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Molecular Science & Technology - Leiden University

Chemistry and Science Communication and Society (MSc)

Career prospects

After graduation you have a lot of opportunities: the field of science communication is very broad. You can also aim for a career in industry or research.

Acquired skills and competence

The Master of Science programme guarantees thorough research training founded on a sound theoretical basis. After graduating you have excellent knowledge of fundamental Chemistry and highly developed research skills. Moreover you have obtained the skills and knowledge to apply your Chemistry background to SCS careers. Some examples of career at the interface of science and public affairs are:  science writer, science policymaker, public relations officer or research scientist with particular communication skills.

Career

After completing the Chemistry master's programme you will have a broad array of career prospects. All students with a Master of Science in Chemistry are admissible to a PhD programme. If you have the desire to apply your knowledge of chemistry outside the university, there are good job possibilities in Research & Development departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Many students eventually attain higher management positions.

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