Science, Business & Innovation: Master’s track in Chemistry and Physics

Specializations

The Master’s Track in Science, Business and Innovation at VU University offers two different specializations: energy & sustainability and life & health. Students can choose one of these or decide to combine the two specializations.

Energy & Sustainability Specialization

The energy problem is one of the biggest challenges the world has to face in the 21st century. Climate change, rapidly rising oil prices and political instability in oil rich regions means we have to switch from fossil fuels to sustainable energy. 

The Energy Science track focuses on innovations in the rapidly changing energy & sustainability sector and educates students in both the scientific aspects of renewable energy and the business side of implementing innovations in the energy & sustainability sector. Alongside the general SBI courses, the Energy & Sustainability specialization consists of four courses that focus on the science behind sustainable innovations. A short overview of the specialization courses can be found below.

  • Biosolar Cells
  • Green Chemistry
  • Photovoltaics
  • Project Sustainable Future

Students also perform a four month science project with a scientific department where they conduct their own scientific research.

Life & Health Specialization

Even though huge steps have been made in medicine in the last 100 years, over 60% of all diseases known to man still can’t be cured. Innovations in healthcare are thus highly necessary and the Master’s Track in Life & Health of SBI emphasizes on innovations in this highly innovative sector. Master alumni of the Life & Health track are trained to guide a medicine from the laboratory to the pharmacy or focus on the application of new medical technology in hospitals worldwide. A short overview of the courses in the Life & Health specialization can be found below.

  • Principles of Pharmacochemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Modelling of Molecules and Systems
  • Innovation in Medical Technology to Improve the Health Care System

Students also perform a four month science project with a scientific department where they conduct their own scientific research.

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