04.03.01 Chemistry

This area of training is designed for the students who are interested in studying chemical elements, simple molecules and complex compounds in various states of aggregation, analysis of substances and materials, theoretical foundations of methods of chemical and physical and chemical analysis and their practical application.
Level of education:
Bachelor’s degree
Form of training:
Full-time (day department)
Venue of training:
Entrance exams:
— Mathematics (major)
— Russian language
— Chemistry
Programs, specializations:
Medical and pharmaceutical chemistry
The training program is designed for those who are interested in the synthesis and the biological effect of complex organic compounds with medicinal activity, the development of drugs for cancer diagnosis and treatment, the creation of molecular drug delivery devices and genetic constructs for gene therapy. The professional activity of the alumni involves natural and synthetic biologically active substances with medicinal activity, methods of their production, natural and synthetic polymers used as biomaterials.

The program’s specifics lies in the close integration of students’ educational and research activities with the leading R&D institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which, along with modern educational technologies, provides a high level of professional training for graduates, allows them to gain valuable practical experience in research laboratories, develop their creative potential and analytical skills in medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry.
Alumni can be employed as
  • research chemists
  • biochemists
  • researchers
  • analytical chemists
Program subjects
  • Methods for isolation, research and identification of biologically active compounds and polymers
  • Chemistry of biologically active compounds
  • Synthesis of polymers for biomedical purposes
  • Methods for the synthesis of biologically active compounds
  • Chemistry of pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers in the processes of immobilization and modification of natural compounds
  • Basics of creating dosage forms
  • Physical chemistry of solutions and gels of polymers
  • Stereoselective synthesis of organic compounds
  • Polymer materials in medicine
  • Calculation methods in medicinal chemistry
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
The training program has been developed for students interested in chemical elements, simple molecules and complex compounds in various aggregate states (inorganic and organic substances and materials), obtained as a result of chemical synthesis (laboratory, industrial) or isolated from natural objects, and their practical application.

In the process of training, students receive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in physical, inorganic, organic, colloidal and analytical chemistry, study modern methods of analysis and ways to ensure the reliability of their implementation. Particular attention is given to the preparation and properties of nanoscale materials and methods of their study.

Students are involved in joint research projects with laboratories of research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences active in priority areas of development of science and technology.

Alumni can work professionally in various area (education and science, healthcare, agriculture, various types of industry and production), as well as engage in R&D (research and development of new types of products and functional materials, quality control of raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products).
Alumni can be employed as
  • chemists
  • analytical chemists
  • expert chemists
  • research chemists
Program subjects
  • Research methods in chemistry
  • Chemistry of transition elements
  • Chemical bases of biological processes
  • Chemistry of complex compounds
  • Modern approaches to planning chemical processes
  • Complex compounds
  • Practical applications of spectral methods in analytical chemistry
  • Technology of colloids and nanosystems
  • Principles and practical applications of catalysis
  • Synthesis and research methods of coordination compounds
  • Theoretical foundations of modern methods of analysis
  • Physicochemical foundations of photochemical processes
  • Structure formation of dispersed systems
  • Modern organic synthesis
  • Practical applications of electrochemical methods in analytical chemistry
  • Methods for obtaining inorganic compounds
Graduating departments:
•    Department of Inorganic Chemistry named after A.N. Reformatsky
•    Department of Analytical Chemistry named after I.P. Alimarina
•    Department of Physical Chemistry named after Ya.K. Syrkin
•    Department of Colloidal Chemistry named after S.S. Voyutsky