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The Leiden Institute of Chemistry organises two MSc programs: MSc Chemistry and MSc Life Science & Technology and participates in three Graduate Schools

  • NIOK Graduate Program “Solar Fuels Catalysis”
  • Netherlands Research School of Chemical Biology
  • HRSMC Graduate Program “Sustainability: the Molecular Approach”

The Master’s programme of Chemistry consists of the following specialisations:

  • Research in Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Education
  • Chemistry and Science-Based Business
  • Chemistry and Communication

Details about their Programme’s and Organisation can be found at:
MSc Programmes at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry

The most actual information can be found at the website above.

For Courses and Schedules visit
MSc Courses at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry

MSc schedule Chemistry and Life Science and Technology

List of core courses MSc program Chemistry

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Applied Computational Molecular Biology (ACMB) 6
Advanced Multiscale Modeling (AMM) 6
Analysis of the three dimensional structure of proteins by diffraction and imaging analysis (PSDI) 6
Biophysics of Proteins and Protein Interactions (BPPI) 6
Carbohydrate Chemistry (CARB) 6
Colloids and Interfaces (CIS) 6
Dynamics of molecule-surface reactions (DST) 6
Electrochemistry and Bioelectrochemistry (EBE) 6
Genome organization and maintenance in cancer and aging (GCA) 6
Global Regulatory Networks in Bacteria (GRNB) 6
In-vivo biomolecular interactions underlying diseases (IBID) 6
Modern Organic Chemistry (MOC) 6
Modern Quantum Chemistry (MQC) 6
Nucleic- and aminoacids as biopolymers (NAB) 6
Organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis (MHC) 6
Quantum dynamics of chemical reactions (QRD) 6
Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (ROC) 6
Photochemistry (PC) 6
The Chemistry and Physics of Solids (CPS) 6

Institute Electives

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Life Cell Imaging (ALCI) 4
Advanced Soft Matter (ASM) 6
Advanced Structure Elucidation 6
Chemical Genetics (CG) 4
Drug Discovery: From Biology and Structure to New Chemical Entity (DD) 4
Group theory and ligand field theory (GLT) 6
Metals and Life (MAL) 6
Molecular Aspects of RNA Viruses (MRV) 4
Molecular Biology (MB) 4
Molecular Chemistry (MC) 4
Science Methodology 4
Scientific Computing (SC) 6
Solid State NMR (SSNMR) 6
Stable isotopes in chemistry (SIC) 6
Theory of Spectroscopy and Molecular Properties (TSMP) 6
Xenobiotics (XB) 6