Biobased Materials

Maastricht University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
16800 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The master’s programme in Biobased Materials at  Maastricht University  allows you to play a part in this revolution, preparing you for a career in the research, development, production and application of biobased materials.


Programme Aims

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  • The master’s programme in Biobased Materials at  Maastricht University has:
  • Unique way of learning materials science at Master’s level, using Problem-Based Learning and Research-Based Learning
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Development of both knowledge and skills

Programme Structure

The master Biobased Materials comprises mandatory courses in semester 1. In semesters 2 and 3, students can elect courses that fit their interest and are beneficiary for their academic development. At the end you will do your master thesis research project.

Mandatory courses:

  • Biobased Materials
  • Process Technology and Engineering
  • Molecular biology and physiology of plants and microbes
  • Principles of materials science and engineering
  • Plant derived Materials & Building Blocks

Elective courses:

  • Advanced Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Applied Materials Science & Engineering
  • Biomedical Materials: from implants to regenerative medicine
  • Surfaces and Interfaces: Modification and Spectroscopical Analysis
  • Nano-science & Nano-technology: Biopolymers & Biocomposites
  • Sustainability of Biobased Materials
  • Carbohydrates: Monomers & Polymers
  • Materials Molecular Engineering: structure-function relationships
  • Commercialization & Entrepreneurship


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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

Admission requirements

  •  A bachelor diploma in one of the fields listed below or equivalent (includes bachelor diplomas from relevant Dutch-HBO/higher vocational education programs; these will need additional approval from the Board of Admissions)
  • 15 ECTS (or equivalent) in mathematics at bachelor level.

Relevant fields are:

  • Biological studies relevant to the field of biobased materials;
  • Chemistry;
  • Polymer science and engineering;
  • Biomedical engineering;
  • Biotechnology;
  • and other bachelor programs related to chemistry and/ or materials.

The admission requirements and the application procedure are explained in detail on our website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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