Master mention Physical and Analytical Chemistry (PAC)
This 2-year master’s course (120 ects credits), fully taught in English, leads to a master’s degree in» Physical and Analytical Chemistry», with a specialization in «Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry» or «Atmospheric Sciences». The study program is composed of theoretical courses and optional units. A substantial part is also dedicated to practical work and research projects, where group work is as essential as student centred learning.
Prerequisites: Bachelor of Sciences (or equivalent) in chemistry, physical chemistry, physics or biochemistry and a good command of English (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
No specific level is required in French. A French course is proposed to international students to help them in their day-to-day life. Moreover, two extra courses are taking place at the beginning of the year: an English intensive course for bringing everyone up to standard, and an intercultural communication course to promote group dynamics.
Throughout the first year, students are introduced to the fields of specialization of the second year:
- Advanced spectroscopy in chemistry applied to the various fields of chemistry (solid state chemistry, catalysis, sustainable chemistry, nanomaterials, biomaterials…)
- Atmospheric sciences, applied to chemistry of the atmosphere.
After the first year, students can chose among the two specializations:
Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry (ASC)
Students interested in the ASC specialization and mobility within Europe should enquire about the ASC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- selection by the ASC network for the two years of the master
- Erasmus Mundus scholarships available
- mandatory mobility within Europe
- students can choose their research master thesis in one highly specialized field according to their professional objectives.
- winter school organized in one of ASC European partner university
- multiple diploma
Find out all details on the ASC website: http://www.master-asc.org
Atmospheric Sciences (AS):
Specialization in atmospheric sciences:
- Physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere,
- Analytical sciences applied to airborne environment,
- Recent research activities on air pollution and climate changes.
The master is built on the research activities of seven research laboratories and supported by the Labex CaPPA. Lecturers, specialists in atmospheric sciences and analytical chemistry, are involved in research projects directly linked to the chemical and physical properties of the atmosphere. All lectures are taught in English.
Find out all details on the AS website: http://www.labex-cappa.fr/master-atmospheric-sciences
he Master of Science in Physical and analytical chemistry (PAC) aims at preparing students to become experts in physical chemistry with strong skills in theoretical and practical Spectroscopy. This program is intended for students eager to develop an international culture and looking for a worldwide mobility.
The master PAC is providing an English-speaking training of excellence, bringing the necessary tools and knowledge to students to carry on doctoral studies. Students will develop a highly specialised know-how and a rare practical experience supported by state-of-the-art technologies.
- acquire professional experience through research training in research laboratories (2 months during the two years);
- acquire competences which make them fit for employment as professional chemists in chemical and related industries or as entrepreneurs;
- be able to apply modern and advanced spectroscopy techniques within the framework of the most recent European requirements;
- be able to use the modern theoretical and experimental applications of spectroscopy;
- develop high skills in project management, intercultural communication, (graduates are at least bilingual).
- reach a standard of knowledge and competence which will give them access to third cycle degree programs (Ph.D.)
The master in Physical and analytical chemistry is mainly research-oriented. A large majority of graduates (nearly 80%) engage in a Ph.D. program, with the aim of joining a research laboratory in their field of expertise or the Research & Development department of a private company. Nevertheless, our graduate students also have the proper background and practical skills to reach positions of responsibility (production, management, R&D) at Master’s level in international companies, fine chemicals industries or in environmental sciences.
“Physical and Analytical Chemistry” masters’ course: Professor Sylvain Cristol
For the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree “Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry”: Associate Professor Cédric Lion
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