04.04.01 Chemistry

The aim of the program is fundamental, theoretical and practical training of future specialists to resolve complex professional issues in the field of chemistry. Undergraduates study chemistry of macromolecular compounds, analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry, methods and technologies for obtaining medicinal substances with the application of processes, and much more.
Level of education:
Master’s degree
Form of training:
Full-time (day demartment)
Place of training:
Moscow
Entrance examination:
— Chemistry
Profiles and specializations:
Medical and pharmaceutical chemistry
The program of training includes fundamental and applied research activities in the field of modern organic, bioorganic, polymer and medicinal chemistry. The specialization covers the issues of molecular and computer modeling of the structures of medicinal substances and materials for biomedical purposes, carriers, delivery systems, development of chemical methods for their preparation, research of properties and participation in preclinical research.

Professional activity of graduates involves work with natural and synthetic biologically active substances, polymer carriers, materials and products for biomedical purposes, methods of molecular modeling of structures, chemical synthesis, physicochemical methods of analysis and preclinical research.
Professions that a graduate can choose
  • chemists
  • experimental chemists
  • organic-synthetic chemists
  • biochemists
  • researchers
  • chemistry teachers at schools, lecturer at colleges and institutes
  • quality control specialists
Specialized disciplines
  • Methods of bio-organic chemistry
  • Pharmacology of drugs
  • Physicochemical methods for the analysis of drugs and polymers
  • Drug development strategy
  • Preclinical drug trials
  • Nanotechnological methods of drug delivery
  • Modern organic stereochemistry
  • Mechanisms of reactions in organic chemistry
  • Conformational analysis
  • Special chapters of biochemistry
  • Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds
  • Fundamentals of computer-aided drug design
  • Catalytic reactions in organic synthesis
  • Biodegradable polymers for medicine
  • Physical chemistry of polymers and biopolymers
  • High molecular weight compounds and supramolecular structures
  • Applied aspects of polymer chemistry for biomedicine
  • Synthesis of polymer suspensions for medicine
Graduating departments:
• Department of Chemistry and Technology of Biologically Active Compounds, Medical and Organic Chemistry named after N.А. Preobrazhensky
• Department of Chemistry and Technology of Macromolecular Compounds named after S.S. Medvedev
Fundamental and Applied Chemistry
Undergraduates participate in research and analysis of chemical processes occurring in nature and simulated in laboratory conditions, identify general patterns and regularities of such processes and manage them. Professional activity of program graduates is research related to the use of chemical phenomena and processes.
Professions that a graduate can choose
  • chemists
  • analytical chemists
  • junior researchers
  • research engineers
Specialized disciplines
  • Thermodynamic theory of solutions and intermolecular interaction
  • Actual problems of modern chemistry
  • Computer chemistry
  • Theory of reactivity of chemical compounds
  • Modern instrumental analytical chemistry
  • Chromatographic methods of analysis and
  • History and methodology of chemistry
  • Methodological aspects of inorganic and coordination chemistry
  • Chemistry of clusters
  • Fundamental and applied aspects of chemical current sources
  • Principles and technological foundations of catalysis
  • Analytical methods for environmental monitoring
Graduating departments:
• Department of Analytical Chemistry named after I.P. Alimarina
• Department of Inorganic Chemistry named after A.N. Reformatsky
• Department of Physical Chemistry named after Ya.K. Syrkin
• Department of Colloidal Chemistry named after S.S. Voyutsky