Master in Chemistry

Master in Chemistry

Master 2 Polymers for advanced technologies


This program’s aims at giving students the necessary knowledge in Polymer Science, and at teaching them the novel methods of synthesis, design and characterization of polymer materials with specific properties. The course is devoted to functional polymers used in biomedical applications and fields linked to renewable energies, environment and sustainable development. These fields are closely connected to the AXELERA, TENERRDIS and PLASTIPOLIS business clusters as well as to the French National Solar Energy Institute (INES) and the POLYNAT Carnot Institute. This master program involves training in and through research in polymers and gives students possibility to work within a company through additional professional training.

Professionally speaking, the jobs available to students after the master programs lie in research and development laboratories of polymer producers (chemical industry) and in industries using polymers such as microelectronics, optoelectronics, fuel cells and batteries, biomedicine, cosmetics, energy storage and conversion and coatings.

The first year of the Master M1 in Chemistry leads to four Master 2 programs: ChemTechCo, CLS, PTA and SOIPA. The different first semester courses offer a scientific knowledge in chemistry and its interfaces with life sciences and polymeric materials. During the course, the students will acquire the disciplinary skills vital for any type of chemist (in particular analytical methods, spectroscopy, experimental and bibliographic techniques, amongst others). By choosing the Polymers courses, students inclined towards the Functional Polymers M2 program will also acquire knowledge in the synthesis of polymers with controlled architecture, and in the conformational and configurational analysis of polymers. These classes are supplemented by cross-disciplinary classes focused on languages and graduate employment and by a mandatory internship (from 2 to 5 months) which enables students to get to grips with working in a team, in an academic or industrial setting, in France or abroad.




Formation tournée vers l’international

Internationally oriented courses

Students can follow the master with course entirely taught in English, in Master 1 and in Master 2





Access conditions

First year Master's degree: If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Science or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme in Science, you are eligible to apply for 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 programme in Science, 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 programme 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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Be aware that the procedure differs depending on the diploma, the degree obtained, or the place of residence for foreign students.

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Further studies

The proposed studies are of two types. Students who do not wish to do doctoral dissertations enter either directly into the labor market or follow a second master's degree in order to acquire transversal skills, often in a business school. Students from the training who wish to continue their studies with a thesis find thesis funding.


Professions targeted by the M2:

The graduate of can aspire to jobs of technical frame or frame of research and development in the public domain (research laboratories) or private (companies producing or using polymers):

- Manufacturing and production;

- Basic or applied research, laboratory or field experimentation

- Development of techniques, installation, maintenance and sale of equipment;

- Monitoring and quality control; Analyzes;

- Transmission of knowledge, dissemination of knowledge, scientific communication and animation, teaching.


162/5000 In the 2014-2015 survey, 5 graduates are in the labor market (job + research). Of these, 80% are employed 30 months after graduation.