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

  • Research in Chemistry

  • Chemistry and Education

  • Chemistry and Science-Based Business

  • Chemistry and Communication

Details about the Programme 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.

Compulsory courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Applied Computational Molecular Biology 6
Advanced Multiscale Modeling 6
Analysis of the three dimensional structure of proteins by diffraction and imaging analysis 6
Biophysics of Proteins and Protein Interactions 6
Carbohydrate Chemistry 6
Colloids and Interfaces 6
Dynamics of molecule-surface reactions 6
Electrochemistry and Bioelectrochemistry 6
Genome organization and maintenance in cancer and aging 6
Global Regulatory Networks in Bacteria 6
In-vivo biomolecular interactions underlying diseases 6
Modern Organic Chemistry 6
Modern Quantum Chemistry 6
Nucleic- and aminoacids as biopolymers 6
Organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis 6
Quantum dynamics of chemical reactions 6
Reactivity in Organic Chemistry 6
Spin- and Photochemistry 6
The Chemistry and Physics of Solids 6
Vibrational Spectroscopy 6

Elective courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Electronic-Structure Theory 6
Theory of Spectroscopy and Molecular Properties 6
Advanced Structure Elucidation 6
Bioinformatics 2 4
Group theory and ligand field theory 6
Scientific Computing 6
Solid State NMR 6
Stable isotopes in chemistry 6
Xenobiotics 6

BSc Electives

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Application of bioanalytical tools 4
Biochemistry 3 5
Industrial biotechnology 5
Molecular defects in human diseases 6
Signaling 4

Other Electives

Electives from other disciplines

The Msc students can also choose courses from other Msc programmes in Leiden, Delft and elsewhere. A selection of relevant Msc-courses in Leiden and Delft listed below. We also recommend students to explore possibilities offered by the Msc programme LS&T, Delft.