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Molecular Science & Technology - Leiden University

Chemistry and Business Studies (MSc)

About the programme

The Chemistry and Business Studies specialisation consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points and includes a one-year chemistry component (60 - 80 EC) and a business component in the second year (40 - 60 EC).

Programme overview

The curriculum of this master’s specialisation consists of an Chemistry component to be followed in the first year, and a Business Studies component in the second year:

Chemistry component (60-80 EC)

  • Research training project (30 EC)
  • Four core courses Chemical Biology or Energy & Sustainability (24 EC)
  • Electives (max. 20 EC)

Business Studies component (40-60 EC)

  • Management courses (15 EC)
  • Business Research Methods (5  EC)
  • Business Electives (< 20 EC)
  • Management Internship (20-40 EC)

Learn more about the study programme

Educational methods

  • Colloquium
  • Lectures
  • Individual papers
  • Lab work
  • Presentations
  • Research
  • Projects
  • Seminars
  • Working groups
  • Internship

Study guidance

At the start of the programme you will choose a personal mentor in a research group related to the selected research area. The mentor will be your personal coach during the complete master's programme. You will also use a digital Master planner to schedule your studies. The schedule will be monitored by your mentor and the study coordinator. During your master programme you will become a member of one of the research groups at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) and receive the necessary guidance.

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