Research course

Chemistry

Institution
Radboud University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Please find all the relevant information about admission requirements on our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Interdisciplinary approach

Our Chemistry Master's programme provides you with an exceptional toolbox for your future. The programme is closely associated with the research Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM). Its mission is to fundamentally understand, design and control the functioning of molecules and materials. The institute is a centre of excellence that trains the next generation of leaders in science and entrepreneurship. Research in the IMM ranges from condensed matter science to chemical biology, and builds on novel theoretical, synthetic and spectroscopic methods. Our goal is to explore new roads proceeding from synthesis and growth to design and architecture of molecular constructs and materials with specific, desired properties. The cooperation of chemists and physicists, and increasingly biologists, in one research institute is unique worldwide. It is the secret of IMM's success and its many scientific breakthroughs.

Specialisations of Chemistry

  • Molecular Chemistry
    Molecular chemistry is a creative science, where chemists synthesise molecules with new biological or physical properties to address scientific or societal challenges. Think of new catalytic conversions, lead compounds for future medicines or the next generation of conducting polymers.
  • Chemistry for Life
    In this specialisation, you’ll learn how to use organic chemistry in order to understand life at the molecular level and interact with it. This involves the design and synthesis of complex molecular systems, addressing challenging problems, such as wound healing and drug delivery.
  • Physical Chemistry
    Physical chemistry goes beyond synthesising and characterising new molecules: it aims at fundamentally unravelling the properties of molecules and materials. We do that by applying physical set-ups, like high magnetic fields, free-electron lasers and nuclear magnetic resonance.
  • Science in Society
    This specialisation will equip you with the tools and skills to become a professional intermediary between science and society. You’ll learn to analyse (governmental) science communication and connect scientific knowledge with divergent perspectives and interests of various stakeholders.
  • Science, Management and Innovation
    This specialisation will teach you what is happening in the world of business and public administration, how innovation is managed in company strategies, how government designs policy and how that interacts with societal challenges.

Quality label

For the third time in a row, this programme was rated number one in the category Chemistry in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes).

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admission Office
Email
admissionoffice@ru.nl