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MScMolecular Sciences: Chemistry of Life

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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In this specialisation, you will focus on complex molecular systems in a biological context. You will learn how cells work from a chemist’s perspective and become an expert in the chemistry of all biologically relevant molecules. Next, you can start to use chemistry to probe and modify cellular function, work on new drug delivery methods, or get hands-on experience with single-cell technologies.

Master’s in Chemistry of Life: something for you?

- At Radboud University, all (bio)chemistry and chemical biology research groups work closely together, allowing you to tackle a wide range of exciting problems during your internship.
- A unique combination of top-level organic and biomolecular chemistry research groups at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Science (RIMLS), and the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS).
- You will work on projects that run ‘from molecule to man’, or in other words, from the fume cupboard to the patient.
- Teaching takes place in small groups and in a stimulating, personal setting.
- This Master’s programme is rated the best in its field (Keuzegids Master’s 2019).

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Chemistry of Life is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two-year). See the structure of the programme here.

Career opportunities

The Master’s students will develop a critical mind and a problem-solving attitude. Some of them will become the next generation of top scientists, all of them will have a job within a couple of months after graduation:

- 40% will become a PhD student at a university
- 60% will work at a research institute, in the (bio)chemical industry, or in one of our spin-off companies.
- A small proportion chooses for a job outside of the scientific world, for example as a policymaker at a governmental organisation.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States