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Chemistry: Chemistry of Life


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In the two-year track Chemistry of Life of the Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will focus on aspects of chemistry related to living systems, such as the role of enzymes in organic chemistry, biomolecular simulations, and biotechnological approaches in industry.

This Master's track integrates the study of chemistry and biology, but at its core is still chemistry-focused. Courses cover how chemical knowledge can enrich biological studies, how biological techniques can be used in the production of molecules, and how biomolecules can be better understood with a firm chemical foundation. Integration of chemical and biological/biochemical knowledge is a highly sought after combination for which there is currently a great demand in the labour market.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Chemistry of Life is a track in the Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Chemistry student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 15,580

€ 14,280


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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 15,580
€ 14,280
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 1 Jul '23 1 Feb '23


University of Amsterdam

Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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