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Chemical Sciences

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Chemistry studies matter, its properties, and its transformations. It involves and regulates every aspect of our lives, our environment and our world, it makes it possible to understand the processes and phenomena that occur inside and around us. The development of chemical knowledge has a great technological impact and contributes decisively to economic and social development, making possible the discovery of new substances and the development of innovative materials. This enables Master graduates in Chemical Sciences to pursue rewarding jobs in industry and in the field of scientific research, services and environment.

Programme contents

The Master's Degree in Chemical Sciences further explore the knowledge of the various disciplinary subjects, providing specialist knowledge in the different chemical sectors. It includes a core of common courses, in which students study the behaviour of real systems using theoretical tools and advanced experimental techniques. Students complete their training by taking some optional classes, chosen on the basis of their interests and employment expectations, and during the thesis period, carried out in laboratories in universities, or in external labs, also abroad. The optional courses (some of which are taught in English) provide skills required to carry out research and development activities in the public and private sectors and are closely linked to the lecturers' research activities.

Job opportunities

Master's graduates in Chemical Sciences have specialised skills in the various fields of chemistry and are able to use modern chemical instruments, operating with a high degree of autonomy. They may: • hold positions of responsibility in laboratories for research and development, control and analysis in the industrial, environmental, health, cultural heritage and public administration sectors; • be freelance professionals and consultants, passing the qualifying examination and enrolling in the Chemists' Register, Section A; • continue their training enrolling in Ph.D. programmes, Specialisation and Advanced Master Programmes (2nd level); • take part in teacher training courses for upper and lower secondary school teachers.

More information

Course Director:
Prof. Gianluca Malavasi
tel. 059 205 8552
Tutoring delegate:
Prof. Gianluca Malavasi
tel. 059 205 8552

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