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Study programme

Molecular Chemistry lies at the heart of chemistry, where chemists synthesize molecules with new biological or physical properties to address scientific or societal challenges. Think of new catalytic conversions, lead compounds for future medicines or the next generation of conducting polymers. The specialisation Molecular Chemistry 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 characterization of unprecedented functional molecular structures. You will do an internship within that research institute, but you can also go abroad, or to industry for one of your internships. The Master's specialisation has a course load of 120 EC (two years).



  • Curriculum of Molecular Chemistry

    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.