M.Sc. Chemistry

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
<p> The Master of Science in Chemistry provides solid advanced training in molecular sciences as well as in the fields of analytical, bio-organic, environmental, materials, mineral, organic, organometallic, physical and polymer and environmental chemistry. The programme comprises lectures, internships and an experimental master&rsquo;s project.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

Description of Chemistry

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The Master in Chemistry provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper.

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Programme outline

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Master in Chemistry

Electives and work placement, 60 credits

Electives, 39 credits

E.g. Advanced Spectroscopic Methods; Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry; Bioorganic Chemistry; Synthesis of Natural Products; Statistical Thermodynamics; Computational Chemistry; Stereochemistry Analysis; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Mass Spectrometry

Three research placements, 21 credits

Research project, 30 credits

Mobility

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master´s degree.

Career opportunities

The Master of Science in Chemistry leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Private sector research, development and production
  • Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Development of new materials
  • Environmental protection
  • High value-added fine chemistry
  • Workplace safety and hygiene
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds
  • Agro-food industry
  • Inks and pigments
  • Regulations and scientific patents
  • Management and sales.

Contacts

Faculty of Science: Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneve 4

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63

secretariat-etudiants-sciences@unige.ch

Academic advisors:

Mr Xavier Chillier

T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15

conseiller-etudes-sciences@unige.ch

Chemistry and Biochemistry section:

Mr Didier Perret

T. +41 (0)22 379 31 87

Didier.Perret@unige.ch

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)
500 CHF / semester During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
Start date September  2015 Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014.
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years: 3 semesters )max. 5 semesters)

Duration full-time 15 months
Languages
  • English
  • French
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Master in Chemistry

Electives and work placement, 60 credits

  • Electives, 39 credits: E.g. Advanced Spectroscopic Methods; Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry; Bioorganic Chemistry; Synthesis of Natural Products; Statistical Thermodynamics; Computational Chemistry; Stereochemistry Analysis; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Mass Spectrometry
  • Three research placements, 21 credits

Research project, 30 credits

Requirements for Chemistry

Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees.


 

Work Experience for Chemistry

No work experience is required.

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