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diplomamsc M Chemische Wetenschappen
start1 september, 1 februari
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
We use our skills to manage cool reactions to seek answers to today's great challenges in sustainability, nanomaterials, and molecular life sciences. Both in education and in research, we are driven to understand and advance the molecular processes behind sustainable materials or new drugging strategies.

The Departement of Chemistry offers personal and laboratory-driven teaching in two interdisciplinary Master's programmes:

  • Nanomaterials Science: a two-year multidisciplinary Master's programme where you will explore how to make nanomaterials to find solutions for the transition to a sustainable society. It offers students a solid theoretical basis in the field of nanomaterials and develops the experimental skills needed to carry out high-level research. The combined talents and expertise of physics and chemists are very important for success in the science of condensed matter and nanomaterials, the focus of this program.
  • Sustainable and Circular Chemistry: a two- year multidisciplinary Master's programme where the core theme is an integrated combination of chemical reactions and processes that does no longer rely on fossil feedstocks, involves clean and resource-efficient production processes that yield materials that are safe and circular by design.


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In our programme, most of your time is devoted to carrying out research on your Master's research project. Most students choose to use 30 EC of their electives for one or two Internships outside Utrecht University (either in companies, research institutes, or universities abroad). The course work consist of lectures, tutorials and occasional small (group) projects which require two days on campus and a division of 50% contact hours and 50% self-study.


Since the programme aims to prepare students to pursue a PhD career, the majority of our students (75%) continue with a PhD after graduation. Once they have their PhD degree, some of them continue with an academic career, but the majority find excellent positions in R&D in a company or research institute (see below for examples). About 25% of our graduates enter the job market without a PhD title and can be found in various positions in companies, education or other institutions.


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1/2 Utrecht University
Sustainable Development
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
60% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Utrecht University
Nanomaterials Science
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
60% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Graduates of our programme can be found as:

  • Group leaders in large international companies such as Shell, Albemarle, DSM, Unilever, BASF, Bayer, Philips, etc.
  • Product specialists in small to medium sized companies and start-ups such as Protochips, LionVolt, E-Stone, Ioniqa and Evoqua
  • Researcher at research institutes related to sustainability such as RIVM, NIOZ and Rijkswaterstaat
  • Analyst or manager at banks or financial institutions
  • Research fellow at multinational research laboratories such as Amolf, DIFFER, Max-Planck Institute, FOM, Holst Centre, etc.
  • Teacher in secondary or higher education
  • Examiner at the European Patent Office

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