The Master's Degree in Chemical and Industrial Chemistry Research Has an interuniversity character and is taught by the universities of Santiago de Compostela (USC, coordinator), A Coruña (UDC) and Vigo (UVI), with the collaboration of the Official College of Chemistry of Galicia.

This Master's degree includes a research orientation (five specialties) and a professional orientation, with a duration of one year (60 ECTS).

Its objective is to provide its students with the knowledge to obtain a solid base in advanced chemistry and in instrumental chemical and biological techniques that allow them to orient themselves towards research or towards professionalization in relevant topics of chemical science and technology.

Why study the degree

This master's degree, taught by the universities of Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and A Coruña, aims to:

  • To train professionals capable of competing in such dynamic areas as the chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, production of new materials, agri-food, environmental control and study, quality control and analysis, phytosanitary and bio-sanitary and renewable energies.
  • Provide advanced specialized training, mainly in instrumental techniques, that is useful to be able to advantageously opt for jobs in the public and private sectors.
  • To be an instrument of continuous training of professionals of the different fields of Chemistry.
  • Provide an advanced theoretical and experimental training, which allows them to access the doctoral thesis in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry.

What is learned

This Master's degree includes a research orientation and a professional orientation, with a duration of one year (60 ECTS). All students must complete an Advanced Compulsory Training module (15 ECTS) and carry out an end-of-course work with a researcher or professional profile of 18 ECTS.

The students of the research orientation must take 12 ECTS of the specialization module and 18 ECTS of the module of initiation to the research. The specialization module consists of 5 specialties (Structure and Chemical Reactivity, Synthetic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Nanochemistry and New Materials and Advanced Analytical Techniques) which comprise 4 elective subjects of 3 ECTS each, of which the student has to choose at least 4 subjects to complete the 12 ECTS. Those students who study three of the four subjects of one of the mentioned specialties, will obtain a mention of said specialty in its title. The module for initiation to research consists of the so-called Master Seminar of 3 ECTS and Academic Practices of 12 ECTS that must be carried out within the Research Group of the teacher attached to the Master who offers these practices.

The students of the professional orientation have to take 18 ECTS of the module of specialization and 9 ECTS of the module of initiation to the professional practice. The module of specialization is called Chemistry and Industrial Economics and comprises 7 elective subjects of 3 ECTS each, of which the student has to choose at least 6 subjects to complete the 18 ECTS. The module for initiation to professional practice consists of the subject of Project Management of 3 ECTS and Professional Practices of 18 ECTS that must be carried out in companies and / or public institutions.

Structure of the Study

Compulsory Training Advanced Chemistry

  • Selection and Validation of Analytical Methodologies
  • Techniques of Characterization of Materials and Biointerphases
  • Advanced Structural Determination
  • Industrial Processes and Sustainability
  • Tutorial Formative Activities

Structure and Chemical Reactivity

  • Molecular Modeling
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Fluorescence and Photochemistry Spectroscopy
  • Mechanisms of Reaction and Catalysis

Synthetic Chemistry

  • Applied Coordination Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Applications of Organometallic Compounds
  • Stereoselective synthesis
  • Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds

Biological Chemistry

  • Chemistry of Biomolecules
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Chemistry of Natural Products
  • Metals in Biological Systems

Nanochemistry and New Materials

  • Preparation of Nanomaterials
  • Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques
  • Properties of Materials
  • Molecular Materials
  • Challenges and Perspectives in Solid State Chemistry

Advanced Analytical Techniques

  • Chromatography and Analytical Separation Techniques
  • Analytical Mass Spectrometry of Organic Compounds
  • Advanced Atomic Techniques and Sensors
  • Sample Preparation Techniques

Chemistry and Industrial Economics

  • Industrial Chemistry: Process Control
  • Quality in Chemical Laboratories
  • Industrial Security
  • Chemical Industry Management Systems
  • Industrial Legislation
  • Economy and Business
  • Human Resource

Initiation to Scientific Research

  • Academic practices

Introduction to Professional Practice

  • Project management
  • Professional practices

Work End of Master

  • Work End of Master

Professional and academic outputs

Both at national and European level, chemistry is an important source of employment, being one of the twelve degrees most demanded by companies. The activity rate of chemical graduates is greater than 80%, and they are not long-term unemployed. Job offers are concentrated in the chemical, industrial, hospital, pharmaceutical and public administration sectors. To this is added the possibilities of the development of an academic and / or research career.

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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This course is Campus based
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1 year
1,882 EUR
Course price (60 ECTS) for students with residence in Spain or in the EU: € 1,882; Course price (60 ECTS) for students without residence in Spain or in the EU: € 3,293
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