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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Chemistry: Molecular Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Expand your knowledge and skills in chemistry


Want to learn how to use inexpensive organic materials to capture CO2? Discover whether carbon can form a fifth bond? Or develop new analytical methods to detect low levels of bioactive proteins in complex biological samples?

 

The Chemistry Master’s is a challenging programme for students with a solid Chemistry background who are eager to expand their knowledge and skills.

 

Chemistry is not an isolated discipline. It is a bridge between the two ends of the science spectrum: it connects biology (biomolecular chemistry) with physics, mathematics and computer sciences (physical-theoretical chemistry).

 

Chemistry in Amsterdam is a joint degree from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a student, you benefit from the expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.


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Chemistry: Molecular Sciences

Understanding how molecules function is one of the most important worldwide challenges in chemistry. Organic chemistry, biochemistry, organometallic chemistry and theoretical chemistry are the foundations for a fundamental understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and performance. This field offers society the molecules and materials we need for our health, transportation, energy, agriculture and communication.

 

The Molecular Sciences track of the Chemistry Master’s programme covers areas that traditionally are associated with organic and inorganic chemistry, catalysis, physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry.

 

You should choose this track if you are interested in using the molecule as the starting point for gaining fundamental insights about materials and chemical, biological and physical processes. In Molecular Sciences, you will move from understanding chemical and physical processes to predicting and controlling them. You will apply your knowledge and skills in areas of fundamental importance to society, such as energy, sustainability, health and materials sciences.

 

This track allows you to become an expert in designing new compounds with specific properties, often with the aid of computational methods, devising efficient methods for the synthesis of new compounds, developing clean and selective catalysts using the interaction of light and matter to observe and control chemical and physical processes, and developing and applying methods in computational and theoretical chemistry in research of structure, dynamics and function in atomic, (bio)molecular and multi-scale systems.

 

The programme is embedded in various leading national and international research institutes, such as the Amsterdam Institute of Molecular and Life Sciences at the VU, the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM, part of CECAM) and the LaserLab Amsterdam (part of LaserLab Europe). These collaborations provide you with direct access to a broad pool of experts in relevant fields of study.


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Chemistry: Molecular Sciences

With your Chemistry Master’s degree, you can pursue a PhD at chemistry institutes around the world, and then have a career in academia or industry. Industrial giants like Akzo Nobel and DSM are eager to hire chemists. Or start working at research institutes like TNO, KNMI and SRON. You can also find exciting roles at ICT companies, energy companies, investment banks or consultancy firms.

 

With the Science in Society major, you’ll likely find work in the chemical industry, with inspection services or consultancy firms, where there is an emphasis on management and/or policy aspects.

 

Science education is the foundation of innovations that improve our world. The shortage of certified science teachers and the fact that our economy is knowledge-based, means the Teaching major will make you highly valued both in and out of the classroom. You can contribute to improving science education as a teacher or in other academic positions. Practical and scientific knowledge of teaching methods and educational psychology can steer your career in many directions.

 

Students who opt for the Science Communication major often find work as public relations officers, science journalists or education officers at  publishing houses or museums.


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Chemistry: Molecular Sciences

I have a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU Bachelor's degree, VU pre-Master's programme or Bachelor's degree at another university)


The Master’s in Chemistry is open to students:  

  • with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry  
  • with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences  
  • with a Bachelor's degree from a relevant Dutch hbo programme


 

General language proficiency requirements 

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia or who have obtained an international Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma.

All students must first have an intake interview with the Master coordinator. Please contact the master coordinator of your specialisation (see below).


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Institution

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15110 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15110 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15110 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15110 EUR / year

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