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Programme of Physical Chemistry

Please note that this master's programme is no longer available for new students. New master's students can start this specialization in the masters programme of Molecular Sciences, please see the relevant course guide.

Students in the master Science should graduate August 31 2023 at the latest. Make sure to consult your student advisor.


For the Master's of Science in Science the complete 120 EC programme of the Physical Chemistry specialisation consists of:

A. compulsory specialisation courses: 15 EC

B. Research internships: 89 EC

You need to do two internships with a multidisciplinary character. The internships should focus on different disciplines. One of the internships should be related to your specialisation. This internship can be 59 EC or 45 EC.

The specialisation-related internship includes:

  • NWI-MOL501A: practical work, master thesis, presentation (33-53 EC).
  • NWI-MOL601: a literature thesis (6 EC). The thesis should be related to the specialisation, but on a different topic than the internship.
  • Optional specialisation courses relevant to the internship (maximum 6 EC).

The second internship should be in another discipline and can be 30 EC or 44 EC. This internship contains:

  • NWI-MOL502A: practical work, master thesis, presentation (24-44 EC).
  • Optional courses relevant to the internship (maximum 6 EC).

C. NWI-MOL412 Career orientation: 1 EC
D. Scientific Master's electives: 6 EC
 To be approved by the Examination Board. Courses offered at the Faculty of Science are automatically approved.
E. Free electives: 6 EC
F. Philosophy course: 3 EC.