Hebron University - Chemistry

College of Graduate Studies

About the program

Chemistry is important in life because everything in us and around us is made of atoms and molecules. Studying chemistry is therefore important to discover the constituents of matter that life is made of and to synthesize new materials that we need in our life. In Bachelor program at the University of Hebron the student studies the basics of chemistry in its different branches theoretically through courses and practically through laboratory experiments. In continuation to the Bachelor program is a master program where the student is given the opportunity to expands his/her knowledge in chemistry through studying advanced chemistry courses and through conducting chemistry research at high level independently.

The master program was accredited in 2014 after obtaining approval from the “National Commission for Accreditation and Quality control of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research”. The program presents a study plan to obtain a master degree in chemistry after the student completes a total of 36 credit hours, which are as follows:

  1. Completion of 27 credit hours of compulsory and elective courses offered by the Chemistry Department.
  2. Completion of the required thesis of 9 credit hours.

At the beginning the student can choose the supervisor of the subject matter in one of the different branches of chemistry: organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry. When selecting the supervisor and the research placement, the student begins working in the laboratory and conducting the required experiments under the supervision and follow-up of the supervisor. Upon obtaining the required results and completing the laboratory work, the supervisor requests the student to start writing the thesis. Upon completion of his thesis and drafting of the results, the thesis is submitted to the graduate dean for accreditation. If the thesis is approved, a date shall be set for discussion by a committee consisting of:

  1. An examiner from outside Hebron university and is invited by the graduate dean.
  2. An examiner from within the university and is invited from the graduate dean.
  3. The student's principal supervisor.

It should be noted that during his studies, the master student can work as a teaching assistant. This enables the student to:

  1. Acquire experience in teaching at the university level.
  2. Earning money which helps to cover part of his/her tuition fees.
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