MSc in Life Scicences and Ecology


Program Description


The SCIVEC master programme is based on the ECTS system and is offered by the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Material Sciences through the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry.

The SCIVEC master programme is aimed at developing complementary abilities for chemistry, biology and physics teachers, helping them in their teaching activity.

A major objective of this master programme is to offer a multi- and inter-disciplinary education as shown by its four-semester curriculum.

The SCIVEC master programme provides both didactic and professional training as detailed below:
Professional training:

  • Chemistry (Concepts and strategies in modern chemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry, Hybrid materials, Biopolymers, Biochemistry, Supramolecular chemistry, Membranology, Chemical bioanalysis, Physical chemistry for life sciences, Electrochemical phenomena in natural sciences)
  • Biophysics, Biospectroscopy Applied Microbiology, Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Ecology, Biosecurity, Clean energy sources, Catalysts and catalytic processes for pollution prevention, Green chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Functional compounds for pollution control, Cellular automata in chemistry and ecology, Environmental policies.
  • Informatics for life sciences.

Skills and abilities acquired

The SCIVEC master programme will provide:

  • A solid professional background in life sciences and ecology (through an in-depth and extensive study of chemistry, physics, biology, and ecology) coupled with the corresponding teaching skills.
    The ability to teach multiple disciplines in accordance with the most recent updates of the curricular area and with the new Education Act.
  • The ability to work in interdisciplinary areas by combining knowledge from chemistry, physics, and biology.
    Development of interpersonal communication, teamwork and job finding skills
  • The ability to use the newly acquired skills in real-life projects
  • For university-educated teachers in chemistry, biology, biochemistry and physics, the required skills for a fast and smooth integration in the new teaching system in accordance with the Bologna Convention.

Discipline de specialties

  • Professional skills and knowledge
  • Familiarity with the most recent tendencies in life sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, and ecology)
  • In-depth knowledge of the relationship between chemistry and other scientific areas (material science, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, medicine)
  • Creative use of molecular self-assembly concepts in the design of new materials.
  • Functional material synthesis based on green chemistry principles.
  • Reaction modeling at molecular and supramolecular level.

Further professional development of graduation

Masters specialization program LIFE SCIENCES AND ECOLOGY (Scivec) provides:

  • skills development in chemistry (deepening and broadening the knowledge, abilities, and skills structuring for specialists training)
  • the acquisition of double competencies by the introduction of complementary disciplines in the master program
  • the development of the transverse dimension of competence in inorganic chemistry, ecology and biology domains.
  • formation of skills related to interpersonal communication, teamwork, rapid insertion of human resources on the market
  • the valuation of the acquired expertise
  • empowerment and improvement of university graduates with specialization in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, from pre-Bologna series, engineers or teachers for the teaching profession in those areas.

Specific skills development in accordance with policies and strategies in the life sciences, as well as pedagogical and didactic subjects:

  • knowledge of development trends in the fundamental chemistry, ecology, and biology.
  • knowledge of structure-property relationship for inorganic compounds of practical importance and choosing the optimal synthesis strategy to obtain compounds with desired properties (magnetic, electrical, catalytic, medical properties, etc.)
  • knowledge of inorganic chemistry relationship with other fields: material science, biochemistry, medicine
  • creativity developing in the rational design of new materials using the molecular auto-assembly concepts
  • understanding and applying the principles of green chemistry in the synthesis of functional inorganic materials
  • modeling the interactions between particles in the chemical transformations
  • development of capacity for interpretation of experimental data by investigating: chemical reactions, thermodynamic aspects, reaction products, obtained material properties
  • understanding and using of general concepts for the acquisition of modern thinking and dynamic attitude to ensure the update and completing of the knowledge gained by teachers of chemistry, physics, biology.
  • developing the capacity of using the main information provided by the principles of physics, chemistry, and biology in the interpretation of the specific processes in food safety, ecology, microbiology, and pharmaceuticals
  • the optimal combination of verbal communication with the non-verbal communication
  • ability to complete research projects and exploitation of research results in teaching.

Human resources and logistics for student education

The program is supervised by Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Electrochemistry.

The teachers involved in the educational process are highly educated and very experienced professors and researchers. Many of them acquired their degrees and experience in major universities in France, England, Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA etc.


Curricula for this master of science degree program is available here:

Last updated Feb 2019

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