Chemical sciences

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (2 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Chemistry concerns is the study of matter, its properties, and the transformations which it undergoes. It involves and governs every aspect of our lives and enables us to understand the processes and phenomena which occur inside and around us. Chemical knowledge and its applications have a great technological impact because they allow to discover new substances and to develop innovative materials. Chemistry will be a major player in the many challenges awaiting humanity in the future, and will permit graduates to undertake interesting and rewarding careers in industry, public and private services, and in the environmental field.

Course content

The Second-Cycle degree in Chemical Sciences provides an in-depth theoretical and practical preparation and the acquisition of specialized knowledge in the various fields of chemistry. The program begins with a basic group of courses that all students have to take. In these courses, the most advanced theoretical and experimental techniques are used to study matter and its transformations. In the second year, students will deal with specialized sectors such as chemistry of the biological systems, chemistry of materials, theoretical and computational chemistry, advanced analytical techniques and advanced techniques for structural characterization. The choice of the courses will be based on the student's personal interests and professional aspirations. The Second-Cycle degree program provides the skills and competences needed for research and development duties in the public and private sector. Courses are well integrated with the most innovative research activities of the teachers.

Career options

Second-Cycle graduates in Chemical Sciences will possess specialized competencies in different sectors of chemistry, and will deepen the knowledge of one or more specific theoretical and experimental areas through activities aimed at the preparation of the thesis for the final dissertation. They will also be able to use modern chemical instruments to solve complex problems and work with a high degree of self-sufficiency. As a result, Second-Cycle graduates in Chemical Sciences will be qualified for high-level positions in laboratories for research and development, quality control and analysis of different areas of industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical) as well as in the fields of environmental sciences and cultural resources, and in Public Administration. They can also perform consultancy activities as self-employed professionals or continue training in doctoral research studies, specialization programs, and advanced master programs. It is also important to remember that a Second-Cycle degree in Chemical Sciences opens up employment opportunities in teaching and non-traditional chemistry sectors, due to the practice of creating interdisciplinary teams made up of professionals with different and complementary backgrounds.

List of single courses taught in English

- Chemiometria [ credits: 6]
- Chimica bioinorganica [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. Gianantonio Battistuzzi
prof. Gianantonio Battistuzzi

The course is managed by the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences