Biomolecular Chemistry RIMLS researcher

Master's specialisationMolecular Chemistry

Molecular Chemistry is a creative science, which involves the synthesis of molecules with new biological or physical properties in order to meet scientific or societal challenges. The possibilities are endless!

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  • Molecular Chemistry is closely connected to the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), which hosts world-class research groups and state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • Among the teaching staff are one Spinoza Prize winner, two ERC advanced grant and two ERC starting grant winners.
  • We have close contact with top research groups elsewhere in the world, which makes it possible to do your internship at for example Oxford, Princeton or Berkeley University.
  • Teaching takes place in small groups and in a stimulating, personal setting.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

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I particularly like, that the programme offers a lot of space for internships.
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What will you learn

The specialisation in Molecular Chemistry is a thorough programme at the heart of chemistry, covering all stages from molecule design to application. The specialisation offers education in connection with top-level research in the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), enabling you to develop in-depth knowledge of the design, synthesis and characterisation of unprecedented functional molecular structures. In your internships, you can conduct independent research, under personal guidance of a researcher. Not seldom this leads to a scientific publication with you as a co-author.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

With this specialisation you’ll make an excellent researcher; approximately 40% percent of our graduates take up a PhD position, either in Nijmegen or elsewhere in the world. Our research institutes, in particular the Institute for Molecules and Materials, have vacancies for PhD projects every year. The Molecular Chemistry graduates also find work as researchers, marketeers and managers in the chemical industry, or in one of our spin-off companies. A small proportion will not work in science, but for instance as a policymaker at a governmental organisation such as NWO or STW.

Career prospects


The unique research facilities that Radboud University has to offer are coupled with the top level research within the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM). The research groups at IMM cover the full width of molecular chemistry research: you can study chiral crystallisation phenomena, molecules that specifically target tumor tissue in the body, polymeric nanocapsules that can be used to carry out multiple reactions in a single flask, to mention a few topics.

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.