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Chemistry: Analytical Sciences (track)


In the two-year track Analytical Sciences of the Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will focus purely on aspects of analytical chemistry, such as modern analytical techniques, general concepts and strategies for analysis and various application fields.

Introduction video
What is this programme about?

Students and lecturers from Analytical Sciences will tell you what you can expect from this track and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

Discover the Master's programme & tracks

The Master's programme Chemistry offers specialisations in three tracks. Analytical Sciences is one of them. The other two tracks are: 

The study programme

This Master's track is unique in the Netherlands and focuses on all aspects of chemical analysis. A large range of modern analytical techniques will be discussed. Moreover the programme covers general concepts and strategies for analysis. Analytical Sciences is a specialisation for which there is currently a great demand on the labour market.

Unique fully-focused analytical chemistry Master's programme in the Netherlands

A balanced curriculum between fundamental analytical chemistry and its real-life applications

Teaching and research built on the long-standing tradition of analytical chemistry excellence in Amsterdam

After graduation

Graduates of the Master's programme in Chemistry have had an excellent research training that allows them to pursue their PhD at chemistry institutes around the world. But they can also pursue a career in a different work field. It's a specialisation for which there is currently a great demand on the labour market.

Is Analytical Sciences for me?

It is, if you:

  • have a solid background in chemistry;
  • are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in the area of analytical chemistry;
  • want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Analytical Sciences is a track in the Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Chemistry student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Chemistry
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February, September
CROHO code 65012
Location Science Park