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MSci Chemistry with German for Science (F1R2)

Course details

  • Learn about German scientific culture and history
  • All courses are taught in the target language
  • These courses are not approriate for native or near-native speakers
Department of Chemistry


In addition to the Chemistry elements of the programme, the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication provides the following:

  • training in the use and presentation of scientific and technical material in German in written and oral forms. This is presented in a clear and effective manner for a range of purposes and audiences
  • an introduction to the theory and practice of translation, with a focus on German for science
  • further studies in the history, politics, science and technology of German speaking countries
  • a research project and taught courses at an approved educational institution in Germany in the third year of the course

Please note this programme is no longer accepting new applicants, i.e. from the 2023/24 academic year onwards. Information on these webpages is for current students only.

Course structure

Year 1

A two-hour weekly language class from the Imperial Horizons Programme taught over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

A one-hour weekly specialist language class to prepare you for your stay abroad, traditionally taught on Fridays at lunchtime over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

 A one-hour weekly lecture /seminar style course on contemporary German history and politics taught over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year Abroad

A year spent in a partner German-speaking partner institution as part of the ERASMUS+ European exchange programme.

During this year of study, you are required to complete an Extended Language Project (Chemistry)‌‌. In the Autumn following your return, you will have to complete a Viva on your work.