What can I do with an MSc in Applied Chemistry

The MSc in Applied Chemistry provides excellent scope for employment in either private or public companies.

The study programme has an extensive focus and offers a wide variety of courses which—depending on the courses chosen—can qualify you for jobs in the chemical industry (including catalysts and polymers) and the pharmaceutical industry. Some ‘Applied Chemistry’ graduates are expected to pursue a PhD, thereby qualifying for research positions in the above-mentioned industries.

During the programme, you will carry out several projects in collaboration with leading Danish and foreign companies. This will open up the opportunity for exciting jobs in companies working with polymers as well as pharmaceutical and chemical products. Furthermore, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD, for instance at DTU.

Typical fields of work

MSc Eng graduates in Applied Chemistry often work closely with people involved in the production and the design of the processes governing the production.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are employed by the following companies, among others:

  • Danisco
  • Novozymes
  • Coloplast
  • Hempel
  • Rockwool
  • Haldor-Topsøe
  • Lundbeck

Some of them also find employment in the public sector, for instance in teaching.

Pursue a PhD

Once you have an MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD which at DTU is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.

As a PhD student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.

PhD at DTU