The Master of Chemistry focuses on research and development.
The proximity of the large chemical industry and the Port of Antwerp creates perfect circumstances to organise an internationally oriented Master programme. Professors and guest speakers from industry communicate knowledge and experience from their own daily practice in business and research. This will give you direct insight in how chemistry is interwoven with different economic sectors in our society and what your role in this can be.
In addition you will have the opportunity to do an internship to strengthen the connection between your academic education and your future professional life.
Through the wide range of elective courses you can focus your educational programme on one of the subdisciplines of Chemistry. Your Master thesis enhances your analytical and processing skills through exposure to high-level research environments.
Highlights of this Master programme:
You compose your programme based on your interests.
Courses take place in small groups.
Taught by specialists from industry.
A combination of excellent education and high-level research.
The Master's degree in Chemistry at UAntwerp offers a solid and qualitative programme in the basics of chemistry and a combination of fundamental chemistry and more business-oriented and applied components.
In this small-scale programme most teachers know all students by name. The many guest lecturers from business are a great asset for the programme. Students can take an international research internship (30sp) or a company internship (15sp) in the Master's programme. Here they are taken out of their comfort zone: they learn a lot and grow as a person.
The peer review team challenges the education committee to think even further and with a broader view on what the labor market and society expect of graduate chemists in the future, such as knowledge of life cycle assessment and sustainability, but also creativity, critical thinking, flexibility, entrepreneurial spirit, computational thinking, leadership and being able to collaborate with other disciplines. The programme will further strengthen itself in this area in the near future.
A Master of Chemistry at UAntwerp provides you with great opportunities of finding an interesting job that suits your expectations. Belgium is an important worldwide hub of chemical industry. More specifically, Antwerp hosts the second largest (petro-)chemical cluster in the world, next to Houston (USA)! Both large multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises hire many chemists. These companies need thousands of new talents to keep their businesses running. A Master of Chemistry is a much sought-after asset and most graduates quickly find an interesting job in this sector.
Besides working in chemical industry, you have many other options. The university may be the ideal location to start your career with a PhD in one of our research groups. In addition, governmental bodies are always looking for well-educated chemists to maintain food or water control processes and to set out guidelines for environmental protection or air quality monitoring.
With Belgium as an important worldwide hub of chemical industry, a Master of Chemistry is a much sought-after asset and most graduates quickly find an interesting job in this sector.
But you have many other options. The university may be the ideal location to start your career with a PhD in one of our research groups. In governmental bodies you may influence chemistry related legislation like food or water standards or air quality monitoring.