Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #67 (WUR) ,
Chemistry is the central science enabling a healthy future in a sustainable society. During this master's programme you will learn to take a fundamental approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems in human health and environmental issues.

About

Specialisations

  • Research in Chemistry (MSc)
  • Chemistry and Education (MSc)
  • Chemistry and Science Communication and Society (MSc)
  • Chemistry and Business Studies (MSc)
What does this master’s programme entail?

The aim of this two-year programme is to train you as an independent scientist and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance your career. The master’s programme in Chemistry offers you access to cutting edge research. The research is concentrated in two major research areas:

  • Chemical Biology: within this research area you will study fundamental biological and biomedical problems to understand physiological processes at the molecular level and to gather more knowledge on human health and illnesses.
  • Energy & Sustainability: within this research area you will focus on the development of new sources of sustainable energy and the use of storage of energy. For example you will be working on the development of a new generation of catalysts for the production of solar fuels.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

  • Research in Chemistry: you follow a two-year programme in one of the research areas to become an independent and creative scientist.
  • Chemistry and Education (taught partly in Dutch): prepare yourself for a career in teaching chemistry.
  • Chemistry and Science Communication and Society: combine training in Chemistry with courses in different aspects of science communication, such as journalism.
  • Chemistry and Science Based Business: combine training in Chemistry with components in business and entrepreneurship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A BSc degree Molecular Science and Technology (MST) from Leiden Univeristy or TU Delft.
    • Students with a BSc degree in Chemistry, or in a field related to Chemistry, at a different (international) University or HBO Hogeschool, can apply for admission. The Board of Admissions judges each application on the basis of the content of the BSc curriculum and on the grades obtained previously. In general, only students with an outstanding track record and an outstanding research internship will be admitted.
    • As a guideline, HBO students should have obtained their BSc degree within four years with an average final grade of at least 7.5 and a research internship grade of at least 8.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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