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Do technological innovation and development interest you? During the Master's programme in Chemistry, you work with new materials, new separation methods, and synthesis of new materials. These methods are used in medical engineering, in the building industry, and in the food industry.

Discover and model new scientific phenomena

Studying Chemistry, you gain solid knowledge and expertise in chemistry. The programme provides you with the opportunity to:

  • resolve practical problems related to chemical engineering
  • innovate, design and optimise production processes of chemicals and materials
  • develop new materials and new processes

The programme focuses on the following main areas of specialisation:

  • Inorganic materials
  • Controlled release
  • Functional polymers
  • Biosolid separation

Inorganic Materials

The field Inorganic Materials concerns studies of structure and properties of inorganic materials. Emphasis is placed on glassy or amorphous materials. The relationships between structure, dynamics and properties of glasses and liquids are studied by using the knowledge of materials chemistry and physics. The development of both new structural and functional materials and nano-materials is another essential part.

Controlled release

The field Controlled Release concerns the study and development of the group of molecules called cyclodextrins and their inclusion complexes. The interest in cyclodextrin applications includes development of novel drug delivery systems and pesticide formulations, which are more environmentally friendly than those used today.

Functional Polymers

The area Functional Polymers treats the molecular design of target macromolecules, synthesis and the separation, purification and characterisation of the polymers. The principles of polymerisation dynamics and kinetics are other important aspects.

Biosolid Separation

The field Biosolid Separation revolves around the physical chemistry of process- and waste-water treatment with special emphasis on membrane technology and its application in cleaner technology.

Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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