Chemistry

SubjectChemistry, Science

LevelPostgraduate

Type of DegreeMSc

CostEUR 2,060 2018/2019

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General information

The department offers a Master’s degree programme for students who already have a solid background in chemistry, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience in one of the following fields of chemistry: Molecular Science, Chemical Physics and Polymer Science. The Molecular Science specialization develops the understanding of molecular aspects and applies this understanding to the fields of nanotechnology, supramolecular chemistry, synthetic chemistry, catalysis and the chemistry of life sciences. Chemical Physics studies the physical and chemical properties of atoms, molecules and condensed matter by means of experimental techniques and theoretical methods. Within the fields of Chemical Physics, you can choose between theoretical chemistry and solid state chemistry. Polymer Science helps you gain a deeper understanding of the physical and chemical structure and properties of polymers, and focuses on the development of thin films and surfaces and biomaterials.

Career prospects

This degree programme in Chemistry is primarily meant for students who want to become researchers. Some graduates will, after obtaining their Master’s degree, continue with a PhD project, either in Groningen or elsewhere. Some find jobs all over Europe in major companies, including DSM, Akzo Nobel, Corus or Philips. Nevertheless, many chemists who are trained as researchers find jobs that are less research-oriented. This is because the programme also pays attention to communication skills, teamwork, presentation techniques and IT skills. During their training as researchers in chemistry, students develop general competences that make them highly versatile and widely employable. In practice chemistry graduates can be found in consulting agencies, commercial functions, product research and development, product management or teaching.

Admission requirements

Admission occurs on an individual basis, by the Admissions Board of the Department of Chemistry and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry.

 

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