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Study programme

The Master’s specialisation in Chemistry of Life has a course load of 120 EC* (two-year). The study programme focuses on the design and synthesis of complex molecular systems to address challenging problems in chemical and physical biology. This specialisation sits firmly at the interface between chemistry and biology and will give you a solid grounding in modern synthetic organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry and chemical biology, but also an insight into the latest fluorescence and scanning probe microscopy tools. The courses in the specialisation Chemistry of Life are strongly related to the research within two research institutes: The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) and the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS). 


  • Curriculum of Chemistry of Life

    The programme comprises of compulsory courses, supplemented by a set of specialisation electives. In addition, you’re allowed to follow a few courses at any faculty or university you want. The biggest part of your programme consists of your Master's internship(s), which includes practical work and report, as well as a literature thesis and, optionally, one or two courses relevant to the internship. 

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Study abroad

During your Master's programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV. Please see the Radboud International web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.