• TI-COAST

    Analytical Science in the Netherlands

    Innovating Analytical Science and Technology,
    connecting Education and unlocking state-of-the-art
    Research Facilities to serve Application Areas and
    promote new Economic Activities.

  • TI-COAST

    Analytical Science in the Netherlands

    Innovating Analytical Science and Technology,
    connecting Education and unlocking state-of-the-art
    Research Facilities to serve Application Areas and
    promote new Economic Activities.

MSc+ Testimonials

The MSc+ program started in August 2012, with a cohort of 5-10 students starting each year. Here is what MSc+ students are saying:

About the additional education provided

“The amount of theory provided in the extra courses equals half a year of master track. This makes it a very significant addition to our education.”

“I would definitely recommend it to any student who is interested in analytical chemistry and willing to go the extra mile.”

"The courses I have attended were really interesting. Most importantly, some of the topics were based on the latest analytical chemistry developments, so no way you could have learnt that in college." (María, MSc+ student cohort 2013-2015)

"This program enables you to develop yourself as an analytical chemist in a way that regular students cannot." (Eliane, MSc+ student cohort 2013-2015)

"Joining the MSc+ program has been one of my best decisions so far. The Saturday classes and conferences I attended have been incredibly educational and give me much more confidence in my abilities. Not only in science, but also in networking." (Fleur, MSc+ student cohort 2014-2016)


About the connect with the analytical-science community

“Through the MSc+ program I meet many people in the analytical chemistry community. It is very informative to meet and talk to professionals in our field, both from industry and from academia.”

“Companies are more than happy to welcome us and offer us projects normally deemed too challenging for Master students. We see this as an opportunity to prove our value in the industry.”

"Whenever an opportunity arises to gain extra experience or knowledge, we are usually the first to know."

MSc+

msc plus program coastThe MSc+ Program is part of the "Topsector Chemiebeurzenprogramma" and is intended for excellent and enthusiastic students who follow an analytical-sciences oriented “track” within an accredited MSc program at a Dutch University.

Within the university program the student should follow a number of specified courses, viz. on Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and Chemometrics. The student is expected to spend one academic year on projects in laboratories of COAST participants.

COAST will offer additional courses during the summer (early July and late August, two per year) and on Saturdays (approx. 1 Saturday per month). Subjects include NMR Spectroscopy, Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Microscopy and Imaging and Multi-dimensional Separations.

The MSc+ program has been instigated by industrial leaders. Employers are in great need of analytical scientists with the knowledge and experience that we provide. The MSc+ gives you intensive exposure to the best current practices and the latest technologies. Therefore the MSc+ program gives you outstanding career prospects. As a testimony of your unique knowledge and experience you will be awarded a COAST certificate upon completing the MSc+ program.

In addition to the extra education, the MSc+ student will obtain a COAST grant (approx. 5000 €/yr). 

For detailed information and application instructions, please download the brochure from the bottom of this page.

Application procedure

In 2018/2019 up to 10 students will be admitted to the MSc+ Program. 

The next selection will be in January. Applications must be submitted by Monday, January 14th, 2019. Applicants are asked to submit a CV, motivation letter, recommendation letter of the BSc program, a copy of their BSc thesis (summary), a grade overview of the Bsc, and the MSc education plan. The application procedure will be completed by the end of January. COAST and company representatives will select applicants. This will involve one or more interviews and an assignment, which will be conducted in English. Interviews will be held in the week of Januart 22nd, 2019Decisions will be communicated before January 31st, 2019. 

Click here if you want to apply for the MSc+ program 2018-2019.

More information and questions

Link to quotes from MSc+ students.

Please submit your questions through this link and mention MSc+ in the first few words of the text.

Download the MSc+ leaflet here

Part of the Topsector Chemiebeurzen programma

MSc+

msc plus program coastThe MSc+ Program is part of the 'Topsector Chemiebeurzen programma' and is intended for excellent and enthusiastic students who follow an analytical-sciences oriented 'track' within an accredited MSc program at a Dutch University.

Within the university program the student should follow a number of specified courses, viz. on Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and Chemometrics. The student is expected to spend one academic year on projects in laboratories of COAST participants.

COAST will offer additional courses during the summer (early July and late August, two per year) and on Saturdays (approx. 1 Saturday per month). Subjects include NMR Spectroscopy, Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Microscopy and Imaging and Multi-dimensional Separations.

The MSc+ program has been instigated by industrial leaders. Employers are in great need of analytical scientists with the knowledge and experience that we provide. The MSc+ gives you intensive exposure to the best current practices and the latest technologies. Therefore the MSc+ program gives you outstanding career prospects. As a testimony of your unique knowledge and experience you will be awarded a COAST certificate upon completing the MSC+ program.

In addtion to the extra education, the MSc+ student will obtain a COAST grant (approx. 5000 €/yr). A COAST MSc+ certificate will be awarded on completion of the program.
For detailed information and application instructions please download the brochure from the bottom of this page.

Application procedure

In 2016 up to 10 students will be admitted to the MSc+ Program. To apply for the selection procedure of the program please follow the instructions in the brochure. The deadline for application is 15 September 2016. Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their BSc thesis as one of the documents. The application procedure will be completed by 1 October 2016. COAST and company representatives will select applicants. This will involve one or more interviews, which will be conducted in English. Interviews will take place in September 2015.

Do you want more information?

Link to quotes from MSc+ students.
Please submit your questions through this link and mention MSc+ in the first few words of the text.

Download here the MSc+ leaflet.

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In 2008 representatives from leading Dutch industry laboratories and analytical science and technology universities recognized three major concerns for future innovation and economic growth in The Netherlands:
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