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BSc Molecular Science & Technology

The bachelor program that belongs to TG is Molecular Science and Technology (MST). MST is a joint degree between Delft University of Technology and Leiden University.
The bachelor consists of three years. Each year has four periods of ten weeks. The first 1,5 years, every student follows a general program. After that, the program splits up in three majors. These three majors are:


The major technology is linked to Delft University of Technology.  The technology major focusses on process technology and product design. There are several courses specific for this major, namely: ‘Separation Technology’, ‘Physical Transport Phenomena’, ‘Chemical Reactor engineering’, ‘Linear Algebra and Differential Equations’ and ‘Chemical Biotechnology’ ‘. ‘Separation Technology’ is about major separation techniques which are needed to separate products from by-products and residual reactants, solvents, and other additives. ‘Physical Transport Phenomena’ is a course about the background and concepts of describing and modelling of physical/chemical processes and phenomena.  ‘Chemical Reactor engineering’ is about doing calculations on reactors, predicting conditions and the design of different reactor types. ‘Chemical Biotechnology’ discusses different forms of industrial and environmental biotechnology. ‘Linear Algebra and Differential Equations’ and ‘Physical Transport Phenomena’ are also part of the materials major.

The master that is directly connected to this major, is Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology.


The materials major has courses in both Delft and Leiden. The major centralizes on the synthesis and application of materials for sustainable energy technology. The course ‘Chemistry and Physics of Solids’ is offered specifically for students of the materials specialization. This course will elaborate on the characteristics of solids and how solids are built by bonds between atoms. Some topics that will be covered in this course are crystal structures, transport phenomena, diffusion and optical properties. Furthermore, you get courses from both the technology and the synthesis specialization. The technology courses that are also taught in the materials major are ‘Linear Algebra and Differential Equations’ and ‘Physical Transport Phenomena’. The courses ‘Theoretical Chemistry’ and ‘Statistical Thermodynamics and Spectroscopy’ are shared with the synthesis specialization.

With the Materials major you can do the chemistry master in Leiden, or the Chemical Engineering master at Delft University of Technology. Please not that if you want to enrol for the Chemical Engineering master, you have to finish the Chemical Reactor Engineering and Separation Technology before you graduate for the Chemical Engineering master.


The major synthesis is linked to Leiden University. In the synthesis specialization, the focus lies on (bio-)synthetic chemistry. This means that besides courses in organic chemistry, you will also get courses with a more biochemical character, like the chemistry of certain diseases. Courses that are specific for the synthesis major are ‘Organic Chemistry 2’, ‘Bio-molecular Chemistry’ and ‘Physiological Chemistry’. ‘Organic Chemistry 2’ and ‘Bio-molecular Chemistry’ are both courses about reactions in organic chemistry, of which ‘Bio-molecular Chemistry’ focusses on reactions in nature. ‘Physiological Chemistry’ deals with the biochemical processes in relation to diseases. Students will learn the molecular and cellular basis of acquired and hereditary defects. ‘Theoretical Chemistry’ and ‘Statistical Thermodynamics and Spectroscopy’ are taught to both synthesis and materials students. ‘Theoretical Chemistry’ is about quantum mechanics, and the molecular orbital theory, this will help you understand the mechanisms behind certain chemical processes in more depth.

The master that is directly connected to this major, is the Chemistry Leiden at Leiden University


For more information about the bachelor Molecular Science & Technology, click here.


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