Chemistry

Radboud Universiteit

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Diving into the synthesis and functioning of molecules in a pioneering and multidisciplinary environment.

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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66857
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee
As a Chemistry student in Nijmegen, you'll be trained to design and carry out chemical experiments that will enhance our knowledge of materials at the molecular level. Topics range from solid state molecular chemistry to spectroscopy and to chemical biology, depending on the specialisation you choose.

The Master's in Chemistry is inseparably linked to the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM). Unlike most other institutes, IMM combines the fields of chemistry, biology and physics to examine the properties of molecules. This interdisciplinary approach results in cutting-edge research: think of nanocapsules for targeted drug transport, liquid crystals for flexible displays or NMR and laser experiments showing exact 3D molecular structures. In your Master's, you'll take part in one of the IMM research groups, under the personal guidance of a top-level researcher.

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

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We have a multidisciplinary approach: you can not only specialise in chemistry, but also in biochemisty, physical chemistry, or materials science.
  • You'll spend at least one year on research, and thus get an extensive experience in scientific methods.
  • With a 24 EC elective programme – containing choice courses and/or an extra (external) internship – you can fit the programme to your future career.
  • Radboud University hosts multiple state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the NMR facility, FELIX laser laboratory and the Nanolab.
  • On average, chemistry students find a job within three months after graduating. A majority of these jobs are PhD positions at universities in the Netherlands and abroad.


Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Chemistry of Life

This Master's specialisation uses chemistry to understand life at the molecular level and interact with it.

In this specialisation, you'll focus on complex molecular systems in a biological context. The first step is to understand how cells work: which processes are essential to the functioning of a cell? Which proteins are involved? And what is the relation between their structure and functioning? Next, you can start to modify the working of the cell, addressing challenging problems, such as wound healing and drug delivery.

With this comprehensive theoretical basis in chemical biology and hands-on experience in a lab, you'll make an excellent candidate for an academic career. If you fancy a job outside of academia, you can also apply your background in a pharmaceutical company, or any other health oriented institution. We encourage you to explore your dream job during a second internship, which is a perfect stepping stone to your future career.

specialisatie Molecular Chemistry

This Master's specialisation offers a thorough programme in the heart of chemistry, covering all stages from molecule design to application.

Molecular chemistry is a creative science, where chemists synthesize molecules with new biological or physical properties to address scientific or societal challenges. Think of new catalytic conversions, lead compounds for future medicines or the next generation of conducting polymers. Working with chemical structures the possibilities are endless: in principle, every molecule can be made. The challenge is to adapt the 3D-structure to the desired properties and design an efficient synthesis method.

The specialisation in Molecular Chemistry is closely connected to the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), which hosts world-class research groups and a state-of-the-art research infrastructure. In your internships, you can conduct independent research at IMM, under personal guidance of a researcher. Not seldom this leads to a scientific publication with you as a co-author.

specialisatie Physical Chemistry

Learning how to make discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of the fundamental behaviour of molecules and materials.

Most chemical research involves synthesising and characterising new molecules. So basically, a trial and error system. This specialisation goes one step further: it aims at fundamentally unravelling the properties of molecules and materials. How do pharmaceutical molecules arrange in different forms and how does this affect their efficiency as a drug? And in what way does the molecular structure of a polymer influence the mechanical strength of plastics? We try to find the answers by developing theory and applying physical set-ups for advanced spectroscopic experiments, such as high magnetic fields, free-electron lasers and nuclear magnetic resonance.

Studying at the interface between physics and chemistry means collaborating and communicating with people from different scientific backgrounds. Moreover, you'll be trained to work with large-scale facilities and complex devices. These qualities will be useful in both research and company environments. Jobs are plentiful, as almost all industrial processes involve physical chemistry.

specialisatie Science in Society

Equipping you with the tools and skills to become a professional intermediary between science and society whilst getting a broader societal perspective that will be useful in a scientific career.

Science and technology clearly have a profound influence on society, but the reverse is also true: society significantly shapes the ways in which science and technology evolve. Economic interests, public opinion and policy shifts are decisive for the shaping of science and technology. However, experience has shown that scientists on the one hand and the general public, government and businesses on the other aren't always able to clearly understand one another. That is why experts with a background in science and an understanding of social processes are indispensable.

This specialisation will therefore teach you how to build a bridge between scientific expertise and societal practices. You'll become a biologist, chemist, mathematician, etc. that reflects on the implications of scientific results and advises on how to turn this knowledge into practical use for policymaking or communication purposes. This reflection will not just be scientific; you'll also learn how to detect the philosophical, political and ethical side of issues. You'll make scientists familiar with social perceptions as much as you'll be advising governments and businesses or informing the general public.

specialisatie Science, Management and Innovation

This specialisation will teach you how innovation is managed in company strategies, how government designs policy and how that interacts with societal challenges.

Both the public sector and businesses struggle with the question of how to address sustainability, health, energy and IT security issues. Many of the challenges that society faces are rooted in the natural or computer sciences but have strong links to other disciplines. Solutions require scientists with an additional understanding of the societal aspects of these problems, and the ability to speak the language of and work with all possible stakeholders like scientists, civil servants and politicians.

The Master's specialisation in Science, Management and Innovation will therefore take you out of the lab and place you right in the heart of society. After the first year in which you broaden your knowledge in your scientific field, you'll learn the skills you can use to make a direct contribution to society. This contribution can range from the creation of policies that tackle social issues to project development or market research.

The combination of expertise – science, policy and business – is highly sought after and will prepare you for a dynamic career in business, a job in the public sector or in the a social (research) organisation.

specialisatie Science and Education

Een master met vakinhoudelijke én didactische verdieping, waarna je direct aan de slag kunt als eerstegraads docent.

Passie voor je vak, kennis delen, presenteren, leiding geven en interesse voor didactiek. Bij die drijfveren sluit de masterspecialisatie Science and Education perfect aan. In deze tweejarige masterspecialisatie behaal je én je Master of Science-titel én je eerstegraads lesbevoegdheid, zodat je docent Wiskunde, Biologie, Natuurkunde of Scheikunde kunt worden – afhankelijk van jouw studierichting. Na afronding kun je lesgeven in de onder- en bovenbouw van het vmbo, de havo, het vwo en in het volwassenenonderwijs.

De masterspecialisatie Science and Education is een samenwerking tussen de Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica en de Radboud Docenten Academie. In het eerste jaar van je master volg je inhoudelijke curussen van je master en doe je een onderzoeksstage. Het tweede jaar is helemaal gericht op (leren) lesgeven. Je brengt de helft van de tijd door op een stageplaats, voor de klas, en de andere helft op de universiteit. Je koppelt praktijkervaringen aan de theorie en vice versa. Overigens kun je ook ná het volgen van een bèta-master, altijd nog de eenjarige post-master tot docent doen.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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objectives
The programme depends on the specialisation you choose to follow.
study abroad
You can choose to perform your elective courses or internship(s) abroad. There are for example close contacts with the Max Planck Institute in Germany. For other possibilities, you can always contact a lecturer or the student advisor.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Non-EU/EEA applicants: before 1 March if they wish to be considered for a scholarship. If not: the deadline is 1 April. Applicants will receive a service package that consists of assistance with accommodation and support with the visa and residence permit process.
EU-EEA applicants: 1 May if they wish to receive assistance with accommodation. Your application will still be considered until 1 July but please note you may not be offered accommodation assistance.
Students with a Dutch university Bachelor's degree: before 1 September (for the September intake).
In most cases, if you require an admission statement, please request this from the Admission Office no later than 1 July (for the September intake).

Dutch students can apply via www.studielink.nl and international students can apply via www.ru.nl/masters/application.

After admittance to the Master's programme in Chemistry, you can enrol for the specialisation of your choice.


toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
In order to get admission to this Master's programme, you'll need a completed Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields of science: Chemistry, Chemical Technology, or an equivalent chemistry-related programme.
The Admission Office will consider whether or not students have met the requirements that apply for admission to the Master's programme of their choice.

estimated monthly costs

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315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

103 studenten volgen deze opleiding
27% daarvan is vrouw
4 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
25% daarvan is vrouw
20442 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
25% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/11 Radboud Universiteit
Physical Chemistry
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
25% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/11 Radboud Universiteit
Molecular Chemistry
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
25% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/11 Radboud Universiteit
Chemistry of Life
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
25% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/11 Universiteit Leiden
Chemistry and Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/11 Universiteit Leiden
Chemistry and Education
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
7/11 Universiteit Leiden
Chemistry and Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/11 Universiteit Leiden
Chemistry
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/11 Universiteit Leiden
Research in Chemistry
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/11 RUG
Chemistry
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/11 Amsterdam VU
Chemistry
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel4.04.1
inhoud3.94.0
docenten3.84.0
studiefaciliteiten4.13.6
studielast3.33.6
studiebegeleiding3.73.4
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Chemistry aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 37 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

This Master's programme is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university, at an institute or at a company. However, many of our students also end up in business or government positions. As the Master's in Chemistry contains a free elective programme, you'll get the possibility to gain expertise in your specific field of interest. You'll have the required practical experience, but you'll also already know your talents and ambitions.

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Contact

Admission Office

For general questions and questions on the admission procedure for international students

E: admissionoffice@ru.nl
T: +31 24 362 34 56
Wilma Philipse

Student advisor; for programme-related questions

E: chemistry@ru.nl
T: +31 24 365 31 73
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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