Chemistry, 2017-2018

All students who complete the MSc Chemistry are admissible to a PhD programme.
The Master’s programme of Chemistry consists of the following specialisations:

Research in Chemistry

The research specialisation offers the student the opportunity to spend two full years on training and specialisation not only to become an independent and creative researcher, but also someone who can use their analytical skills to resolve challenges in their career in science or in society. The majority of the students with an MSc in Research in Chemistry will continue their career in a PhD position.

Chemistry and Education

The specialisation Chemistry and Education (EDU) prepares students for a career as chemistry (scheikunde) teacher qualified to teach in Dutch secondary education. Students who complete the specialisation Chemistry and Education are admissible to a PhD programme.

Chemistry and Science-Based Business

The specialisation Chemistry and Science Based Business (SBB) offers students the possibility to combine chemistry with knowledge, insights and skills in the area of Management, Business and Entrepreneurship.
Students are encouraged to broaden their horizon, to form an opinion on and prepare for a career in industry and to enhance competences for pursuing entrepreneurial business opportunities created in science and research.

Chemistry and Communication

The specialisation Chemistry and Science Communication and Society (SCS) offers students the possibility to combine chemistry and science communication. Students are prepared for a career in popularisation of science or for a career as a scientist with a communicating mind-set.

MSc schedule Chemistry and Life Science and Technology

The print ready version of the last studyguide (2017-2018) can be found here
MSc Chemistry Study Guide

Program Structure

MSc Chemistry

All master students must follow a basic theoretical training comprising of at least

  • Academic writing 2 EC
  • Science Methodology 4 EC
  • Core courses 24 EC in one of the two research areas of the institute
  • Research Training 30-60 EC

Additional training within the specialisations:

Research in Chemistry

  • Essay and Colloquium 6 EC
  • Research Training Projects 60-80 EC
  • Free Electives 26-6 EC

Chemistry and Business Studies

  • Research Training Projects 30-50 EC
  • Business Study Program 40 EC
  • Free Electives 20-0 EC

Chemistry and Science Communication and Society

  • Research Training Projects 30-50 EC
  • Science Communication and Society Program 40 EC
  • Free Electives 20-0 EC

Chemistry and Education

  • Research Training Projects 30 EC
  • Education Program 60 EC

The print ready version of the last studyguide (2017-2018) will be made available here
MSc Chemistry Study Guide

Compulsory courses (general)

  • Academic Writing 2 EC
  • Science Methodology 4 EC
  • Core courses Energy & Sustainability 24 EC or Core courses Chemical Biology 24 EC
  • Research Training 60 EC (Research in Chemistry) or 30 EC other specialisations

Core courses Research area Chemical Biology

The research area Chemical Biology offers eight core courses. Students select at least four core courses.

Core courses Research area Energy & Sustainability

The research area Energy & Sustainability offers nine core courses. Two courses are offered every second year. A student must choose four core courses.

Elective courses

  • Dependent on the chosen specialisation a number of elective courses can be selected from the MSc Chemistry and MSc Life Science and Technology programme.
  • For more information visit the programmes website
  • Students may chose core courses as elective courses.

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