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Physical Chemistry


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The Master's specialisation Physical Chemistry aims at fundamentally unravelling the properties of molecules and materials, trying to find answers by developing theory and applying physical set-ups.

Most chemical research involves synthesis and characterisation of new molecules. Basically, a trial and error approach. This specialisation goes one step further: it aims to fundamentally unravel the properties of molecules and materials. We try to find answers by developing theory and applying physical set-ups for advanced spectroscopic experiments, involving high magnetic fields, free-electron lasers, scanning probe microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance, etc.

You will get an in-depth understanding of the fundamental behaviour of molecules and materials aiming to discover novel functionalities. Thanks to the many research facilities located on the Radboud campus, you’ll be able to perform advanced spectroscopic experiments on site. Besides experimental work it is possible to focus on the theoretical aspects of the research. You can follow your personal interests; work on bio(mimetic) molecules whereas others might prefer energy materials. It’s also possible to specialise in the development of new spectroscopic methods.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

In order to get admission to this Master's programme, you'll need a completed Bachelor's degree from a Dutch Research University or University College in one of the following fields of science: Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Science (from Radboud University), or a related programme in Molecular Sciences. In case of other pre-education, students must have passed preliminary examinations containing the subject matter in the admission criteria on the website (or equivalent literature).

Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the majority of the following subject matter: Chemical Analysis (3 credits), Organic Chemistry (6 credits), Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits), Physical Chemistry/Thermodynamics (6 credits), Biochemistry (3 credits), Quantum Mechanics/Chemical Bonding (9 credits), Spectroscopy (6 credits), Solid State Physics (6 credits), Mathematics (6 credits), Physics (6 credits), Experimental skills, at least 12 credits of practical courses on Anal

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jul '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 1 Jul '25 1 Apr '25


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StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.


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