As a student in the MSc Chemistry programme offered by the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) you will focus your studies on one of the two main research areas of the LIC. Students in the research area Chemical Biology will study fundamental biological and biomedical problems to understand physiological processes at the molecular level. Students in the research area Energy & Sustainability will focus on the development of new sources of sustainable energy and the use of storage of energy or the development of new catalysts. The programme offers four specialisations (research, business studies, communication and education) and gives you a great deal of freedom in composing your tailored study programme.
The programme is open for students with an internationally recognized bachelor's degree in chemistry or a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry. If you are interested in fundamental chemistry and applied research and you are looking for a programme with ample of opportunities to assemble your own study path, our Chemistry programme is the right choice. You will be trained for a career in research within or outside academia. You can also choose a specialisation in which you combine one year of Chemistry research with one year of training in business, communication or education.