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Chemistry: Analytical Sciences (track)

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In the two-year track Analytical Sciences of the Master’s programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will focus purely on aspects of analytical chemistry, such as modern analytical techniques, general concepts and strategies for analysis and various application fields.

UvA online Open House

This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.
Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes, explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.

What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers from Analytical Sciences will tell you what you can expect from this track and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

Admission during COVID-19

Due to the Corona pandemic, in exceptional cases, the UvA will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree. Check the Application and Admission page for more information.

Discover the Master’s programme & tracks

The Master's programme Chemistry offers specialisations in 3 tracks. Analytical Sciences is one of them. The other 2 tracks are: 

The study programme

This Master’s track is unique in the Netherlands and focuses on all aspects of chemical analysis. A large range of modern analytical techniques will be discussed. Moreover the programme covers general concepts and strategies for analysis. Analytical Sciences is a specialisation for which there is currently a great demand on the labour market.

After graduation

Graduates of the Master's programme in Chemistry have had an excellent research training that allows them to pursue their PhD at chemisty institutes around the world. But they can also pursue a career in a different workfield. It’s a specialisation for which there is currently a great demand on the labour market.

Is Analytical Sciences in Amsterdam the track for me?

It is, if you:

  1. have a solid background in chemistry;
  2. are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in the area of analytical chemistry;
  3. want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Analytical Sciences is a track in the Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Chemistry student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Chemistry
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February, September
CROHO code 65012