Chemistry is the science that studies how the atoms are arranged in molecules, materials and in living organisms, and, even more importantly, how do they rearrange and thus make up for nearly all the processes of every day life.
Two master options are available at the Department of Chemistry, namely the programme «Chemistry» (90 ECTS credits) and the programme «Chemistry, option Chemistry, Communication and Innovation» (120 ECTS credits). The two options are made of five compulsory modules (organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry and research) and two elective modules to be selected between the following options: analytical chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, advanced inorganic chemistry, advanced materials chemistry, polymer chemistry. The research module is dedicated to experimental laboratory work and it is aimed at acquiring the capacity to synthesise compounds, characterising their properties, and determining the structure of unknown compounds. Depending on the choice of modules, students acquire the command of advanced synthetic, analytic, spectroscopic, theoretical or industrial tools. Concerning the programme «Chemistry, option Chemistry, Communication and Innovation» (120 ECTS credits), an extra module of 30 ECTS credits is dedicated to transferable skills: writing of scientific papers and articles, statistics and project planning, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a research internship in a university or a company in Switzerland or abroad. The final six months consist of a master thesis, carried out on creative research in one of the Chemistry Department's research groups.
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