Master in Chemistry

Master in Chemistry

Chemistry for life sciences 2nd year

Presentation and goals

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge of research issues in the chemistry for life sciences field, in order to be able to successfully carry out research projects at this interface (by continuing in doctoral education).

In the 2nd year in Chemistry for life sciences, classes will focus on chemistry at the interface with biology and its applications, with, in particular, courses on bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. The teaching units in bioorganic chemistry focuses on the synthesis, engineering and modification of biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids and sugars) in order to obtain bioactive molecules as research tools for biology. As for the UE in Bioinorganic chemistry, its aim is to understand the role of metals in living systems in order to best imitate the way in which they work and anticipate how they interact with biomolecules. A course of biology specific to the 2nd year's CLS program raises students’ awareness about the different innovative biological targets which have significant therapeutic and diagnostic interest. This cross-disciplinary specialisation will broaden the students scientific culture at the chemistry-biology interface and enable a better understanding of the biological mechanisms and pathways that can be targeted. In parallel, students must also take a course of either biology or chemistry, within those proposed among the other programs of the chemistry or biology degree, to personalize their own formation. 



International dimension :

Internationally-oriented programmes

Students have the possibility to follow courses all taught in English in S9 (30 ECTS) as well as in the master 1st year (60 ECTS).



Master 2nd year

Practica, projects, and missions

The internship at the end of the 2nd year is an opportunity for students to be immersed for six months in a research academic laboratory, in France or abroad, and to play an active role in a research project.

Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Access condition

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 Science, and totalize 60 ECTS

Public continuing education : You are in charge of continuing education :
• if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies
• or if you followed training under the continuous training regime one of the previous 2 years
• or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed

If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP).

Candidature / Application

Opening period : from 4th of march to 27th of march 2024 included with e-candidat

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UGA registration fees : 243€ + 100€ CVEC

And after

And after

Further studies

After the 2nd year in Chemistry for life sciences :

  • Continue with a Ph D
  • Additional training in management, sales or quality

Sectors of activity

The 2nd year's master in Chemistry for life sciences leads to the following careers :

  • Design engineer, laboratory manager (upon completion of the master’s degree)
  • Higher education research professor
  • Researcher in academic or industrial laboratories (following a doctoral degree)