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

  • Graduate Program “Solar Fuels Catalysis”, NIOK

  • Netherlands Research School of Chemical Biology, NRSCB

  • Graduate Program “Sustainability: the Molecular Approach”, HRSMC

  • Netherlands’ MAgnetic Resonance Research School NMARRS

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

For our program and schedules visit
MSc Courses at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry

MSc schedule Chemistry and Life Science and Technology

The print ready version of the studyguide can be found here
MSc Chemistry Study Guide

Research Area Energy & Sustainability

The research area Energy & Sustainability offers seven core courses, two courses are compulsory:
Modern Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy. Two courses are offered every second year. A student must choose four core courses.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Core courses in the research area Energy & Sustainability

Bionanotechnology (BNT) 6
Electrochemistry and Bioelectrochemistry (EBE) 6
Modern Quantum Chemistry (MQC) 6
Organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis (MHC) 6
Photochemistry (PC) 6
Photosynthesis and Bioenergy (PBE) 6
Spectroscopy (SP) 6,0

Biennial courses given every second year

Dynamics of Molecule-Surface Reactions 6
Quantum Dynamics of Chemical Reactions (QRD) 6

Specialisation Specific Courses

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Research Project Chemistry 20-60

Research in Chemistry

Essay and Colloquium LIC 6

Research area Chemical Biology

The research area Chemical Biology offers eight core courses. Students select at least four core courses.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry (AMC) 6
Biomolecular Structures (BIMS) 6
Cell Biology (CEB) 6
Chemical Biology (CB) 6
Modern Organic Chemistry (MOC) 6
Molecular Biology (MB2) 6
Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (ROC) 6
Supramolecular Chemistry (SUP) 6

Elective courses

Students may chose core courses from the MSc Chemistry and MSc Life Science and Technology as elective courses.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Chemistry of System Earth (CSE) 3

All core courses may be chosen as electives

Students may chose core courses from the MSc Chemistry and MSc Life Science and Technology as elective courses

Fundamentals of NMR Spectroscopy (FNMR) 6
Biomaterials (BIOM) 6
Chemical Immunology (CHI) 6
Drug Discovery: From Biology and Structure to New Chemical Entity (DD) 4
Metals and Life (MAL) 6
Molecules of Life (MOL) 6
Synthetic Organic Chemistry 6
Science Methodology 4
The Chemistry and Physics of Solids (CPS) 6
Scientific Computing and Programming (SC) 6-12
Solid State NMR (SNMR) 6
Surface Science (SUS) 6