Master in Chemistry - Molecular Chemistry and Physicochemistry (MCP)


Program Description

In this Master program, the specialization “Molecular Chemistry and Physicochemistry” (MCP) consists of courses displayed in English and opened to international students.

Objectives of the program

The main objective of the M.S. in Chemistry is to meet the expectations of the companies by offering a program with a specialization covering several domains of activity which are recognized as sources of employment: chemical analysis, surface treatments, biomaterials, environmental preservation, modeling, synthesis.

The M.S. in Chemistry aims also to train future specialists highly qualified for laboratories of Doctoral Schools, C2MP (Chemistry, Mechanics, Materials, Physics), SIMPPE (Science and Engineering of Molecules Products and Energy) and other partner laboratories, with the ambition of an international opening by ensuring to give students a solid linguistic basis and the taste of mobility.

Molecular Chemistry and Physicochemistry (MCP) specialization

MCP takes place during the second year of Master (third and fourth semesters of the Master (S9 and S10)), and is opened to students granted after the 1st year of a Master program in Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Physical and Chemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Basic and Applied Sciences, and to engineer-students having finished two years of studies. Applications will be examined by the teaching team. An interview (telephone and/or face-to-face) is often proposed.

Educational locations


Job opportunities

  • In research, analysis and quality control laboratories of analytical departments or in interaction with a production team in the fields of Chemistry, Materials, Cosmetics or Medicine.
  • Research engineer in public or private laboratories.
  • Teacher of Secondary Schools.
  • Teacher-researcher of Higher Education (after a Ph.D.).

Knowledge domains

  • Analytical Chemical Physics with spectroscopic dominant but also in molecular modeling.
  • Organic Chemistry, design, synthesis, characterization, and use of organic compounds.

Associated skills and know-how

Shared skills for the M.S. in Chemistry:

  • ​Separating and quantifying molecular or mineral elements (in solid, liquid or gaseous state) and analyze the results by emphasizing the interactions between their properties and structure.
  • Developing a protocol of chemical analysis.
  • Optimizing a synthesis and analysis by the application of experimental plans.
  • Understanding the present and future constraints of the chemical industry.

Specific to the MCP program:

  • Developing and implementing experimental protocols in Chemistry and Chemical Physics.
  • Opening up new synthetic pathways of original organic molecules.
  • Ability to read the results of molecular analysis, elemental and structural compounds, particles and solid surfaces.
  • Selection of an analytical method, perform a clarification and confirm the analysis of an undesirable species in the production of a polymer or in a study of surface waters or soil.
  • Use and development of technologies for molecular modeling.

Transversal skills

  • Multidisciplinary teachings (writing of technological and scientific reports, security, business economics).
  • Some of the teachings are provided through project work.

Admission procedure

Each applicant must download the application form of the Master

Documents required for admission:

  • Passport (or identity card) and birth certificate.
  • Degree certificate (Equivalent to 60 ECTS at master level). This document can be sent later if final results or not yet available.
  • Marksheet.
  • Statement of purpose (motivation letter).
  • English proficiency test results.
  • Full postal address for all official correspondence.
  • optional – internship certificates and recommendation letters.

Once completed, the file and required documents must be sent to the Office of Education of the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies by e-mail or by postal mail.

The deadline for application is 10th of June 2019.

Upon receipt of your file, your application will be submitted to the competent committee for advice. The Office of Education will keep you informed about the decision as soon as possible.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will be rejected.

In case you are admitted you will receive a letter of acceptation that will allow you to start the procedure to get a visa (visa D student).

Very important: If you are foreigner, not graduated of a French University, and live in one of the following countries : Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Université de Lorraine is a French public university that offers to its nearly 52,000 students a full range of studies, in all fields, and in conformity to the Bologna model (bachelor/master/doctorate ... Read More

Université de Lorraine is a French public university that offers to its nearly 52,000 students a full range of studies, in all fields, and in conformity to the Bologna model (bachelor/master/doctorate). Read less
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