manager
  • Analytical equipment operator
  • HR manager for chemical and pharmaceutical companies