Chemistry (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Chemistry (B.Ed.)


Institutes and Institutions of Facutly 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geo Sciences


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Students taking the Bachelor's degree program in Chemistry as part of the teacher training course at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz receive a "Bachelor of Education". The standard period of study is three years. In addition to Chemistry, the course also includes a second teaching subject, Educational Sciences, and compulsory teaching experience in schools. With a view to working in a school, graduates are taught to give lessons in chemistry in a competent and clear manner that is appropriate for the age of the pupils. Alongside lessons on the basic theoretical principles of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry, students also attend lessons on teaching methods and approaches. One key element of the training is the practical implementation and application of the methods learned during teaching experience in schools. The Bachelor's course is completed with a Bachelor's dissertation. Unlike many other universities, the range of lectures and practical experience is tailored to the specific requirements of students who are training to be teachers, usually with special events for students on the teacher training course. The new Chemistry Department building provides excellent working conditions

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor's examination, may be admitted to the Master's degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).