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Learning outcomes

1. The Master is able to independently situate and evaluate a scientific problem and to formulate a question. He/she has the knowledge and skills to answer these questions within the context of the current level of scientific knowledge.

2. His/her scientific knowledge allows the Master to draft a problem solving strategy of theoretical calculations and/or experiments. He/she has the skills to execute this systematically.

3. Within the discipline as well as in an interdisciplinary context the Master can lead or perform experiments in order to obtain data and process these into new insights.

4. The Master can synthesise a complex, possibly incomplete series of (multidisciplinary) data in order to come to a well-considered evaluation of a chemical problem.

5. The Master is aware of the line between objectivity and subjectivity, of the possibilities and the limitations set by technology and knowledge. He/she acts as a thinking and reflective scientist in all his/her activities.

6. The Master has a sense of professional responsibility as a scientist and will try to contribute to the development of general knowledge by using his/her capacity for originality and creativity.

7. The Master is able to independently perform scientific research at the level of junior researcher and so develop and sharpen his/her research skills. Alternatively, the Master can independently use his/her scientific knowledge at the level of a junior professional and autonomously acquire additional insights and skills that are relevant to the situation.

8. The Master has a thorough knowledge of and insight in the behaviour and characteristics of chemical compounds and materials and in the way in which they can be analysed and synthesised.

9. The Master has a sense of social responsibility: he/she can relate chemistry to the social, ethical and technological aspects of society and he/she can estimate the consequences of his/her own and other’s chemical actions.

10. The Master can summarize, communicate and interpret his/her findings on chemical questions on different levels: to peers, to a large audience and to policy makers. The master can do this in English.

11. Based on his/her knowledge and insight in the different chemical sub-disciplines the Master can autonomously specialize in research or start a career in the chemical industry, with the government or in (higher) education.

12. The Master has the attitude to keep following the scientific evolution in chemistry (or in his/her own sub-discipline) in order to maintain his/her professional level and direct his/her own lifelong learning curve.

13. The Master has international and intercultural skills in order to function in an international context.