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Here's why you want to study Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA and VU

Interdisciplinary programma

Unique experience of interdisciplinary courses that combine scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations.

Student-centered learning

Tailor-design the curriculum to suite your personal development needs and choose to study topics that will equip you with the skills to tackle emerging developments in the science and business field.

Solving future problems

Provides knowledge in chemistry for solving future problems.

Joint degree UvA and VU

You benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

Science for Energy and Sustainability will suit you, if you...

  1. Are interested in sustainable chemistry and catalysis.
  2. Want to become (more) aware of the scientific, technological and societal challenges for our future.
  3. Want to learn how to advance renewable energy resources, promote sustainable development, and use resources more efficiently.
  4. wWant to study the development of technological solutions to global energy and sustainability problems, as well as the societal context of global developments in this field.
  5. want to pursue a career that focuses on developing sustainable solutions to our current pressing global situation with regard to energy, climate and sustainability.

Track list

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Science for Energy and Sustainability 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: Science for Energy and Sustainability
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