The career opportunities open to chemists cover an extremely broad field. They range from fundamental research at universities or research institutes (such as the Max-Planck-Institute or Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) to the most diverse aspects of research, development and production in chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Further opportunities lie in environmental and biotechnological research, in sales, in production management and quality assurance, business consulting, public administration, patenting, in environmental agencies and not least in education. Besides employment in enterprises or public administration there are a number of other opportunities outside the fields of natural sciences and technology, e.g. science journalism, public uderstanding of science, public relations, political consultation or project management.
Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:
- Gymnasien und Oberschulen
- Berufsbildende Schulen
More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.
Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program
To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.