Maastricht University’s Biobased Materials department offers the two-year master’s programme in Biobased Materials at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. The programme prepares students for a career in research, development, production, and the application of biobased materials to aid in the transition towards a more sustainable and biobased economy.

As the world is running out of fossil fuels, we need to develop sustainable materials, which may have completely new properties. The Biobased Materials master's programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deal with this challenge.


In biobased research, several solutions are often possible and multiple disciplines are needed. This is why the multidisciplinary character of this master’s programme is very appealing to me. The programme has a more holistic vision, which is important in this field.

In addition to the academic challenges of the programme, the research topics in Biobased Materials open up exciting business possibilities that ultimately lead to a more sustainable society. Also, the career prospects are good, which is important for me.  

Matthew Elford - Biobased Materials alumni