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Molecular Chemistry

Radboud University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
16500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Molecular Chemistry programme at Radboud University 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.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Molecular Chemistry focuses on the synthesis of molecules and the restructuring of physical properties. Working with chemical structures the possibilities are endless, the challenge is to adapt the 3D-structure to the desired properties and design an efficient synthesis method.

This programme works closely with the experts at the Institute for Molecules and Materials. Radboud also has an extensive network and connections to other research institutes at Oxford, Princeton or Berkeley University. This means you will have plenty of opportunities for great internships.

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What will you learn?

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks of molecular chemistry

  • Choose electives and gain knowledge based on the topics that you are passionate about
  • Get hands-on experience designing, conducting and presenting research alongside world-class researchers in your field

Career prospects

Approximately 40% of our graduates take up a PhD position, including at our research institutes, in particular the Institute for Molecules and Materials.

The Molecular Chemistry graduates also find work as researchers, marketeers and managers in the chemical industry, or in one of our spin-off companies. A small proportion will not work in science, but for instance as a policymaker at a governmental organisation such as NWO or STW.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Chemistry 
  • Advanced Organic Synthesis 
  • Molecular Materials 
  • Polymer Chemistry 
  • Instrumental Analysis in (Bio) Molecular Chemistry 
  • Synthesis of Biomolecules
  • Materials Science
  • Advanced Structure Determination 
  • Physical Organic Chemistry of the Cell 
  • Metal Catalysis in Total Synthesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Science or related area
  • In general, you are admitted with the equivalent of a Dutch Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, or a related programme in molecular science. In case of other pre-education, students must have passed preliminary examinations containing the subject matter in the admission criteria below (or equivalent literature). Any deficiencies in this matter should be eliminated before you can take part in a specialisation.

  •  A proficiency in English
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Molecular Chemistry
Radboud University