Chemistry (560) - Master's Degree            

Master’s Degree in Chemistry is, essentially, a passage between the Bachelor’s degree, based mainly on the rigorous curriculum of introductory (theoretical and practical) courses, and the Doctoral studies, based mostly on independent research. As such, this program introduces for the first time the methods and techniques of scientific research in a particular area of Chemistry via undertaking a novel research project under the supervision of a faculty member from the Institute of Chemistry. However, students also broaden their knowledge of chemistry through a selection of taught courses and are able to tailor their curriculum to meet personal research interests.

A list of career opportunities for the M.Sc. in Chemistry is long and diverse. Graduates of this program have many opportunities to use their knowledge within a range of research sectors, including leading roles within chemical and related industries, hi-tech, healthcare, educational institutions or public services. Masters of Chemistry are in high demand in essentially all branches of the national job market. Yet, the degree should be a degree of choice for students who plan to pursue PhD studies in one of the traditional or interdisciplinary sub-areas of the field.

According to the HUJI Masters Regulations a candidate should be in possession of Bachelor’s degree from an Israeli University or College of Higher Education with the GPA of 80 (on a 0-100 scale). Naturally, MSc candidates with foreign degrees are also admitted to HUJI. Foreign degrees are evaluated and approved as equivalent by the HUJI Admissions Office.

In order to be admitted as a candidate, you must find an available position in one of the research groups of the Institute of Chemistry.

Candidates having lower GPAs or holding degrees not in Chemical sciences can be admitted as Master’s Degree candidates only after formal approval by the Head of School of Chemistry and will be required to complement studies depending on their background, GPA and the desired area of specialization.

The Chemistry School offers Three mail study tracks:

1. Master’s Degree in Chemistry - Research Track (The main Track)(5040)

2. Master’s Degree in Chemistry\Teaching single-subject certification (5041)

3. Master’s degree in Nanotechnology (4071)


Master’s courses in the faculty are given in Hebrew unless a foreign student who does not speak Hebrew is taking the course. In such a case the course will be given in English.

Department Officials

Compulsory in the teaching programCompulsory electiveElective in the teaching programTotal for the degree (minimum)
Specialization in Organic, Inorganic, Biologic and Analytic chemistry
(track 5043)
specialization in Physical and theoretical chemistry
(track 5044)
specialization in Material chemistry and Applied nanotechnology
(track 5045)