The ASC network aims at preparing students to become experts and develop international skills towards doctoral studies, and/or professional industrial careers in chemical analysis and characterization of the structure of materials.
A mobility scheme ensures that, in addition to high specialization and access to state of the art technologies, students will do a common core curriculum of studies in different higher education institutions throughout Europe.
Students completing this European masters degree with a thesis will be better prepared for European R and D careers in instrument manufactures, spectroscopic laboratories, analytical enterprises or administrative organizations.
Further scientific progress towards PhD programmes will also be made available.
Double/Joint ChemistryEuromaster® of Science with thesis diploma in «Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry» awarded by the universities of the consortium, after completion of 90 ECTS of courses and 30 ECTS of a Master thesis.
A diploma supplement will be provided.
The Chemistry Euromaster® Label has been awarded on 01.12.2008 by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA) to the consortium members for the EM Master Course in "Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry" for a period of 5 years.
Master Course: Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry
All members of the ASC Consortium are members of the Utrecht network.
ASC Master Course is a two-year (4 semesters) progamme. Each semester (30 credits) must be completed to obtain the ASC Master diploma.
The third semester comprehends theoretical courses (20 credits) and a Project Case Study (10 credits).
The fourth semester is dedicated to the research project & master thesis (30 credits).
Modern chemistry is concerned with complicated materials whose properties and uses can only be understood when the materials are viewed as a whole and not merely defined in terms of component parts.
Superconductors, resins and ceramics require a true understanding of structure but not only a simple chemical analysis. Continuing developments of new composite materials for a wide range of applications in industry and medicine need ever better understanding not only of static structure but of the dynamic nature of molecular interactions.
The imitation of nature has been a dream of mankind throughout the ages and the introduction and uses of the technologies of biomimetric chemistry, nanoscience and nanotechnology are rapidly arriving at this goal. Designer substances like the additives used to improve the colour, taste and smell of food, the omnipresent nutraceuticals and engineered pharmaceuticals may indeed soon be a thing of the past as they are replaced by the molecular machines of nanotechnology which can act directly in synergy with the organism as such. Chips carrying genetic information for the production of enzymes and biocatalysts and ultimately for a range of more complicated molecular machines open undreamt of possibilities.
A clearer understanding of the world around us leads to the recognition that the earth itself should be considered as a single chemical system.
Examination of this global system is of vital importance and has led to the development of green chemistry as a label for environmentally more friendly chemistry.
These ongoing developments require a much improved understanding of chemical structure and action, and the ability to examine intact systems of great chemical complexity. The key to such understanding lies in a variety of spectroscopic techniques which are able to provide a true picture of molecular assemblies and small changes taking place within them. Such advanced spectroscopy must be able to operate in real time and give reports on ultra rapid fast reactions.
The developments occurring within chemistry need Urgent expansion in the following five categories:
This description about worldwide problems in chemistry needs to be addressed by common European answers. One of them is this programme in advanced spectroscopy, offered as a full programme at the participating institutions.
Pre-requisite level: Eurobachelor in Chemistry or equivalent degree. Students from all over the world can apply.
3rd countries* students with outstanding academic records are eligible for a category A Scholarship.
Eu students with outstanding academic records are eligible for a category B scholarship.
The same application file will be examined both for admission to the ASC programme and selection for ASC Scholarship.
*3rd countries = all other countries than:
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A certain number of SCHOLARSHIPS will be made available to the students with the best results in the ASC ranking. The academic board of the Master ASC has got the entire responsibility of this decision.
For Non-European students, we can offer a monthly payment of 700 during 20 months. These payments will be guaranteed for the whole duration of the ASC Master course, i.e. 2 study years.
For European students, the monthly payment will be 500 during 20 months, i.e. 2 study years.
Students who are offered this ASC scholarship will get a full tuition waiver and thus will not have to pay any registration fee.
ASC Category A Scholarships - for Third-country students
Students selected for an ASC scholarships are to be third-country nationals of high academic quality whose enrolment in the ASC Master Course has been accepted by the consortium offering the Course.
Third-country nationals, eligible for an ASC category A scholarship, are Citizens from all other countries than: the 27 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Nederlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden,Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland ).
Students apply for these scholarships directly to the ASC consortium offering the Course. For each student the scholarship amounts to 7,000 Euro per academic year. This includes 10 monthly grants of 700 Euro and a tuition waivor for the admission fees of 245 per academic year.
ASC Category B Scholarships - For European Nationals and EEA-EFTA states
European students and all applicants not fulfilling the requirements for Category A scholarship (see above) can apply for a category B scholarship directly to the ASC consortium offering the Course (one single application procedure to apply for admission to the ASC Master Course and for the ASC scholarship). Category B scholarship amounts to 5,000 euro per academic year. This includes 10 monthly payments of 500 euro and a tuition waivor for the admission fees of 248 per academic year.
ERASMUS MUNDUS External Cooperation Windows - Scholarships for students from specific geographical areas:
UNIVERSITY LILLE1 is involved as a partner institution in ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOWS programmes, and scholarships are available at Masters level (among others) for students of the following countries:
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More international cooperation programmes of the University of Lille
- Tuition waiver: tuition waivers are granted for a limited number of applicants, based on proof of outstanding study records, and/or financial needs.
- Erasmus and/or other local Mobility grants are available for non EM-granted students registered in ASC Master Course:
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