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Programme of B1

The Bachelor's programme comprises three years of 60 credits (ec). Each year is divided into four periods (quarters) of 15 ec.

In the first year most courses that are offered, provide the molecular basis for 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 ECs in the first year, you can not continue the programme (See the appropriate section on Binding Study Advice in this prospectus).

The first-year courses for each period are listed below, with the study load shown in parentheses (EC). The first year has a fully mandatory curriculum. The Chemistry and Molecular Life Sciences programmes in the first year overlap for 85%, the Science programme deviates a bit more.

Switching programmes?

You can use the first year to decide which aspects of molecular sciences are the most interesting for you and you can change programmes. It is best if you make your choice before the fourth quarter.

If you switch from MLS to Science after the first year, you need to take the courses NWI-MOL122 Chemical Analysis 2, NWI-MOL159 Linear Algebra for Science Students (or NWI-MOL132 Vector Calculus if you started before 2022), NWI-MOL133 Mechanics and NWI-MOL134 Electricity and Magnetism (or courses with corresponding content) elsewhere in your Bachelor's programme.

Switching from MLS to Chemistry requires that you take up the following courses in your Bachelor's programme: NWI-MOL122 Chemical Analysis 2, NWI-MOL136 Physical Concepts of Chemical Processes, and NWI-MOL126 Synthesis Lab 1b.

If you have finished the first year of Science and want to transfer to MLS, you need to take NWI-MOL139 Sustainable Chemistry and NWI-MOL128 Essentials of Biochemistry Lab or NWI-MOL129 Biochemistry Lab.

Switching from Chemistry to MLS is possible until the end of the first year without taking extra courses (i.e. the first year's programmes are mutually exchangeable).