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  MSc Biobased Materials, Maastricht University

Maastricht University    Faculty of Science and Engineering

Full time September MSc 2 years
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6) Engineering (12) Materials Science (24)

About the course

Would you like to contribute to a sustainable planet and circular economy by creating new sustainable materials? Start a master’s in Biobased Materials.

Our planet is facing incredible challenges. Whole ecosystems are changing and collapsing because of the way we consume and the materials we use in our daily lives. The continuous use of fossil fuels and non-degradable materials is driving climate change at an accelerating rate. However, these challenges also offer tremendous opportunities to make our planet more sustainable and evolve as a society into a circular economy. With the master Biobased Materials, you can play a pioneering role in this green revolution. 

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Entry Requirements

You qualify for admission if you have:
a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field composed of at least 180 ECTS.
At least 15 ECTS (or equivalent) in mathematics at bachelor's level is required.

Relevant fields are:
Biological studies relevant to the field of biobased materials
Polymer science and engineering
Biomedical engineering
Or other bachelor's programmes related to or containing (bio)chemistry and/or materials science


Academic year 2024/25
The statutory fee for this programme is: € 2,530
The institutional fee for this programme is: € 19,100

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Student Profile

Megan, Alumna MSc Biobased Materials

I was drawn to this master’s program as it entailed tackling very urgent environmental and economic matters in a practical way. It identifies the problems within the industry, and looks at how it can solve them from the perspectives of multiple different fields, along the entirety of the value chain.

What was your first impression of your master’s program at Maastricht University?
My first impression was that it is a very interdisciplinary program. I had to become comfortable with being uncomfortable with what I don’t know. The goal of this program is not to become an expert in many different fields but to be able to bridge that knowledge gap when approaching different challenges.

How is your student life?
I tend to keep myself pretty busy. There are plenty of extracurricular activities and associations to choose from. I like to take some sports classes at the UM sports but also going to public lectures and Dutch classes when I have the time. It is also very easy to unwind when everything gets a bit too much, by going for a walk along the river or reading a book in a small café somewhere in the city centre.

What are your plans after graduating?
After graduating, I would first like do some travelling, after which I would like to live and work somewhere within the Netherlands.

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