The task of Industrial Chemistry is the use of chemical knowledge for the research and development of processes aimed at obtaining products and materials of industrial interest.
The Master's Degree Program in Industrial Chemistry of the University of Parma proposes training aimed at the most current aspects of the chemical industry, such as the study of energy-efficient synthesis processes with high selectivity for a reduced environmental impact , aimed at obtaining high consumption and high quality products for the various application sectors.
The course includes 11 courses with theoretical and experimental contents, with as many exams for learning assessment. The training is completed with courses of free choice, with validity of twelfth exam, and ends with a work of experimental thesis lasting 6 months. The master's degree prepares the profession of industrial chemist with employment opportunities in research, development and process control laboratories in the various industrial sectors in which chemical knowledge is required, both in the production and in the quality control and safety and environmental protection.
The master's degree in industrial chemistry also prepares for access to the profession, in particular at the level of consultancy, or for the continuation of the study within the research doctorate courses, typically in the field of chemical sciences and applied chemistry.
Because in Parma
Because the degree course is part of the Department of Chemical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sustainability, awarded by the MIUR as "Department of Excellence 2018-2022" with extraordinary funding for research and teaching. A stimulating environment, full of laboratories, equipped with avant-garde instruments. A door to the world that offers possible teachings in English, Erasmus study programs and OverWorld scholarships, to develop the experimental thesis abroad.
The degree course offers the opportunity to learn about and interact with important companies and prestigious universities by participating in exchange programs also in international research projects. We guarantee a network of contacts and collaborations with numerous national and international companies, research and development centers in the most innovative industrial sectors (food, chemical, pharmaceutical industries, CNR institutes), and contact with spin-offs born in the inside the Department, realities full of stimuli that ignite ideas!
What awaits you after graduation
As a graduate in Industrial Chemistry, you can aspire to play significant roles in the design of advanced processes, products and materials for innovative technological applications. This degree also prepares you for the profession of chemist or for the continuation of the study within the PhD courses, typically in the field of chemistry or material sciences.
The employment opportunities you will be able to access include research and development, quality control, control of production activities, analyzes in various types of chemical industries and in multiple sectors.
The skills you will acquire will allow you to find employment in a wide range of chemical products companies, even with marketing and sales assignments. The national employment rate one year after graduation is 87.5% for Industrial Chemistry (source AlmaLaurea 2017).