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When you've become an expert in, for example, designing new compounds with specific properties, developing clean and selective catalysts or using the interaction of light and matter to observe and control chemical and physical processes, you will have the possibility to pursue careers:

  • as PhD students at chemistry institutes around the world, progressing from there to careers in academia or industry
  • in research, within industry (e.g. Philips, ASML, Shell and DSM)
  • in research, within research institutes (e.g. TNO, KNMI and SRON)
  • as teachers, within high schools or universities
  • as (technical) policy officers, within (science-oriented) governmental and non-profit organisations
  • in business (e.g. ICT companies, energy companies, investment banks, consultancy firms)
  • as writers, for (science-oriented) media
  • as entrepreneurs

Alumni views

Read where this former student of Molecular Sciences ended up working after finishing the Master's programme:

My main aim after obtaining my Master's degree was to work for an organisation in a position where I could apply my technical knowledge and skills in a commercial environment. Eva Bontje, alumna Molecular Sciences Read about the career of alumna Eva

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Chemistry is 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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