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Master’s Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier

The aim of this programme is to train new professionals in the field of nanotechnology, materials and chemical engineering. It is of particular interest for graduates in any of the branches of the experimental sciences and technologies (chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, quantum chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, etc.) and it clearly prepares them for future research.

The students will acquire the skills required for them to join universities, research institutes, industry and services with a strong sense of innovation, development and entrepreneurial vision.

The Master’s Degree has been awarded with the distinction of "International Master's Programme" by the AGAUR, the Agency for the Management of University Grants and Research of the Catalan Government. This award recognizes the international nature of the master’s programme and, at the same time, boosts its international renown.

Career opportunities

As well as knowledge and skills, the master’s programme is a springboard for students who want to work in research, development and innovation at universities, research institutes and industries that require new scientific and technical knowledge.

  • Research at universities and research institutes. The master’s degree is a requirement for being admitted to a PhD programme and the key to a future career as a researcher.
  • Research, development and innovation in industries based on new scientific and technical knowledge (biotechnology, microelectronics, telecommunications, energy storage, new materials, etc.) and traditional industries (chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, ceramics, textiles, etc.) interested in innovation.
  • Management, control and strategic planning of nanotechnological techniques, products and processes in the electronics industry, telecommunications, biomedicine, biotechnology, pharmacology, etc.
 Master's Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier  
Description Master's Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier  
Duration 60 ECTS credits - 1 year  
Modality Face-to-face  
Timetable Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 17.00 p.m  
Mobility The Master’s Degree offers six students the possibility of doing their thesis (6 months) at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston MA USA.  
Language English  
Places available 30  
Collaborating institutions Universitat de Barcelona, Institut de Microelectrònica de Barcelona, ICIQ  

Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Química

Doctoral studies Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering  
Website Nanociència, Materials i Processos: Tecnologia Química de Frontera  
Social media  URV Master Nanoscience and Nanotechnology  
Docent period October 2016 to Sept. 2017 (+info)  
Master's degree Thesis September  
Academic coordinator Dr Jordi Riu Rusell  
Academic contact jordi.riu(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat  
Administrative contact Secretary’s Office of the School of Chemical Engineering
977 558 769

The Master's Degree offers grants to the candidates who have pre-enrolled. The amount of the grants for international students is approximately € 6,700/year (€ 3,000 for tuition fees, plus € 3,700 for living expenses).

Grants are also provided for national students (free enrolment) and one grant is awarded by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation (€ 5,000).

The Fundación Carolina and the URV offer a grant.

  • Talent Master (€ 3,200 for tuition fees, plus € 3,800 for living expenses).
  • Teaching Assistant Grants (free enrolment, about 3200 €)
  • Fundación Catalunya-La Pedrera (5.000 €)



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