Master of Science in Chemistry (Analytical Sciences)

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Science in Chemistry (Analytical Sciences)

University of Amsterdam

In the two-year track Analytical Sciences of the Master’s programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will focus purely on aspects of analytical chemistry, such as modern analytical techniques, general concepts and strategies for analysis and various application fields.

Analytical chemistry plays a crucial role in many areas of science and society. Chemical compounds in a variety of materials and environments must be identified and quantified for, for example:

  • the development of new pharmaceuticals
  • the unravelling of complex biological systems
  • the design of new sustainable materials and chemical processes

Analytical chemistry provides the methods and techniques that make this possible. Its impact is not restricted to chemistry alone: progress in medicine, biology, environmental and material sciences is strongly dependent on the availability of new analytical tools as well.

Is Analytical Scences in Amsterdam the track for me?

It is, if you:

  • have a solid background in chemistry
  • are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in the area of analytical chemistry
  • want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other.

What does Analytical Sciences in Amsterdam have to offer me?

This Master's track is unique in the Netherlands, in that it focuses purely on (all aspects of) analytical chemistry - a specialisation for which there is currently a great demand on the labour market. It covers:

  • a large range of modern analytical techniques, such as chromatography, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy and laser-based approaches
  • general concepts and strategies for analysis, from sampling to data treatment
  • various application fields, such as biochemical, industrial, pharmaceutical and forensic analysis

The track also offers the possibility to focus specifically on environmental chemistry and analysis.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Analytical Sciences is a track in the Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Chemistry student in Amsterdam, you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's programme Chemistry typically pursue careers:

  • as PhD students at chemistry institutes around the world, progressing from there to careers in academia or industry
  • in research, within industry (e.g. Philips, ASML, Shell and DSM)
  • in research, within research institutes (e.g. TNO, KNMI and SRON)
  • as teachers, within high schools or universities
  • as (technical) policy officers, within (science-oriented) governmental and non-profit organisations
  • in business (e.g. ICT companies, energy companies, investment banks, consultancy firms)
  • as writers, for (science-oriented) media
  • as entrepreneurs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
24 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are: EU/EEA students €2,060 per year; non-EU/EEA students €13,300 per year. Additional fees may apply.
Information
Deadline
Dec. 1, 2018
Dutch students: 1 December EU/EEA students: 1 December Non-EU/EEA students: 1 October
Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Start date : Feb. 2019
Application deadline Dec. 1, 2018
Dutch students: 1 December EU/EEA students: 1 December Non-EU/EEA students: 1 October
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Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
Dutch students: 1. EU/EEA students: 1 May Non-EU/EEA students: 1 February
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Dates
Feb. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Application deadline Dec. 1, 2018
Dutch students: 1 December EU/EEA students: 1 December Non-EU/EEA students: 1 October
End date Request Info
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
Dutch students: 1. EU/EEA students: 1 May Non-EU/EEA students: 1 February
End date Request Info