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Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €14,500 per year
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Everything around you is chemistry. Even you yourself are chemistry. In this Bachelor’s programme, you will get theoretical knowledge and practical skills to understand the world at a molecular level. The ultimate goal is to design new molecules and materials in such a way that they possess the desired properties.

Why study Chemistry?

-You will receive a solid, broad scientific grounding.
-You do lots of practicals, in which you put theory into practice and work closely with your fellow students.
-All first-year students have a tutor and a student advisor who will answer all of your questions.
-You get access to unique research facilities, like NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), FELIX (free-electron laser) and HFML (high field magnets).
-There is close cooperation with companies, this opens up a host of internship possibilities during your Master’s programme.

Programme structure

Every academic year in the Chemistry Bachelor’s programme is divided into four quarters of ten weeks each. Every quarter consists of eight weeks of classes followed by two weeks of exams. As a student of Chemistry, you will experience different modes of instruction.

First-year courses lay the foundation in knowledge and skills for the rest of the Bachelor’s programme. But the first year also serves as a filter: If you are able to pass all first year courses, you will be able to handle the rest of the programme as well.

Knowledge of molecules is extended in the second year. You are also introduced to the different branches of chemistry. You learn about organic and inorganic chemistry, broaden your knowledge of thermodynamics, and are introduced to quantum mechanics. You also learn a lot about fundamental spectroscopy and take various practicals. As in the first year, the second year is mainly made up of compulsory subjects.

The third year is made up almost entirely of electives. This gives you an opportunity to prepare effectively for your Master’s and to choose the direction in which you ultimately wish to take your Chemistry programme. You may choose to learn as much a possible within your field in Chemistry or you could opt for a minor programme (15 to 30 EC) with courses outside of Chemistry.

Career opportunities

As a Chemistry graduate, you can get straight down to work after finishing your studies as there is virtually no unemployment among chemists. Companies are constantly seeking young talent and the education sector is in desperate need of teachers.

Where do chemists work?

-Universities and research institutes
-Company R&D departments
-Business services
-Educational institutions
-Non-profit services

What do chemists do?

-Research (fundamental and applied)
-Consultancy (including in ICT)

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States