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Erasmus Mundus Master in Sustainable Catalysis (SuCat) - 1st edition

120 ECTS
Places available

As an international master's degree, students must undertake their studies in at least two of the participating universities:

The first semester is compulsory and is taught at the University of Poitiers (France).

In the second semester the students will study at one of the other universities, which must be different from the one that they choose for their speciality.

During the third semester, the students will choose their speciality. Each university will offer a different speciality.

In the fourth semester, the students will write their master's theses in their chosen ambit of specialisation and, depending on its nature, they may complete it at one of the three universities, at a research centre or at a company working in the sector.

Academic coordinator
Dr. Josep Manel Ricart
Faculty of Chemistry (URV)
Master's degree website

Student Office
(+34) 977 77 99 44

  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Universidade Aveiro
  • Univerité Poitiers

As a graduate of this master's degree you will become an international expert in catalysis with all the skills needed to pursue a career in laboratories, industries and all types of companies.

This qualification is unique in Europe because it combines the expertise of three leading universities in catalysis and sustainable chemistry: the University of Poitiers, specialist in heterogeneous catalysis; the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), with great expertise in homogeneous catalysis and the University of Aveiro, an international leader in biocatalysis.

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For further information consult the website of the master's programme.

Career opportunities

As a graduate in the Interuniversity Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Sustainable Catalysis, you will be an expert qualified to work in the following areas:

Food products and animal nutrition


Health and pharmaceutical products

Automotion and transport

Protection and reduction of environmental pollution

Production of monomers and polymers

Functional materials

Production of basic products

Fuels, natural gas and production and storage of energy


Students must choose between three specialities:

· Homogenous catalysis (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

· Biocatalysis (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

· Heterogeneous catalysis (University of Poitiers, France)

Specific grants

You can find information on the specific grants on the website of the Université de Poitiers

Participating universities

Université de Poitiers (France) (coordinating university)

Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)

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