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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

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.
The structure of the program is described in detail in our “study guide“ which can be downloaded.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory courses within research area

Modern Quantum Chemistry (MQC) 6
Spectroscopy (SP) 6

Yearly courses

Electrochemistry and Bioelectrochemistry (EBE) 6
Organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis (MHC) 6
Photochemistry (PC) 6

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.

The structure of the program is described in detail in our “study guide“ which can be downloaded.

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

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Molecular Modelling (AMM2) 6
Bionanotechnology (BNT) 6
Chemical Immunology (CHI) 6
Cyttron II Lectures 4
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
Molecular Modelling 6
Photosynthesis and Bioenergy (PBE) 3
The Chemistry and Physics of Solids (CPS) 6
Colloids and Interfaces (CIS) 6
Scientific Computing and Programming (SC) 6-12
Solid State NMR (SNMR) 6
Surface Science (SUS) 6
Theory of Spectroscopy and Molecular Properties (TSMP) 6