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Chemistry, full-time, second cycle

Code S2-CH-ANG
Organizational unit Faculty of Chemistry
Field of studies Chemistry
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education Second cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 2
Admission limit 4
Duration 2 years
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Required documents
  • Higher education
There is currently no active phase for this programme.

Past phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (05.06.2019 00:00 – 05.07.2019 23:59)

Studies are conducted in English.

  • Fields: science and natural sciences, discipline: chemical sciences
  • Number of semesters: 4
  • Number of ECTS points necessary to complete studies at a given level: 120
  • Professional title awarded to graduates: master of sciences
  • Classes take place at the Ochota Campus, at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw, at 1 Pasteur str.
  • Detailed program of studies is available here.

Second-cycle studies in the field of Chemistry, conducted in the English take place within six specializations: physicochemistry of new materials, theoretical chemistry, organic synthesis, chemical technology, bio- and environmental analysis or crystallography. After the first semester, students should choose a specialization. Tutor of the given field will present the possibilities of master's projects and their supervisors. The tutor with a student are develop an individual program of study in the field of selected discipline. During the second-cycle studies, the student must pass no less than 1000 hours as well as 120 ECTS.

A graduate of the second-cycle studies of Chemistry:

  • has knowledge in the field of chemistry, extended in relation to first-cycle studies;
  • shows proficiency in issues related to the selected specialization;
  • has advanced knowledge in field of health and safety and knows principles of safe handling of chemicals and chemical waste;
  • knows the basic legal regulations related to chemical safety;
  • is prepared to work in chemical laboratories, both traditional and equipped with advanced testing equipment;
  • knows how to collect and critically analyse the data needed to prepare a scientific publication;
  • is able to prepare and present papers in English and also conduct substantive discussions with specialists in the field;
  • has sufficient skills to solve chemical problems, including non-standard ones, especially in the field of selected specialization;
  • has habits of continuing education and professional development instilled;
  • is prepared to organize group work and to manage teamwork;

The graduate has the opportunity to undertake further education at PhD studies at home or abroad.

A graduate interested in professional work can apply for employment in industrial and research laboratories with chemical or related profiles, in scientific publishers, etc.

Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas

The programme is open to all international and Polish applicants. Eligible for admission are holders of a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline as well as document acknowledging candidate's sufficient proficiency in English (B2 level).

For candidates who have completed their studies in the area of science or life science, qualification is based on his/her GPA obtained during previous studies.

For candidates who have completed their studies in the area of knowledge other than science or life science recruitment consists of two stages. In the first stage, candidates have to take part in the interview in English.

During the interview, the candidate discusses issues selected by the Admission Committee from the list previously published in the system of Internet Registration of Candidates.

Obtaining satisfactory grade during the interview is a prerequisite for admission to the second stage of recruitment, which runs the same for all candidates and is based on candidates’ GPAs obtained during previous studies.

Exam issues for a second-cycle study in Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Periodic table of elements.
  • Properties of selected elements and their compounds. Hydrogen, alkali metals, alkaline earth metal, carbon and silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulfur, halogen. Elements of block d & f.
  • Complexes.
  • The universal basis of chemical analysis. Significant figures. Definition of acid and base in Brønsted's theory, Lewis. pH of solutions of weak and strong acids, bases, salts, buffer solutions. The concept of the solubility product.
  • Elements of qualitative analysis.
  • Elements of quantitative analysis.

Organic chemistry and biochemistry

  • Hydrocarbons. Alkanes. Alkenes. Alkynes.
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons.
  • Alcohols. Amines. Aldehydes and ketones.
  • Carboxylic acids and their derivatives.
  • Heterocyclic compounds.
  • Multifunctional compounds.
  • Identification of organic compounds by spectral methods.
  • Biochemistry.

Physical and theoretical chemistry

  • Gases. Thermodynamics. Thermochemistry.
  • Entropy S. Free energy.
  • The state of chemical equilibrium.
  • Phase transitions in single- and multi-component systems.
  • Electrochemistry. Electrode potentials and galvanic cells. Electrolysis and transport processes.
  • Kinetics.
  • Electrical and magnetic properties of substances.
  • Crystallography. Quantum chemistry. Spectroscopy.

Chemical technology and elements of biotechnology

  • Basics of chemical technology. Technological principles.
  • Mass and heat exchange. Kinetics issues. Industrial separation and purification processes.


Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

Candidates are qualified on the same rules as applicable to candidates with Polish diplomas

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Date of interview: 11th of July, 2019

Announcement of results: 19th of July, 2019

Reception of documents:

  • I round: 22nd-24th of July, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 25th-26th of July, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • III round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during II round): 29th-30th of July, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.



Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

The studies are payable - tuition fees


Required documents

List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies


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