Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling (AMIR), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
This international Master program in Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling (AMIR) from Université de Bordeaux, offers a high-level, interdisciplinary academic program focusing on the raw material value chain with particular emphasis on recycling.

About

This international Master program in Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling (AMIR) from Université de Bordeaux, offers a high-level, interdisciplinary academic program focusing on the raw material value chain with particular emphasis on recycling.

Program outline

The AMIR Master program focuses on the raw material value chain, with particular emphasis on recycling. The two main objectives are:

  • Educate students to become highly-skilled European professionals with expertise in various types of materials. This expertise will enable them to develop, at a large and ambitious scale, new methods for material recycling. In addition, the AMIR program includes classes on transferable skills such as innovation, ethics, intellectual property, life cycle assessment, sustainability and advanced research strategies.
  • Develop a deep entrepreneurship mind-set with the help and expertise of associated businesses, incubators and innovation services as well as a large panel of industries.

Programme Structure

Semesters 1 and 2

The first year of the Master program takes place at the University of Bordeaux in partnership with the research and technology organization, Tecnalia. Students learn about general and technical aspects of the raw material value chain (general chemistry, material science, lifecycle of materials).

Semesters 3 and 4

The third semester (Master 2) is dedicated to a specialization in one of the partner universities. This part of the program offers the possibility to follow selected advanced materials classes for various applications (energy, e-mobility - magnets, transport, environments - catalysis, etc.).

The specializations are:

  • Darmstadt: material design for recycling
  • Liege: metallurgy and metals recycling
  • Madrid: mineral recycling for construction and other sectors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The program is aimed at candidates having a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Environmental Sciences with advanced knowledge in Chemistry (minimum 3 years of study or 180 ECTS credits), or a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Physical-Chemistry, Materials (or Matter) Sciences.

Selection criteria

Selection of candidates will be a cooperative process between partner institutions and will be based on a consensus. The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects:

  • Academic background

  •  Motivation letter

  • Language skills

  • Work experience 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bordeaux

750 - 1,050 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • AMIR students: 1,700€ minimum mobility grant (700€ for M1, 1,000€ for M2)
  • University of Bordeaux grants, based on merit (750€ per month, per student during their M2 and 750€ travel bonus for non-EU students)
  • Additional scholarships for the mobility period: Eiffel grants (for international students, covering a full year in Bordeaux), Erasmus program scholarship of at least 220€ per month (available for all AMIR Master students for 12 months maximum)
  • Note: incentives are proposed to industries who offer highquality internships (Master thesis). This represents fellowships of at least 500€ per month, per student.

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