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Chemistry (joint degree UvA/VU)

The Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides you with a highly qualified background of theory and practice in chemistry and sufficient specialisation in a specific field. It exposes you to research at the front line of this exciting, multifaceted discipline that forms the bridge between biology at one end of the spectrum, and physics and mathematics at the other. Globally, chemistry is acknowledged as playing a key role in social and economic progress. The Chemistry Master's programme can be done both in full-time and part-time.


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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Within the Master's programme Chemistry, every student can find an area suited to his or her individual talents and ambitions. There are several different tracks.

Pre-master's programme

For students with a Dutch HBO background we offer a special Pre-Master's Programme (Schakelprogramma, taught in Dutch) for all tracks. More information on this programme can be found at the track specific pages below.

Chemistry (joint degree UvA/VU)
Diploma MSc Chemistry
Type Regulier onderwijs
Vorm Voltijd, deeltijd
Studielast 120 EC, 24 maanden
Voertaal Engels
Start Februari, september
CROHO-code 65012