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Master Year 1 Chemistry and Interfaces

Master Year 1 Chemistry and Interfaces
Year

Master Year 1

Program

Chemistry and Interfaces

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research and Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course Duration

12 months, full time

Course Start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of the second year of the Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Prepare for a PhD and gain strong experience for a career in research

Asset n°2

Benefit from a pedagogy favoring immersion in a research laboratory environment

Asset n°3

Participate in lectures from key industrial partners

Chemistry is a science that can be used to resolve many of the challenges faced by society today, from health issues to sustainable development. This program has been designed to provide students with cutting-edge knowledge in chemistry to be equipped to meet these challenges.

The program builds strong expertise in many different fields of chemistry including organic, organometallic, supramolecular, solid state and inorganic. It also builds bridges towards other scientific fields such as biology, material sciences and energy. This approach paves the way for students to develop innovations at the crossroads of different technological fields. The teaching is supported by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris research units, renowned for their excellence in chemistry including molecular chemistry, physical chemistry and material sciences.

Objectives

The program aims to:

  • Provide students with a high level of experimental and theoretical scientific training based on a broad spectrum of current chemistry research topics
  • Favor the immersion of students in a research laboratory environment to gain experience of new experimental techniques through a learning-by-doing approach
  • Foster chemistry knowledge and understanding in direct contact with researchers and up-to-date scientific issues

To complete this Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After completing the second year of the Master, students will be able to pursue a PhD or career in:

  • Research, research & development in the higher education system or public research institutes
  • Private sector as a research engineer in companies requiring high-level scientific knowledge or using science-based methodologies
  • Entrepreneurship for those looking to develop a company project taking advantage of laboratory research and benefiting from Institut Polytechnique de Paris incubators
  • Teaching in higher and secondary education

Core courses

2 mandatory courses

Electrons and nuclei in modern chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Solid-State Chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

1 mandatory course to choose among: 

Methods in Organic and Organometallic chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Quantum Physics of Electrons in Solids

36h

4 ECTS

English

Surfaces Molles

36h

4 ECTS

Français

 

Possible facultative courses to choose from:

Essentials in molecular chemistry

28h

4 ECTS

Français/English


Laboratory work in Chemical Sciences I

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

1 mandatory course to choose among

Experimental project

40h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Materials Design

36h

4 ECTS

English

Core course

Molecular Modeling

36h

4 ECTS

English

Possible facultative course:

Laboratory work in Chemical Sciences II

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Options

The student must choose a program between three options: 

  1. Biology and heath
  2. Energy and sustainable development
  3. Innovative materials for technology

In each program, they must follow three courses including mandatory courses: 

______

  1. Biology and health

 

Mandatory courses

Drug science

36h

4 ECTS

English

Total synthesis

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Choose one mandatory course among:

Experimental project

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Projet en modélisation des systèmes vivants

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English


_____

  1. Energy and sustainable development

 

Choose 2 mandatory courses among:

Sustainable chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Environmental chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Material science for energy conversion and storage

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Choose one mandatory course among:

Experimental project

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Chemical engineering

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Laboratory course in photovoltaics

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English


______

  1. Innovative materials for technology

 

2 mandatory courses

Material science for energy conversion and storage

36h

4 ECTS

English

Nanomaterials: Electronic and energy applications

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Choose one mandatory course among:

Experimental project

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Current trends in material science

36h

4 ECTS

English

Laboratory course in photovoltaics

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

 

Internship

Research internship

It can be performed in an academic or industrial laboratory in France or abroad.

Early April to the end of August

Minimum of 4 months

26 ECTS

The student must write a research report and perform an oral presentation

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Bachelor of Science in chemistry that covers the prerequisites specified in the Master’s year one courses.

Language prerequisites

B2 level of English is required.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Greg Nocton
Thierry Gacoin

Program office

Sandra Schnakenbourg

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

Chemistry is a science that can be used to resolve many of the challenges faced by society today, from health issues to sustainable development. This program has been designed to provide students with cutting-edge knowledge in chemistry to be equipped to meet these challenges.

The program builds strong expertise in many different fields of chemistry including organic, organometallic, supramolecular, solid state and inorganic. It also builds bridges towards other scientific fields such as biology, material sciences and energy. This approach paves the way for students to develop innovations at the crossroads of different technological fields. The teaching is supported by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris research units, renowned for their excellence in chemistry including molecular chemistry, physical chemistry and material sciences.

Objectives

The program aims to:

  • Provide students with a high level of experimental and theoretical scientific training based on a broad spectrum of current chemistry research topics
  • Favor the immersion of students in a research laboratory environment to gain experience of new experimental techniques through a learning-by-doing approach
  • Foster chemistry knowledge and understanding in direct contact with researchers and up-to-date scientific issues

To complete this Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After completing the second year of the Master, students will be able to pursue a PhD or career in:

  • Research, research & development in the higher education system or public research institutes
  • Private sector as a research engineer in companies requiring high-level scientific knowledge or using science-based methodologies
  • Entrepreneurship for those looking to develop a company project taking advantage of laboratory research and benefiting from Institut Polytechnique de Paris incubators
  • Teaching in higher and secondary education

Core courses

2 mandatory courses

Electrons and nuclei in modern chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Solid-State Chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

1 mandatory course to choose among: 

Methods in Organic and Organometallic chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Quantum Physics of Electrons in Solids

36h

4 ECTS

English

Surfaces Molles

36h

4 ECTS

Français

 

Possible facultative courses to choose from:

Essentials in molecular chemistry

28h

4 ECTS

Français/English


Laboratory work in Chemical Sciences I

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

1 mandatory course to choose among

Experimental project

40h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Materials Design

36h

4 ECTS

English

Core course

Molecular Modeling

36h

4 ECTS

English

Possible facultative course:

Laboratory work in Chemical Sciences II

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Options

The student must choose a program between three options: 

  1. Biology and heath
  2. Energy and sustainable development
  3. Innovative materials for technology

In each program, they must follow three courses including mandatory courses: 

______

  1. Biology and health

 

Mandatory courses

Drug science

36h

4 ECTS

English

Total synthesis

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Choose one mandatory course among:

Experimental project

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Projet en modélisation des systèmes vivants

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English


_____

  1. Energy and sustainable development

 

Choose 2 mandatory courses among:

Sustainable chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Environmental chemistry

36h

4 ECTS

English

Material science for energy conversion and storage

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Choose one mandatory course among:

Experimental project

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Chemical engineering

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Laboratory course in photovoltaics

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English


______

  1. Innovative materials for technology

 

2 mandatory courses

Material science for energy conversion and storage

36h

4 ECTS

English

Nanomaterials: Electronic and energy applications

36h

4 ECTS

English

 

Choose one mandatory course among:

Experimental project

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

Current trends in material science

36h

4 ECTS

English

Laboratory course in photovoltaics

36h

4 ECTS

Français/English

 

Internship

Research internship

It can be performed in an academic or industrial laboratory in France or abroad.

Early April to the end of August

Minimum of 4 months

26 ECTS

The student must write a research report and perform an oral presentation

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Bachelor of Science in chemistry that covers the prerequisites specified in the Master’s year one courses.

Language prerequisites

B2 level of English is required.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Greg Nocton
Thierry Gacoin

Program office

Sandra Schnakenbourg

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr