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Master Year 2 Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces

Master Year 2 Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English/French

Duration of the Course

12 months, full time

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s Degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Pursue a PhD

Asset n°2

Strengthen your research skills with a 6 month-research project

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Deepen your understanding of molecular chemistry and interfaces

The Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces (MOCHI) Master’s program is a high-level scientific and academic program offered by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the Université Paris Saclay. It is devoted to molecular chemistry and its applications in the fields of biology and material sciences.

The program delivers state-of-the-art knowledge in academic sciences and brings students closer to applications in industry. In order to reach a better understanding, students will be given access to molecular modelling tools.

The courses focus on organometallic chemistry and catalysis, supramolecular chemistry, chemobiology, and chemistry for optoelectronics. Delivered in English, the program also includes a literature and total synthesis project, as well as a 6-month research project.

Objectives

The program aims to:

  • Provide high-level learning in molecular chemistry to train tomorrow’s experts
  • Enable students to build complex molecules, understand and propose reaction mechanisms
  • Provide a program at the interface of biology, materials sciences, optoelectronics to imagine new applications and collaborations
  • Provide students with in-depth understanding using molecular modelling

After graduation, students will be able to work:

  • As a research scientist in academia or industry (after a PhD in molecular sciences), R&D engineer or project manager in chemistry
  • In key employment sectors like the pharmaceutical industry, agrochemical industry, cosmetics, petrochemistry, consulting and patent application

The courses of the first semester are structured into 6 modules of 6 ECTS each. Students will have the ability to follow all modules but they will have to select 5 out of the 6 modules proposed to pass the exams and validate their first semester. The selection of the followed modules will be possible up to two weeks after the beginning of the courses. Basic knowledge in organic, organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy, eletrochemistry, photophysics, classical Newtonian mechanics and classical thermodynamics, as well as quantum chemistry will be required to follow the program. The courses (4-5 months), which are given in english, are completed by a 6 months research project as well as a bibliographical project performed before the start of the research project. 

Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry, Materials

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Molecular modelling

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Chemistry for optoelectronics

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Chemistry and biology

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Advanced organic chemistry

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Bibliographical report, 3 ECTS

The six months research internship will start from the month of February. It can be performed in a chemistry unit belonging to an University (France or abroad) or in an industrial research center. The validation of the internship (27 ECTS) will be made on the basis of a research report together with an oral presentation. 

Students can do a semester abroad with the agreement of the Master coordinator.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of a Master’s program in Chemistry at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • A good knowledge in organic, organometallic chemistry, as well as a basic knowledge in spectroscopy, eletrochemistry, photophysics, classical Newtonian mechanics and classical thermodynamics, as well as quantum chemistry is required

Language prerequisites

English

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

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

  • 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

Description

The Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces (MOCHI) Master’s program is a high-level scientific and academic program offered by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the Université Paris Saclay. It is devoted to molecular chemistry and its applications in the fields of biology and material sciences.

The program delivers state-of-the-art knowledge in academic sciences and brings students closer to applications in industry. In order to reach a better understanding, students will be given access to molecular modelling tools.

The courses focus on organometallic chemistry and catalysis, supramolecular chemistry, chemobiology, and chemistry for optoelectronics. Delivered in English, the program also includes a literature and total synthesis project, as well as a 6-month research project.

Objectives

The program aims to:

  • Provide high-level learning in molecular chemistry to train tomorrow’s experts
  • Enable students to build complex molecules, understand and propose reaction mechanisms
  • Provide a program at the interface of biology, materials sciences, optoelectronics to imagine new applications and collaborations
  • Provide students with in-depth understanding using molecular modelling

After graduation, students will be able to work:

  • As a research scientist in academia or industry (after a PhD in molecular sciences), R&D engineer or project manager in chemistry
  • In key employment sectors like the pharmaceutical industry, agrochemical industry, cosmetics, petrochemistry, consulting and patent application

The courses of the first semester are structured into 6 modules of 6 ECTS each. Students will have the ability to follow all modules but they will have to select 5 out of the 6 modules proposed to pass the exams and validate their first semester. The selection of the followed modules will be possible up to two weeks after the beginning of the courses. Basic knowledge in organic, organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy, eletrochemistry, photophysics, classical Newtonian mechanics and classical thermodynamics, as well as quantum chemistry will be required to follow the program. The courses (4-5 months), which are given in english, are completed by a 6 months research project as well as a bibliographical project performed before the start of the research project. 

Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry, Materials

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Molecular modelling

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Chemistry for optoelectronics

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Chemistry and biology

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Advanced organic chemistry

40h

6 ECTS 

English

Bibliographical report, 3 ECTS

The six months research internship will start from the month of February. It can be performed in a chemistry unit belonging to an University (France or abroad) or in an industrial research center. The validation of the internship (27 ECTS) will be made on the basis of a research report together with an oral presentation. 

Students can do a semester abroad with the agreement of the Master coordinator.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of a Master’s program in Chemistry at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • A good knowledge in organic, organometallic chemistry, as well as a basic knowledge in spectroscopy, eletrochemistry, photophysics, classical Newtonian mechanics and classical thermodynamics, as well as quantum chemistry is required

Language prerequisites

English

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

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

  • 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