Flyer of study programmes of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sceinces

Study programmes

Information about our study programmes: Bachelor, Master, teacher training, doctorate
Flyer of study programmes of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sceinces
Image: Claudia Hilbert

Our study programmes at a glance

We offer more than 15 different study programmes in chemistry, geography, geosciences and biogeosciences. Our study programmes are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students who have already completed an undergraduate degree: Our Bachelor programmes will offer you a solid basic education in the full range of the respective discipline. Our Master's programmes allow you to specialize according to your interests. Some of these programmes as well as individual courses in many programmes are taught in English. We also offer teacher training programmes from which our students graduate as certified secondary-school teachers with a state examination. Finally, you can pursue your doctorate at our Faculty: You can do it either as an individual research project or within one of the graduate schools and research training groups that our faculty members contribute to.

Familiar atmosphere and with ties to external partners

No matter which study programme you choose: In our Faculty, you will study in a familiar atmosphere and with close contact between students and lecturers. Our programmes are also characterized by numerous practical courses such as laboratory courses and field trips. A special feature in Jena is the strong network of university, non-university research institutions and industry. You can get in touch with our partners early during your studies - for example, you can contribute to research projects as a student assistant or you can write your thesis at one of our partner institutions.

Eine Dozentin mit zwei Geographie-Studierenden am PC Eine Dozentin mit zwei Geographie-Studierenden am PC Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

Our study programmes in detail

Biogeosciences Show content

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Biogeosciences BSc
Duration: 6 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Master of Science (MSc)

Biogeosciences MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Chemistry Show content

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Chemistry BSc
Duration: 6 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Master of Science (MSc)

Chemistry of Materials MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: English
More information and application

Chemistry MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Chemical Biology MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Chemistry - Energy - Environment MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Teacher Training Programme (State Examination)

Chemistry Teacher Training "Gymnasium" - State examination for teaching at German secondary schools imparting a more comprehensive general knowledge and leading to a qualification for entering university (Gymnasium)
Duration: 10 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application de

Chemistry Teacher Training "Regelschule" - State examination for teaching at German secondary schools imparting general knowledge preparing pupils for qualified vocational training or further secondary education (Regelschule)
Duration: 9 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application de

Geography Show content

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Geography BSc
Duration: 6 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Human Geography BA - minor subject
Duration: 6 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Master of Science (MSc)

Geography - Climate and Environmental Change MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German (some required elective courses are taught in English)
More information and application

Geography - Migration, demographic change and regional development MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German (some required elective courses are taught in English)
More information and application

Geoinformatics MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German (some courses are taught in English)
More information and application

Teacher Training Programme (State Examination)

Geography Teacher Training "Gymnasium" - State examination for teaching at German secondary schools imparting a more comprehensive general knowledge and leading to a qualification for entering university (Gymnasium)
Duration: 10 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application de

Geography Teacher Training "Regelschule" - State examination for teaching at German secondary schools imparting general knowledge preparing pupils for qualified vocational training or further secondary education (Regelschule)
Duration: 9 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application de

Earth Sciences Show content

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Earth Sciences BSc
Duration: 6 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Geology BA - minor subject
Duration: 6 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application

Master of Science (MSc)

Earth Sciences MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German
More information and application de

Environmental and Georesources Management MSc
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: German
in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena)
More information and application

Graduate Schools Show content

Our Faculty contributes to several graduate schools and research training groups for doctoral candidates and young researchers. For more information, please click on the link below.

Application dates at a glance

Please note: The application deadlines mentioned in the table apply to applicants with German citizenship. For international applicants other dates may apply. Please refer to the study programme database for more information.

By the way, application and enrollment can be done comfortably online via the online application portal of the Friedrich Schiller University.

Status: March 2021; subject to change

Undergraduate study programmes

Study programme Start of study winter semester Start of study summer semester
Biogeosciences B.Sc. 01 July - 15 October not possible
Chemistry B.Sc. 01 July - 15 October not possible
Chemistry Teacher Training
01 July - 15 October not possible
Geography B.Sc. 01 July - 15 October not possible
Geography Teacher Training 01 July - 15 October not possible
Geosciences B.Sc. 01 July - 15 October 15 December - 15 March
Geology EF B.A.
01 July - 15 October not possible
Human Geography EF B.A.
01 July - 15 October not possible

Master programmes

Study programme

Start of study winter semester

Start of study summer semester

Biogeosciences M.Sc. 01 April - 15 July 01 December - 15 January
Chemistry M.Sc. 01 April - 15 July 01 December - 15 January
Chemical Biology M.Sc. 01 April - 15 July 01 December - 15 January
Chemistry-Energy-Environment M.Sc. 01 April - 15 July 01 December - 15 January
Chemistry of Materials M.Sc.

01 April - 15 September
(for international applicants until 15 July)

not possible
Geography M.Sc. 01 April - 15 July 01 December - 15 January
Geoinformatics M.Sc. 01 April - 15 July 01 December - 15 January
Geosciences M.Sc.
(Please note: The study programme was reformed. Enrolment is possible for the first time for the winter semester 2021/22 and then also for the summer semester.)
01 April - 15 July not possible
Environmental and Georesources Management M.Sc.

01 April - 15 September
(for international applicants until 15 July)

01 December - 15 January

 

Zwei Chemie-Studentinnen arbeiten im Labor Zwei Chemie-Studentinnen arbeiten im Labor Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

"Student's paradise": Living and studying in Jena

Student's Paradise: Video about living and studying in Jena

 

Based on the name of city park and train station, the term "student's paradise" describes the way of life in Jena quite well. Jena is a typical student city. About one-fifth of the entire Jena population are students. The university is not located on a remote campus, but it is spread all across the historical city centre.

Over 100,000 people are living in Jena. Though the city is not very large, it is quite young, vibrant and active: There are numerous bars, pubs, museums, concerts and sports events. And if you would like to relax, the nature is not far. The city is located in the Saale river valley where it is surrounded by steep slopes with white limestone rocks. There are numerous hiking trails and lookout points that invite you to explore the hills and views around Jena.

Furthermore, there is a close network of city, scientific institutions and industry. So, there are not only the Friedrich Schiller University and Jena's second instituion of higher education, the University of Applied Science. There are also several non-university research institutions, including Max Planck, Leibniz and Fraunhofer institutes, as well as high-tech companies, especially in the fields of optics and photonics, bioanalytics and biotechnology, precision engineering, IT and information technology. Students and graduates have many opportunities for internships, jointly supervised theses and starting a professional career.

More information about the city of Jena

Contact

Kristina Dubnack, Dr
Office for Student Affairs and Examinations
kristina.dubnack@uni-jena.de
Phone
+49 3641 9-48010 / -9-48011
Fax
+49 3641 9-48002
Room E005
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena
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