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MScMolecular Sciences: Physical 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)

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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Most chemical research involves the synthesis and characterisation of new molecules. Basically, a trial and error approach. This specialisation goes one step further: it aims at fundamentally unraveling the properties of molecules and materials. The students from this specialisation try to find answers by developing theory and applying physical set-ups for advanced spectroscopic experiments, involving high magnetic fields, free-electron lasers, scanning probe microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance, etc…

Master’s in Physical Chemistry: something for you?

- Radboud University hosts a large number of advanced spectroscopic facilities.
- You’ll get the chance to work with scientific equipment that is unique in Europe and sometimes even cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
- All Chemistry and Materials Science oriented Physics departments are combined in the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM). Therefore, collaborating is second nature to us.
- Multiple collaborations with companies ranging from multinationals (Nouryon, DSM, Shell, Teijin, Unilever) to start-ups, where Master’s students can perform internships.
- You’ll meet a diverse group of researchers in a personal setting: a good starting point for your future network.
- This Master’s programme is rated the best in its field (Keuzegids Master’s 2019).
- You can now study the new synergy track Computational and Data Science.

Programme structure

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

Career opportunities

Graduates have found jobs at:

- ETH Zurich
- UC Berkeley
- AkzoNobel
- Shell
- Unilever
- Various spin-off companies, like Noviotech and Spinnovation

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