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Here's why you want to study Molecular Sciences in Amsterdam


Encompasses all fundamental areas including organic and inorganic chemistry, catalysis, physical chemistry, and theoretical chemistry.

Custom-designed curriculum

Custom-design the curriculum and select from numerous fundamental and specialised courses offered by internationally recognised experts.

From atoms to molecular design and engineering

Deep-dive into fundamental topics, that allows to rationally design compound with specific properties, understand reaction mechanisms, and observe and understand interaction of light with matter.

In-depth specialisation

In a specific area like Molecular Design, Synthesis, Catalysis, Spectroscopy or Theory and Modelling.

Molecular Sciences will suit you, if you...

  1. Have a solid background in the core disciplines of chemistry.
  2. Are interested in using the molecule as the starting point for gaining fundamental insights about materials and chemical, biological and physical processes.
  3. Want to move from understanding chemical and physical processes, to predicting and controlling them.
  4. Are eager to apply your knowledge and skills in areas of fundamental importance to society such as energy, sustainability, health and materials sciences.
  5. Want the benefits of a small-scale programme in which students and staff are in close contact.

Track list

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Molecular 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
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code
UvA Science Park and VU Campus