Master of Chemistry 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Chemistry

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Chemistry

Breakthroughs in chemistry can change the texture of our lives. The Master of Chemistry imparts in its students insight into the composition, structure and properties of matter, and the design, synthesis and development of new (bio)molecular materials. 

About the programme

The programme trains students to conduct research in an industrial or academic setting. Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to translate a given problem into a chemical research question and explore the answer to this question based on your knowledge of specific and advanced chemistry topics in an interdisciplinary context. You will also have acquired the skill of reporting your findings to peers and non-experts.

The full programme comprises 120 ECTS credits: 

  • 18 ECTS for compulsory courses
  • 42 ECTS for electives. The elective courses are clustered in three tracks:

Theoretical and Structural Chemistry

Sustainable Chemistry

Nanostructured Materials

  • 30 ECTS for an external internship (in industry or a research institute)
  • 30 ECTS for the master's thesis
Career perspectives

Many career options are available to our graduates. More than half of our alumni work in the industrial field, while others are employed within academia and other research institutes.

The chemical industry is a major sector throughout Europe and the world. Possible employment in this field is enhanced by obtaining a PhD. Professional domains where chemists are required include petrochemistry, the medical sector, the pharmaceutical industry, agrochemistry, food industry, government and public administration, and other research institutes.

Program overview

Main Subject

Chemistry

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Chemistry

Breakthroughs in chemistry can change the texture of our lives. The Master of Chemistry imparts in its students insight into the composition, structure and properties of matter, and the design, synthesis and development of new (bio)molecular materials. 

About the programme

The programme trains students to conduct research in an industrial or academic setting. Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to translate a given problem into a chemical research question and explore the answer to this question based on your knowledge of specific and advanced chemistry topics in an interdisciplinary context. You will also have acquired the skill of reporting your findings to peers and non-experts.

The full programme comprises 120 ECTS credits: 

  • 18 ECTS for compulsory courses
  • 42 ECTS for electives. The elective courses are clustered in three tracks:

Theoretical and Structural Chemistry

Sustainable Chemistry

Nanostructured Materials

  • 30 ECTS for an external internship (in industry or a research institute)
  • 30 ECTS for the master's thesis
Career perspectives

Many career options are available to our graduates. More than half of our alumni work in the industrial field, while others are employed within academia and other research institutes.

The chemical industry is a major sector throughout Europe and the world. Possible employment in this field is enhanced by obtaining a PhD. Professional domains where chemists are required include petrochemistry, the medical sector, the pharmaceutical industry, agrochemistry, food industry, government and public administration, and other research institutes.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements

You must have obtained an academic bachelor’s degree in the field of chemistry or a related field with a sufficient background in chemistry: 

  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Minor Subject Chemistry
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

Is this the right programme for me?

  • An academic bachelor's degree is taken as the prerequisite for the master's programme.
  • Besides this you should have acquired insights into fundamental processes of chemistry and its contribution to other scientific domains, and be ready to work under pressure in a team setting, and to make important decisions based on solid knowledge and expertise. 
  • You should be proficient in oral and written English.

2 Years
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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