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MScMolecular Sciences: Molecular Chemistry

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

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- 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)

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Molecular Chemistry is a creative science, where chemists synthesize molecules with new biological or physical properties to address scientific or societal challenges. Think of new catalytic conversions, lead compounds for future medicines or the next generation of conducting polymers. Working with chemical structures the possibilities are endless: in principle, every molecule can be made. The challenge is to adapt the 3D-structure to the desired properties and design an efficient synthesis method.

Master’s in Molecular Chemistry: something for you?

- Molecular Chemistry is closely connected to the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), which hosts world-class research groups and state-of-the-art research facilities.
- Among the teaching staff are one Spinoza Prize winner, two ERC advanced grant and two ERC starting grant winners.
- Close contact with top research groups elsewhere in the world, which makes it possible to do your internship at for example Oxford, Princeton or Berkeley University.
- 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 Molecular Chemistry 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

Approximately 40% of the graduates take up a PhD position, either in Nijmegen or elsewhere in the world. The research institutes, in particular the Institute for Molecules and Materials, have vacancies for PhD projects every year. The Molecular Chemistry graduates also find work as researchers, marketeers and managers in the chemical industry, or in one of the spin-off companies. A small proportion will not work in science, but for instance as a policymaker at a governmental organisation such as NWO or STW.

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