M.Sc. On Campus


KU Leuven

24 months
947 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
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This programme provides extensive chemical knowledge and thorough training in current research. You will learn to deepen and apply your new knowledge to solve the interdisciplinary problems of the future, in both an industrial and an academic setting. The programme is anchored in the strong research environment of the Chemistry Department.


The Master of Chemistry (Leuven) programme prepares the student to conduct solid research in an academic or industrial setting. Students apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills to identify a research question, to establish its chemical and social context, and to design a pathway to address this particular question.

  • The Department of Chemistry aims to develop research programmes dedicated to solving problems in the domains of design, synthesis and the characterisation of new compounds for medicinal and materials applications.
  • Students will learn about sustainable synthetic chemistry and hydrometallurgy, and determination and theoretical prediction of the chemical properties of biomolecules and polymers on the molecular, as well as on the materials level by spectroscopy, microscopy and other tools.
  • Students will have the extensive resources of the faculty network at their disposal and get a foot in the door to employment, or to pursuing further academic interests. 

Many career options are available to our graduates. More than half of our alumni work in industry, 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 industry 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Polymer Sciences: from Synthesis to Polymer Material
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

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

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

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General requirements

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    947 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.

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810 - 1280 EUR /month
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