Chemistry - Curriculum Chemical Innovation and Regulation (ChIR), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
Chemistry - Curriculum Chemical Innovation and Regulation (ChIR) is a Joint Master course organized by a Consortium of Universities: The University of Algarve, the University of Barcelona, the University of Bologna and Heriot Watt University.


The mission of the Chemistry - Curriculum Chemical Innovation and Regulation (ChIR) offered by the University of Bologna is to provide its students with the all tools and knowledge from the scientific, the regulatory and the economic point of view necessary to manage the risks of chemicals responsibly and to meet responsibilities over chemical legislation worldwide. 

ChIR stakeholders are any institution or individual concerned with the risks of chemical substances over humans and the environment, namely the European Chemicals Agency, the national chemicals regulation bodies, chemical industry companies, and the public in general.

ChIR will continuously update its curriculum and structure looking towards the fulfillment of its stakeholders’ expectations by preparing professionals highly competent to deal with the challenges of chemical innovation and safe regulation of chemical substances.  The vision of the EMMC ChIR is to become the reference in Higher Education for the regulation of chemical substances. The EMMC ChIR aspires to be a model of successful European cooperation, promoting scientific research to support regulations on new chemical substances. 

The EMMC ChIR will contribute to the competitiveness of European and non-European companies by compliance with international regulations on the use of chemical substances and through the development of new safer alternatives. 

Career prospects

ChIR graduates gain an in-depth knowledge in chemical design, industrial processes, marketing, risk assessment and chemicals regulations. The EMMC ChIR is designed to attend the needs of chemical companies, research centers and regulation bodies. It opens student’s perspectives for bright professional careers as risk assessment experts, regulatory affairs specialists, regulatory scientists, regulatory professionals, innovative chemical scientist.

The EMMC ChIR is a second cycle degree that grants access to third cycle degrees in the fields covered by the course. In particular, it is an excellent step towards a doctorate in regulatory science and doctorate in innovative and sustainable chemistry.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Alternative Green Products
  • Properties of Materials and New Materials
  • Patenting New Products
  • Drug Design
  • Structure Toxicity Relationship
  • Chemical Databases
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Food and Chemistry
  • Soft Materials
  • Design of Chemical formulations
  • Synthesis and Properties of Inorganic Nanomaterials
  • Sustainable biocatalytic processes
  • Peptides and peptidomimetics as green chemistry tools

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Strong Academic Background in appropriate disciplines - A "strong academic background" in appropriate disciplines means candidates must hold a high education diploma issued by a competent High Education authority attesting the completion of a degree equivalent to a 1st cycle (180 ECTS), in a field where Chemistry plays an important role. This may be a degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Clinical Analysis, Medicine, etc.
  • Demonstrated command of the English language
  • Adequate financial resources 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Residents of a Partner Country: 14000€ for the 24 months course
  • Residents of a Programme Country: 6000€ for the 24 months course

Living costs for Bologna

750 - 1100 EUR/month
Living Costs

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


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