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    Analytical Sciences is a track of the Master's programme in Chemistry. It focuses on all aspects of chemical analysis and addresses a large range of modern analytical techniques.

    Analytical chemistry plays a crucial role in many areas of science and society. For the development of new pharmaceuticals, the study of complex biological systems or the design of new sustainable materials, chemical compounds must be identified and quantified in a variety of materials and environments. Analytical chemistry provides the methods and techniques that make this possible. The impact of analytical science is not restricted to chemistry alone: progress in medicine, biology, environmental and material sciences is strongly dependent on the availability of new analytical tools. Analytical Sciences is a track of the Master's programme in Chemistry. It focuses on all aspects of chemical analysis and addresses a large range of modern analytical techniques. Moreover, the programme covers general concepts and strategies for analysis - from sampling to data treatment - and various application fields such as biochemical, industrial, pharmaceutical and forensic analysis. It is also possible to choose a programme focused specifically on environmental chemistry and analysis.

    The programme consists of four core courses: separation methods, mass spectrometry, molecular spectroscopy and the fundamentals' of analytical chemistry. The latter course addresses common aspects of different analytical methods (performance parameters such as sensitivity and selectivity, sampling strategies, validation) and provides an introduction to statistics. For a specialization in environmental chemistry and analysis, the core programme is slightly adapted.After completing the core courses, students select theoretical electives from a large number of advanced Master's courses.

    Research training

    Research training takes the form of a major research project conducted within one of the programme's participating groups or in industry, and is rounded off with a Master's thesis. A literature study and colloquium conclude the programme.

    Professional specialization within the Masters programme

    In general, Masters students are trained to become independent researchers. But at the UvA Faculty of Science you can also choose to complete your Masters programme with a professional specialization, that focuses on other skills than doing research. In that case you will follow the programme of your chosen scientific discipline during the first year of your Masters, and the programme of the specialization during the second year.

    You will graduate as a Master of Science.

    There are three professional specializations available:

    • Science Communication
    • Teaching
    • Management, Policy Analysis & Entrepreneurship.

    A note to readers who dont speak Dutch: Only the specialization Management, Policy Analysis & Entrepreneurship is described in English, because the other two specializations are only taught in Dutch.

    Degree requirements

    A Master of Science in Chemistry is awarded upon successful completion of all the core courses in the curriculum and a written Master's thesis based on an independent research project. This translates into a total of 120 ECTS credits.


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    Previous education Grade average: Applicants are expected to have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalant to at least: 1) 3.0 (American system) 2) 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system) 3) C (ECTS-system) Additional language requirements:Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: B1IELTS overall band: 6.5IELTS listening: 6IELTS reading: 6IELTS writing: 6IELTS speaking: 6TOEFL paper based: 580TOEFL computer based: 232TOEFL internet based: 90 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    Scholarships / Grants:

    The University of Amsterdam:
    The University of Amsterdam provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships for excellent students from outside the European Economic Area. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships have specifically been designed to offer talented, ambitious and dedicated students the opportunity to pursue a Mast
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    Students from Columbia can apply for this scholarship through their website.
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    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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