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Master in Chemistry

Universidade de Aveiro
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Universidade de Aveiro

Program description

Master in Chemistry

This MSc course is addressed to students holding the first cycle in Chemistry or related areas, and features a sound chemistry education at the second cycle level, with continuity, scientific and pedagogic consistency and with a curriculum structure flexible to be adapted to the evolution of the market needs. The objectives of this Master are:

  • To provide a solid background in new and key fields of Chemistry, namely Nanochemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry;
  • To provide an advanced theoretical background and practical training in techniques for separation and spectroscopic characterization;
  • To introduce students into specific areas such as Macromolecular Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Computational Chemistry or Metrology and Accreditation in Chemistry, which are optional courses;
  • To provide advanced training in a specific area of Specialization which must be chosen by the student among the following:
    • Specialization in Analytical Chemistry and Quality
    • Specialization in Inorganic Chemistry and Materials
    • Specialization in Organic Chemistry and Natural Products
    • Specialization in Chemistry of Renewable Resources and Bio-refineries

Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Pharmacy and related programs.
  2. Foreign higher education degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Pharmacy and related programs, awarded on completion of a 1st cycle study program organised in accordance with the principles o f the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process.
  3. Foreign higher education degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Pharmacy and related programs, recognised as satisfying the objectives of the licenciatura degree by the scientifically and statutorily competent body.
  4. The Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro may admit applicants proposed by the Director of the Study Cycle who do not meet the conditions specified above but whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum reveal an adequate preparation for frequenting the Masters program, in accordance with Article 17, Nº 1, d), Decree Law nº 74/2006, as expressed in DL nº 65/2018 of 16 August, and Article 47, Nº 1, d) of the Study Regulations of the University of Aveiro.
  5. The recognition referred to in 2,3 and 4 is valid only for entry to the study cycle and does not confer equivalence to the degree of licenciatura or recognition of this degree.
  6. Students enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year in a cycle of University of Aveiro studies and who meet conditions for application in 2020/2021 may not apply for the same cycle o f studies under the terms of this competition.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

1º Semester

  • Nanochemistry
  • Spectroscopic Techniques

Option A

  • Macromolecular Chemistry

Option I

  • Biocatalysts
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry Of Agro-forest Materials
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Quality Assurance
  • Reactivity Of Organic Compost

Option II

  • Chemical Refining Of Plant Biomass
  • Colloids, Surfaces And Interfaces
  • Inorganic Industrial Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Occurance And Biosynthesis Of Natural Products
  • Sampling And Sample Preparation

2º Semester

  • Separation Techniques
  • Computational Chemistry

Option B

  • Metrology And Accreditation In Chemistry

Option III

  • Advanced Materials Chemistry
  • Chemometrics
  • Polymers And Composites From Renewable Materials
  • Synthesis Of Natural Products

Option IV

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Bioenergies
  • Bioprocessing Of Renewable Resources
  • Chemistry Of Heterocyclic Compounds
  • Instrumental Analysis Techniques
  • Organic Biocides
  • Technology Of Agro-forest Materials

Year 2

1º Semester

  • seminar


  • Dissertation / Project / Internship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Local/EU Students: 1000€ per year
  • International/Non-EU Students: 5500€ per year

Continuing studies

It must be noted that, independently of the Specialization area chosen, the skills developed will enable these graduates to continue their PhD training in any area of Chemistry.

Career opportunities

Overall, the generic and specific skills developed during the Master course will enable students to enter the labour market, as highly qualified professionals, or to continue studies at the PhD level.

Depending on the chosen Area of Specialization, the holders of the Master degree in Chemistry will have scientific qualifications that will enable them to develop with competence their professional activity in the following areas:

  • Analytical laboratories in the areas of Chemistry (Analytical, Industrial and Food), Environment and Health - As responsible persons for quality control in research laboratories, industry and services - As trainers in Quality Control;
  • In research and development, quality control, production and marketing of advanced materials for the industries of electronics, communications, metallurgy and ceramics and glass;
  • In research and development, quality control, production and marketing of products from chemical industries in sectors linked to agro-chemicals, pharmaceutics, cosmetics and fine organic chemistry in general;
  • In research and development, quality control, production and marketing of products in the chemical industries in the sectors of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, composites, pulp and paper, pellets, cork and agro-food.

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Universidade de Aveiro

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  • Teaching and research experiences of excellence: here in Aveiro, you will find some of the best teachers, known internationally for their field work, investigation methods and results and 20 research centers evaluated with incredible remark.
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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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