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 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 permit the discovery of new substances and the development of 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 the environment.

Course content

A 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, analysis techniques and structural characterization. The choice of the courses will be based on their personal interests and professional aspirations. The degree program takes into account the skills and competences needed for research and development duties in the public and private sector , both regional and national. Courses are well integrated with the most innovative research activities.

Career options

Graduates will possess specialized competencies in different sectors of chemistry, and will concentrate on one specific theoretical and experimental area through activities aimed at the preparation of a thesis. They will also be able to use modern chemical instruments to solve complex problems and work with a high degree of autonomy. As a result, graduates in Chemical Sciences will be qualified for high-level positions in laboratories for research and development, in the monitoring and analysis of different areas of industry, the environment, health, and cultural resources, and in Public Administration. They can also perform consultancy activities as self-employed professionals (once they are entered into the Register of Chemists) or continue training in doctoral research studies, specialization programs, and advanced master programs. It is also important to remember that a degree in Chemistry 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.ssa Ledi Menabue
prof. Gianantonio Battistuzzi

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