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MSc in Molecular Sciences

Radboud University Science

Full time September MSc Full-time: 2 years

About the course

Master's programme in Molecular Sciences

As a Molecular Sciences student in Nijmegen, you will dive into all aspects of the synthesis and functioning of molecules; from solid state molecular chemistry to spectroscopy and to the chemical biology that lies at the basis of health and disease. This Master’s programme combines theoretical courses with extensive research internships in a multidisciplinary environment.

Specialisations within the Master's in Molecular Sciences

The Master's programme in Molecular Science is closely associated with chemistry and medical biology. Under this programme there are 3 specific specialisations and 3 general specialisations.

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Entry Requirements

1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Molecular Sciences or related area.
2. A proficiency in English (Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following):
a. A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)
b. An IELTS score of ≥6.5
c. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

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€2,168 (from EEA countries); €16,500 (from non-EEA countries)

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Lisanne Sellies

The Master's specialisation Physical Chemistry allows you to dive into both physical and analytical aspects of Chemistry. I mainly like that you can really experience performing research during this master via the focus on internships. My research internship has challenged me to become a researcher. Being part of a research team has brought me more than I could have imagined before I started this master program.

I really like the atmosphere in class. The class size is relatively small and, therefore, allows an easy access to the teachers. This stimulates a good learning environment.

The most challenging part of the Master's specialisation for me was also one of the nice components of this programme: the freedom to choose a minor programme that suits your wishes. At first, it was hard to identify the research field on which I would like to perform my minor internship, but the courses are a nice way to identify possible research fields.

I am performing my Master's internship at the Magnetic Resonance Research Center. I am involved in a project to further develop an NMR technique ideally suited to analyze complex mixtures, such as biofluids. This research internship has allowed me to experience all facets of research from setting up experiments to publishing an article.

This Master's specialisation teaches to do research on the edge between Physics and Chemistry, an interdisciplinary field which can stimulate many research advances in the future. Personally, I would like to perform a PhD after obtaining my Master's degree to continue doing what I like the most: research.


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