Chemistry: Chemistry and Science Communication and Society

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
The Chemistry and Science Communication and Society master's specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society.

Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in chemistry with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong chemistry background, or a researcher with a communicating mindset.

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Want to combine high quality chemistry research with professional science communication? Then, this master's specialisation is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or a researcher with a communicating mindset.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMSc Chemistry
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66857
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Why study Chemistry and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University?
  • The specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Chemistry, followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field of science communication.
  • You can tailor your Chemistry programme based on your ambitions and interests.
  • You will get hands-on experience during a science communication research or practical internship within a relevant organization.

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Studieprogramma

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Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
colloquium, lecture, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, project, working group, self study
instruction modes
At the start of the programme you will choose a personal mentor in a research group related to the selected research area. The mentor will be your personal coach during the complete master's programme. You will also use a digital Master planner to schedule your studies. The schedule will be monitored by your mentor and the study coordinator. During your programme you will become a member of one of the research groups at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) and receive the necessary guidance.
objectives
The SCS courses train you in practical and theoretical aspects of science communication. Internships help you decide whether you want to choose a career in science communication or Chemistry research or a combination.
The entire MSc programme in combination with the Science Communication and Society (SCS) specialisation consists of two components:

  • Chemistry component (60 – 80 EC)
  • Science Communication and Society component (40 – 60 EC)

Preferably, you follow the Chemistry component during the first year of the programme and the Science Communication and Society component during the second year.

study abroad
The Chemistry master offers you many opportunities to create your own programme. You will have the possibility to carry out an internship abroad at another university or company or follow courses abroad.
honours-/excellence program



Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/chemistry/chemistry-and-science-communication-and-society/admission-and-application/application-procedure
toelatingseisen

taaltoets

vooropleiding
a BSc degree in Chemistry, or in a field related to Chemistry

reference letter

motivatiebrief

inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1218totale 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

? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Chemisch Dispuut Leiden


Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Noteborn
Testimoinal Prof. Noteborn

“In Leiden we introduce small peaces of DNA in bacteria and in human cells.”

“May 20, 2010, U.S. Scientist Craig Venter announced his team succeed in producing bacterial DNA in their laboratory and introducing this DNA into a bacteria whose own DNA had been removed.

With the aid of the synthetic DNA the scientists were able to revive a bacteria that had nearly died and get it to breed an bacteria colony. You can compare this to a computer. When you take out a software pack and replace it with a new one, the computer will retain new characteristics and start working again...
The synthetic DNA resembled the original DNA of the bacteria. Does this make the discovery less important? No. Creating such a large bacterial genome in a laboratory still is a large technological challenge. Have these US scientists created new life? No, absolutely not. The scientists used a natural mechanism. This discovery may be used for a great number of applications: advancements in the production of proteins used to produce medications, combating oil pollution more effectively and improved methods for capturing CO2.

It's not surprising that the entire would wanted to know more about this discovery. Friday the 21 of May reporters from the RTL4 asked me to explain about this new discovery in their seven thirty news bulletin, and they also asked whether it would be possible to film the interview in our brand new Cell Observatory. A large number of scientists of the LIC and other institutes at Leiden University have been introducing smaller DNA pieces into bacteria and human cells, similar to what to Craig Venter did, but much more small scale in terms of the size of the DNA involved. By doing this we are for example trying to find out which DNA particles deter the development of growing cancer cells. My colleague Dr Claude Barckendorf and a number of students Life Sience and Technology were working on these experiments on May 21st.”


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/11 Universiteit Leiden
Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/11 Universiteit Leiden
Chemistry
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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38% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
3/11 Universiteit Leiden
Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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4/11 Universiteit Leiden
Research in
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5/11 Universiteit Leiden
Education
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
6/11 Rijksuniversiteit
Chemistry
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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100% Engelstalig
7/11 Radboud Universiteit
Chemistry for Life
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
8/11 Radboud Universiteit
Molecular Chemistry
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
9/11 Radboud Universiteit
Physical Chemistry
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
10/11 Radboud Universiteit
Chemistry
star Elsevier
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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100% Engelstalig
11/11 Amsterdam VU
Chemistry
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.94.1
inhoud3.93.9
docenten3.94.0
studiefaciliteiten3.23.6
studielast3.73.6
studiebegeleiding3.12.7

Studentoordelen

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 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Chemistry: Chemistry and Science Communication and Society aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 45 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation you have a lot of opportunities: the field of science communication is very broad. You can also aim for a career in industry or research.
The Master of Science programme guarantees thorough research training founded on a sound theoretical basis. After graduating you have excellent knowledge of fundamental Chemistry and highly developed research skills. Moreover you have obtained the skills and knowledge to apply your Chemistry background to SCS careers. Some examples of career at the interface of science and public affairs are: science writer, science policymaker, public relations officer or research scientist with particular communication skills.

After completing the Chemistry master's programme you will have a broad array of career prospects. All students with a Master of Science in Chemistry are admissible to a PhD programme. If you have the desire to apply your knowledge of chemistry outside the university, there are good job possibilities in Research & Development departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Many students eventually attain higher management positions.

current job market

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Contact

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E: studielijn@leidenuniv.nl
T: +31 (071)5271111
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