Master's in


Research Focus
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This 120-credit Master’s degree prepares students for a career in research through extensive courses, a dissertation in a laboratory of the Department of Chemistry and a placement in a research laboratory external to the University, usually abroad. 

Access conditions

Do you already have a higher education qualification obtained in the French Community? Use our search tool to check whether your qualification grants you admission onto this Master’s degree and, if so, under what conditions. 

Target audience

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (or equivalent subject to approval) who are interested in basic training. 

Program and structure

The Master’s degree in Chemistry has three main specialist focuses: Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopies, and Bio-inspired Chemistry and Chemistry of Living Things, all of which are based on a training programme consisting of both advanced courses and introductory research courses. 

Distribution of Credits 

  • Courses and placements specific to the specialist focus  
  • Compulsory courses  
  • Optional courses  
  • Dissertation  

Teaching profile

The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes at the end of the cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes, i.e. what the student should know, understand and be able to achieve at the end of a learning activity, a teaching unit or a study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). Learning outcomes are defined in terms of knowledge, expertise and soft skills. 

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Use their acquired professional skills according to the objectives of the degree programme 
  • Apply their highly specialised and integrated knowledge in the field of chemistry, and demonstrate a broad range of skills, complementing those acquired at Bachelor's level. 
  • Contribute, alone or as part of a team, to the management and implementation of a major chemistry development project 
  • Manage research, development and innovation projects in the field of chemistry and/or its applications. 
  • Communicate clearly in the scientific field 
  • Develop and implement a high degree of autonomy 
  • Apply high quality scientific methodology. 

For more information, consult the programme description for this study cycle below (in French). 



Chemistry is a key discipline within the sciences, occupying a key position between biology and physics. Through its scientific advances, it allows us to understand both living and non-living matter. This understanding and these advances have led to the development of countless applications that have quickly become irreplaceable in our daily lives, for example, the probe molecules used in medical imaging, the diagnosis and treatment of our illnesses, the new technologies of our televisions, the surgical adhesives that replace the need for stitches, etc. There are countless examples of how chemistry contributes to our lives. Everything we handle has a direct connection to chemistry! 
More recently, chemistry has offered new perspectives for a more rational use of energy with the development of low-consumption (O)LED lamps and the design of high-efficiency photovoltaic cells. In this way, it makes an important contribution to solving current environmental and sustainable development problems. 

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