Master's Degree in Chemical Science and Technology (MCTE)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB

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Master's Degree in Chemical Science and Technology (MCTE)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB

What does it consist of?

During the past century scientific research has been characterized by a progressive specialization and an increasingly accentuated division of the subjects under study. On the contrary, many of the problems relevant to society are multifaceted and their study requires a certain capacity for general vision and the connection of ideas. In this context, a postgraduate training in Science and Chemical Technology (CyTQ) provides the tools and training necessary to achieve a global vision of chemistry and related areas as well as their industrial processes.

The chemist with interdisciplinary training is qualified to develop his research / professional work beyond the borders of traditional fields, being able to collaborate with researchers / professionals from other disciplines other than chemistry and its technology and contributing as added values ​​its solid formation, its understanding of chemical processes and reactions in diverse fields and their ability to transfer ideas from one field to others such as biology, food, medicine, energy, the environment and materials, among others.

The Master in Chemical Science and Technology derives from the old University Master's Degree in Chemical Science and Technology that was implemented in 2006 and has been continued uninterrupted until 2014 and constituted the training phase of the PhD program in Science and Chemical Technology. This PhD program has the quality mention of the Ministry of Education MCD2007-00572, as well as the Mention Towards Excellence of the Spanish Government (REF MEE2011-0104). The accumulated experience has served to design a new master adapted to the new regulations and to the needs of the current work and social environment.

What will you learn?

By studying this master's degree you will understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context. In addition, you will know how to apply the acquired knowledge and its ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to science and chemical technology. You will be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of your knowledge and judgments.

You will know how to communicate your conclusions - and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them - to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way. By completing the master's you will be able to analyze and interpret complex data in the environment of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, in addition to developing theoretical-practical skills to solve problems of interest applied in the context of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. You will know how to value the importance of chemistry and its advances in sustainability and the protection of the environment. You will perform laboratory experiments based on theoretical knowledge and adequately describe the results, relating them to the proposed theories; all this through advanced experimental techniques.

What can you do when you're finished?

Knowledge in chemistry is essential to develop a professional career in a wide range of sectors. These jobs have a broad impact on the quality of life of society. The main areas where we can find professionals linked to the world of chemistry are: food, advice, quality control, teaching, industry, research, environment, occupational risk prevention and health among others. Our master's degree provides students with the necessary skills to work in any job related to Chemical Science and its technology, which provides a wide range of employment opportunities.

Access to other studies and professional opportunities

Third cycle studies in general.

Doctor's degree from the University of the Balearic Islands in the program of Experimental Sciences and Technologies (Science and Chemical Technology).

Structure of the studies

The Master's Degree in Science and Chemical Technology is an annual offer and has a teaching periodicity of a complete academic course. A student who is entitled to a total of 60 ECTS, being 30 ECTS compulsory and common to all students. These 30 compulsory ECTS are associated to two modules: "Instrumental Techniques" (12 ECTS) and "Master's Thesis" (18 ECTS). The remaining 30 ECTS can be taken by choosing subjects from the optional specialization module. These subjects are grouped in five different thematic blocks so that the student can obtain his master's degree with one of the following five specialties as long as he attends at least 24 credits of the corresponding block:

  • Biological Chemistry;
  • Organic Chemistry;
  • Chemistry and Physics of Materials;
  • Chemistry and Food Technologies;
  • Chemistry and Environmental Technologies.

Students who opt for professional guidance must compulsorily take the "External Practices" module of 6 credits, being able to complete the remaining 24 elective credits with the specialization module subject.

Admission profile and admission criteria

The conditions of admission in the Master's Degree in Science and Chemical Technology are those established in general in Royal Decree 1393/2007 (HTML) (modified by Royal Decree 861/2010 [HTML]), by which they are regulated the official postgraduate university studies.

The recommended or suitable entry profile for the Master's Degree in Chemical Science and Technology is that of a graduate or graduate in one of the following subjects: chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biology, food science and technology, pharmacy, industrial engineering and chemistry. That is to say, this university master's degree is open to graduates with a basic training in chemistry who wish to specialize in Chemical Science and Technology or begin research in this field. The level of knowledge required of the master's students will be equivalent to level B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages: learning, teaching, evaluation (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, 2002). The accreditation of this level can be done during the completion of the master.

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish
  • English

Last updated February 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
1 year
Full time
2,008 EUR
Price applicable to nationals of the Member States of the European Union and residents of the Spanish State
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