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Chemistry

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Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the properties of elements and compounds, as well as the transformation of one substance into another. It makes predictions about hitherto unknown compounds, provides methods for the synthesis of new compounds as well as measuring techniques for the analysis of the chemical composition of unknown samples. The structure and composition of substances determines their chemical and physical properties and hence makes chemistry such an extensive field.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

admittance limited. A selection procedure takes place.

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the properties of elements and compounds, as well as the transformation of one substance into another. It makes predictions about hitherto unknown compounds, provides methods for the synthesis of new compounds as well as measuring techniques for the analysis of the chemical composition of unknown samples. The structure and composition of substances determines their chemical and physical properties and hence makes chemistry such an extensive field.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

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.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

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 informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

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.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The full-time chemistry course ending in Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) provides a sound experimental and theoretical training across the entire range of classical subdivisions of chemistry (inorganic, analytical, organic and physical chemistry), as well as in biochemistry, theoretical chemistry and – a local speciality – in marine chemistry.

Course schedule

Major fields

Subject areas include general, inorganic, organic, analytical, physical and theoretical chemistry, as well as bio- and marine chemistry. Core components deal with fundamental chemistry (terminology, theories, methods) and develop these from an experimental basis. Further modules comprise the fundamental chemistry-relevant competencies in biology, physics and mathematics. Electives chosen in the third year of the course from the research interests of the Institute of Chemistry contribute to the acquisition of in-depth knowledge.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

Internships in the educational field focus on teaching in schools, during which observed and own teaching activities provide insights into schoolteaching and test one's own aptitude for the teaching profession. Within the framework of this career-related work experience students have to complete an orientation phase, a theoretical phase, and a teaching phase.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Berufsbildende Schulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

2 female Professors
12 male Professors

Students

Sole Subject Chemistry:

86 female students
141 male students

Teacher's Education Biology:

53 female students
71 male students

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Enno Lork
Building: NW2
E-Mail: e.lork(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63155
Prof.Dr. Ingo Eilks
Building: NW2
E-Mail: eilks(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63280

Studies centre

Dr. Ute Meyer
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Dr. Tobias Borrmann
Building: NW2
E-Mail: Tobias.Borrmann(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62813
Corinna Müller-Wiegmann
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810

Faculty secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Department secretariat

Sabrina Hanschke
Building: NW2, Office: PAV06
E-Mail: shanschke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 62801

Examination’s Board secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Status

28.10.2019

Author

Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the properties of elements and compounds, as well as the transformation of one substance into another. It makes predictions about hitherto unknown compounds, provides methods for the synthesis of new compounds as well as measuring techniques for the analysis of the chemical composition of unknown samples. The structure and composition of substances determines their chemical and physical properties and hence makes chemistry such an extensive field.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

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.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

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 informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

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.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The full-time chemistry course ending in Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) provides a sound experimental and theoretical training across the entire range of classical subdivisions of chemistry (inorganic, analytical, organic and physical chemistry), as well as in biochemistry, theoretical chemistry and – a local speciality – in marine chemistry.

Course schedule

Major fields

Subject areas include general, inorganic, organic, analytical, physical and theoretical chemistry, as well as bio- and marine chemistry. Core components deal with fundamental chemistry (terminology, theories, methods) and develop these from an experimental basis. Further modules comprise the fundamental chemistry-relevant competencies in biology, physics and mathematics. Electives chosen in the third year of the course from the research interests of the Institute of Chemistry contribute to the acquisition of in-depth knowledge.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

Internships in the educational field focus on teaching in schools, during which observed and own teaching activities provide insights into schoolteaching and test one's own aptitude for the teaching profession. Within the framework of this career-related work experience students have to complete an orientation phase, a theoretical phase, and a teaching phase.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Berufsbildende Schulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

2 female Professors
12 male Professors

Students

Sole Subject Chemistry:

86 female students
141 male students

Teacher's Education Biology:

53 female students
71 male students

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Enno Lork
Building: NW2
E-Mail: e.lork(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63155
Prof.Dr. Ingo Eilks
Building: NW2
E-Mail: eilks(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-63280

Studies centre

Dr. Ute Meyer
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Dr. Tobias Borrmann
Building: NW2
E-Mail: Tobias.Borrmann(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62813
Corinna Müller-Wiegmann
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810

Faculty secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Department secretariat

Sabrina Hanschke
Building: NW2, Office: PAV06
E-Mail: shanschke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 62801

Examination’s Board secretariat

Frauke Ernst
Building: NW2
E-Mail: fernst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62802

Status

28.10.2019

Author