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With an emphasis on Chemistry, HIMS staff contributes to various Master's programmes at UvA's Faculty of Science and beyond:


This is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Graduates receive a diploma accredited by both universities. There are several different specialisations or 'tracks':

The Faculty of Science maintains a website with a database of students' theses, among which the Master's theses in Chemistry.

Atomic Scale Modeling of Chemical, Physical and Biological Systems (ATOSIM)

This Master's programme is designed for excellent students, both Dutch and foreign. Selected students are eligible for a grant via the EU Erasmus Mundus programme. ATOSIM provides a high-level qualification in the rapidly expanding field of computer modeling in physical, chemical and bio-molecular sciences.

Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

The MA programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage introduces students to the theory and practice of conservation. It lasts two years and is followed by a two-year postgraduate track, leading to an (inter)national qualification as a conservator-restorer.

Forensic Science

This Master's programme builds on a range of scientific backgrounds and disciplines. Students are trained in applying specialist knowledge in a forensic context, whether as an researcher at the university, a forensic expert, or as a forensic advisor.

Biomedical Sciences

This is a two-year programme taught completely in English. The programme offers a variety of tracks in two clusters: Medical Biology and Neurobiology.

Earth Sciences

This Master's programme educates students to become skilled professionals who understand the earth as a complex system and are able to direct our world into a more sustainable future.

Physics and Astronomy

The UvA is internationally renowned for its physics and astronomy research. This Master's programme focuses on both fundamental research and its applications. It is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.