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Molecular Science & Technology - Leiden University

Research in Chemistry (MSc)

Career prospects

The Research in Chemistry specialisation is the excellent preparation to start a PhD track. You are trained for a career in research. There are also excellent job opportunities outside academia.

Acquired skills and competence

After graduating you will have excellent knowledge of fundamental Chemistry and highly developed research skills. You will be a creative and independent scientist who is ready to continue in research. You have developed skills and knowledge to contribute in Research and Development departments in industrial as well as non-profit organisations.


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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