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What will I learn?

The master's specialisation Chemistry and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in Dutch secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a chemistry teacher.
Chemistry and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of chemistry to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in chemistry. The programme comprises a one-year chemistry component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master's specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today's secondary school pupils for tomorrow's challenges in the field of chemistry.

Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of chemistry? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Chemistry and Education master's specialisation is the right choice for you. After completion, you will have obtained your teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a chemistry teacher in Dutch secondary schools. You can also participate in the World Teachers Programme for international teaching. As the main education component is taught in Dutch, all applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch language.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
€18,016.00 (14,71,895) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Leiden University

Rapenburg 70,

LEIDEN,

Zuid-Holland,

2311, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need a BA or BSc degree (or equivalent) to be admitted to any of Leiden University’s master’s programmes. English-language proficiency: IELTS - 6.0; Toefl (internet based): 80 (component score: 20); Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE), or C1 Advanced (CAE): Cambridge component score of 169.

For international students

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • Letter of motivation

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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