ORGANIZATION

Studies of Chemistry at our Faculty are organized according to the 4+1+3 model. This model implies that the first cycle of studies takes eight semesters or four years. The number of ECTS credits per year is 60, which is in summary 240 ECTS credits upon completion of undergraduate studies. Undergraduate chemistry studies consist of mandatory and elective courses providing the necessary knowledge and skills for obtaining a first cycle degree diploma. Studies at the Chemistry Department are organized within two programs: Chemistry and Chemistry Education.

During the first two years of study, courses are the same for both programs, while in third- and fourth-year programs differ significantly. The first cycle of studies at the Chemistry Department contains 39 subjects, 31 of which are mandatory and 8 elective. For each elective subject, two courses are offered, and students can choose one, respectively

After completing the first cycle of studies at the Chemistry Department, students acquire the following academic title:

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – 240 ECTS, for the students of the Chemistry program and

Graduate Teacher of Chemistry – 240 ECTS, for the students of the Chemistry Education program.

After completing the first cycle of studies, the student acquires the opportunity to attend the second cycle – Master in Chemistry program. The second cycle of chemistry studies was launched in the academic year 2016/17 and follows a modern curriculum, related to the latest achievements in chemistry. This cycle allows student freedom in designing the studies by choosing four out of six subjects. This is done in cooperation with a supervisor. Candidates who have completed the first cycle and obtained 240 ECTS credits fulfill the conditions to attend the second one. Students from other faculties and related study programs can attend the master studies only if 70% of their curriculum is complementary with basic studies of chemistry. Master studies in chemistry last two semesters and the student earns 60 ECTS credits.

After completing the second cycle of chemistry studies, students acquire the following academic title:

Master in Chemistry – 300 ECTS

Recently, at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, an initiative to start the third cycle of studies of chemistry has been launched and the registration is ongoing. The program is expected to start from winter semester of academic 2021/2022.  After completing the first and second cycle, students can earn a total of 300 ECTS credits acquiring the opportunity to attend the third cycle of studies. The third cycle of studies lasts six semesters or three years. After completing the third cycle, the student can earn a total of 180 ECTS credits and after completing the first, second, and third cycle of studies, the student earns 480 ECTS credits in total.

 

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