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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

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

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 last studyguide (2015-2016) can be found here
MSc Chemistry Study Guide

Specialisation Specific Courses

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

Research in Chemistry

Essay and Colloquium LIC 6

Research Area Energy & Sustainability

The research area Energy & Sustainability offers nine core courses. Two courses are offered every second year. A student must choose four core courses.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Surface Science (SUS) 6
Heterogeneous Catalysis (HET 6
Bionanotechnology (BNT) 6
Electrochemistry and Bioelectrochemistry (EBE) 6
Modern Quantum Chemistry (MQC) 6,0
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

Research area Chemical Biology

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

Course 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

  • Dependent on the chosen specialisation a number of elective courses can be selected from the MSc Chemistry and MSc Life Science and Technology programme.

  • For more information visit the programmes website

  • Students may chose core courses as elective courses.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Cross-domain chromatin organisation (CDC) 4
Computational Drug Discovery and Development (CD3) 6,0
Chemistry of System Earth (CSE) 3

NOTE All core courses may be chosen as electives!

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

Fundamentals of NMR Spectroscopy (FNMR) 6
Biomaterials (BMAT) 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 5
Science Methodology 4
Scientific Computing and Programming (SC) 6-12
Solid State NMR (SNMR) 6
Surface Science (SUS) 6
Theory of Spectroscopy and Molecular Properties (TSMP) 6