Molecular Science (BSc)

What is the degree programme about?

Molecular Science is a discipline at the intersection of various scientific subjects. Most of your time will be devoted to investigating molecules and their formation, structure and conversion. This highly interdisciplinary degree programme combines elements of inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry and aspects of various related disciplines relevant for animate and inanimate matter. You will also gain knowledge in materials science, technology, medicine, pharmacy and biology. All of these disciplines form the basis for the two specialisation modules Molecular Nano Science and Molecular Life Science, one of which you have to choose.

What can I do with this degree?

Chemical developments have led to progress in various industries such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology and the textile industry. Chemistry is involved in the development of nanoscale materials, product innovations and process optimisation. Equipped with interdisciplinary skills, you can work in many different areas. Industry, research institutes, universities and the public sector are only a few examples of future employers who offer interesting career prospects. You can work in:

  • research and development
  • chemical analysis
  • production and optimisation
  • documentation
  • patents
  • consultation and management.
What qualities and skills do I need?
  • a lot of curiosity, an interest in science and research, a pioneering spirit
  • an interest in practical laboratory work
  • the ability to work independently, perseverance and motivation
Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU
  • an efficient, modular degree programme with intensive, personal support
  • modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment
  • successful research projects and a great research environment
Potential challenges
  • There is a qualification assessment process for this degree programme. Information about the process is available on the degree programme website.
  • Mathematics and physics are essential. These two subjects are a key part of the degree programme in the first year. Later on you will still have to deal with the occasional formula.
  • You need to be determined and patient, even when things don't work the first time. Preparing for lectures and revision can also be hard work.
  • During the semester breaks there are no lectures but there are still examinations and laboratory courses during this time.
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Degree program start date and application deadlines

The degree programme Molecular Science is currently exempt from admission (NC-free) and can only be started in the winter semester. Applications for enrolment are normally made between the beginning of June and the end of September online via

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Degree type: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Type of study: One subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree program: Winter Term
Size: (currently 50-150 Students)
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Sciences
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions