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General guide to the Bachelor's degree

The Bachelor's programme is comprised of three years of 60 European Credits (EC). Each year is divided into four periods (quarters) of 15 EC of courses.

First year

First-year courses lay the foundation in knowledge and skills for all areas of the Bachelor's programme. The first year, however, also serves as a filter: if you are able to pass all first-year courses, you should be able to handle the rest of the programme as well. If you fail to pass a minimum amount of  EC's of the 60 EC in the first year, you cannot continue the programme (See the appropriate section on Binding Study Advice in this prospectus).

Second and third year

During the second year you will complete the core curriculum of the Bachelor's programme in Chemistry. This means that the second year programme is mostly fixed. See the the appropriate section of this prospectus for more details. 
The third year is largely made up of electives. You select certain courses so you can specialize in a particular field of chemistry. You finish the Bachelor's programme with a research internship. For more details, see appropriate section.

Within the second and third year you also take some general skills courses that are available several times a year:

  • Writing Skills
  • Philosophy

Throughout the entire bachelors programme you follow elements of the course on Academic Skills. The programme is concluded with a 12 EC research internship.

Electives: There is a list of priority electives. You must take at least 15-18 EC from this list. If you include a minor in your programme, at least half of your other electives must be a priority elective.

New curriculum

In 2019-2020 we started with a revised curriculum. This means that in 2020-2021 the new second year will be in place, followed by the third year in 2021.

For all courses that are no longer taught a final examination will be available.