Master in Chemistry

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The Master in Chemistry of the Université Grenoble Alpes is a two-year diploma course (M1 and M2).:

Within the Master in Chemistry, the training follows a progressive specialization. The aim is to give Master's students a common base of knowledge and skills in chemistry in the first year and then specialized teaching in four Master 2 courses. The first year (Master 1) is common to the four Master 2 programs

During the Master’s in Chemistry degree, students will acquire both in-depth theoretical skills in their field of specialization, as part of the M2 programs, and general skills in chemistry, with a wealth of experimental know-how in this field where bench experiment is of prime importance. In this way, students will acquire the disciplinary skills vital for any type of chemist (in particular analytical methods, spectroscopy, experimental and bibliographic techniques, amongst others) and skills more focused on the applications specific to each master 2 programs. The more specific classes vary from the life sciences interface, to polymer materials and organic synthesis. A Master 2 program is also dedicated to technical sale training

The classes will be given in  English discipline .

The “disciplinary” classes are also supplemented by several cross-disciplinary classes regarding graduate employment, and by mandatory internships (from 2 to 5 months in M1 and 6 months in M2) which enable the students to get to grips with working in a team, in an academic or industrial setting, in France or abroad.


At the end of the Master’s degree, which draws on a rich network of businesses and research laboratories on the site, graduates wishing to enter the industry with five years of university education will be able to work as laboratory managers (as design engineers, research and development engineers, team leaders, pilot managers, production managers, heads of process management and improvement or heads of industrialisation). Those who want to continue with a thesis will be able to undertake doctoral studies to become researchers (towards posts in higher education, public research or industry). The ChemTechCo program, which is a work-linked course, trains technical sales representatives for companies in the chemical instrumentation and environmental analysis sectors.

Access conditions

First year Master's degree: If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Science  Chemistry, Biological Chemistry  or Physical Chemistry  or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s program in the same domain, you are eligible to apply to the Master’s degree in Chemistry. 

Second year Master's degree: to be eligible to apply you should have completed, or be enrolled in a first year of a Master program in Chemistry, Biological Chemistry  or Physical Chemistry , and totalize 60 ETCS.

Candidates from a foreign university: see more information here :

Continuous education:
Students fall under the continuous education scheme if they:
- go back to studies after an interruption of two years or more,
- did follow a continuous education program during one of the two previous years,
- are employees, independent entrepreneurs or registered as job seekers.

In case you do not have the required diploma, you might initiate the accreditation of personal and professional experience (VAPP).


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Please be aware that the procedure differs depending on the diploma you want to take, the diploma you have already obtained and, for foreign students, your place of residence.

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