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How can I make a novel antibiotics from functional organic compounds? Can I build an motor at the molecular level? Can I synthesize life-like artificial molecular systems? How can we make energy storage sustainable? You will encounter these questions and many more in the Master's degree programme in Chemistry at the University of Groningen.
The two-year programme is taught entirely in English and is embedded in an internationally-leading research environment. The programme offers a great deal of freedom in terms of topics and has a strong focus on research, with students spending 50% of their time in research labs. The research track in the programme offers several specializations with the possibility to design your own programme:Catalysis in Chemistry, Advanced Synthesis, Synthetic and Chemical Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry and Modelling, and Solid State materials and Sustainable energy.
› Science, Business and Policy
This profile emphasizes the societal aspects of Science. You will gain valuable research experience and learn to implement your chemical knowledge in companies and policy organisations.The Chemistry research project takes place in a research group within or across one of these specialisations. These groups are associated with three main research institutes that focus on




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 20,700


Application requirements

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or relevant field. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The Board of Admissions determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

The Admissions Office will advise the Board of Admissions on your application, after which the board will decide if you meet the admission requirements in terms of general level of previous education and specific background knowledge.

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BEFORE YOU APPLY The Chemistry master is selective. Selection will be based on academic performance and motivation to determine if you will be selected for the master's programme. After you have registered via (before May 1st) your application will be requested to pass on to the Board of Admissions of the programme. Make sure to visit 'MSc Application Procedure' at for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requi

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
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Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

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