Core courses within the MSc Chemistry programme (2019-20 and earlier)

Students in the Chemistry programme choose four courses out of the courses listed here for their research area (Chemical Biology or Energy & Sustainability). The choices can be limited by their prior education and should be made in consultation with their mentor, to ensure appropriate courses are taken to prepare for their major research project.

Detailed information about the content of each course can be found in the Prospectus (search by name). The schedule for each course can be found at the Schedule section on this website.

MSc Chemistry
Chemical Biology

Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
Cell Biology
Chemical Biology
Enzyme Dynamics: NMR Spectroscopy and Kinetics
Modern Organic Chemistry
Molecular Biology
Reactivity in Organic Chemistry
Supramolecular Chemistry

MSc Chemistry
Energy & Sustainability

Dynamics of Molecule-Surface Reactions
Electrochemistry and Bioelectrochemistry
Heterogeneous Catalysis
Modern Quantum Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis
Photosynthesis & Bioenergy
Quantum Reaction Dynamics


  • Courses that were taken in the BSc programmes cannot be taken again in the MSc programme. Instead, one of the other core courses can be taken.
  • Cell Biology and Molecular Biology cannot be chosen by students with a BSc degree in Life Science and Technology.
  • Dynamics of Molecule-Surface Reactions and Quantum Dynamics of Chemical Reactions are biennial courses (only given every second academic year).
  • Students in the education specialisation (EDU) are not limited to one research area, but are advised to choose a combination of courses from both research areas to obtain a broader knowledge of chemistry. They should discuss with their mentor which courses are necessary for their chosen research project.
  • Students are allowed to take more than four courses or courses from the other research area as electives.