Global overview of the MSc Chemistry and Life Science & Technology programmes

The master’s programmes Chemistry and LST each offer four specialisations. The two-year programme consists of 120 EC. The table below gives an overview of the division of EC points between the different components of the programme.

  Research EDU SCS BS
Research training 60 30/40 30 30
Academic skills 6 6 6 6
Core courses 24 24 24 24
Elective courses 24 0/20 20 20
Specialisation-specific components 6 60/30 40 40
Total 120 120 120 120

The four specialisations are:

  • Research: work in one of the research themes to become an independent and creative scientist.
  • Education (taught partly in Dutch): prepare for a career in teaching secondary education.
  • Science Communication and Society (taught partly in Dutch): combine research with programmes in different aspects of science communication, such as journalism.
  • Business Studies: combine training in chemistry or life science with learning about business and entrepreneurship.

Each specialisation consists of five components:

  • Research training
  • Academic skills: all students follow two courses on academic skills: Academic Writing (AWR) (2 EC) and Science Methodology (SCM) (4 EC).
  • Core courses for Chemistry or LST
  • Electives
  • Specialisation-specific components (see the four specialisations above for details)
  • In addition: all MSc students follow the co-curricular component WORK.