Master of Chemistry (M.Sc.)

General

Program Description

The Master of Chemistry at the University of Antwerp takes place very close to the second largest cluster of (petro)chemical industry in the world. Thanks to this close proximity you will be exposed to business application along with scientific research during your entire Master’s programme.The study programme focuses on research and development. The close proximity of the chemical industry and the Port of Antwerp create perfect circumstances to organise an internationally oriented Master’s programme.

Program Content

Professors and guest speakers from industry share knowledge and experience from their own daily professional life in business and research. In this way, you gain direct insight in how chemistry is interwoven with different economic sectors in our society and what your role can be.

Besides this contact with professionals, you will have the opportunity to do an internship to strengthen the connection between your academic education and your future professional life.128930_CampusGroenenborgerpreview_GebouwZ71.jpg

Through a wide range of optional courses, you can focus your educational study programme on one of the sub disciplines of Chemistry. Your Master’s thesis enhances your analytical and processing skills through exposure to high-level research environments.

Unique features of this Master’s programme:

  • Students compose their study programme based on their interests
  • Courses take place in small groups
  • Courses are taught by specialists from industry
  • The programme offers a combination of excellent education and high-level research

Carreer Path

A Master of Chemistry at the University of Antwerp provides you good opportunities of finding a job that suits your expectations. Belgium is an important worldwide hub of the chemicals industry. More specifically, Antwerp hosts the second largest (petro)chemical cluster in the world, after Houston (USA).

Besides working in the chemicals industry, you have many other options. The university may be the ideal location to start your career with a PhD in one of our research groups. In addition, government bodies are always looking for well-educated chemists to maintain food or water control processes and to set out guidelines for environmental protection or air quality monitoring.

Why choose UAntwerp?

Large multinationals as well as small and mediumsized enterprises in Antwerp hire many chemists. By 2020, these companies need 16,000 new talented individuals to keep their businesses running. A Master of Chemistry is a much sought after asset and most graduates quickly find a rewarding job in this sector.

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Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The University of Antwerp is ranked 7th in THE Young Universities Rankings 2019: Millenial universities. It has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third-largest university in Flanders. 19% of o ... Read More

The University of Antwerp is ranked 7th in THE Young Universities Rankings 2019: Millenial universities. It has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third-largest university in Flanders. 19% of our student population comes from abroad. Read less