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University Master's Degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design - 8th edition

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Language of instruction

From Monday to Friday.

Course date

From October 2021 to June 2022

Academic coordinator
Dr. Josep M. Ricart / Dr. Antonio M. Echavarren
URV Faculty
Faculty of Chemistry (URV)

(for students from the UE, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra*, or resident in Spain, price for 2021-22).

Rest of students: €2,913.

*Students with degrees from other countries will be charged an academic tax of €218.15 the first time they enrol only.

Student Office
(+34) 977 77 99 44

Covid 19 update: We might move face-to-face classes to an online format if the latest developments in the health emergency make this necessary.

The University Master's Degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design provides students with in-depth theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques in product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in industry. The general objectives are the following:

 i) To provide high-level scientific training in the fields of molecular synthesis, catalysis and design, so that graduates can undertake doctoral studies and pursue a scientific or academic career.

ii) To provide graduates with a capacity for innovation and the necessary skills to synthesise sustainable chemical products and processes in the professional world.

The aims of the courses are the following:

- To enable students to use synthetic methodologies and design ways of obtaining new products with the tools of computational chemistry.

- To familiarise students with modern techniques for characterising molecular compounds, surfaces and solids.

- To provide tools for understanding the most advanced principles and applications of catalysis.

- To train students to design chemical processes on a laboratory or industrial scale through channels that meet the standards of sustainability and environmental friendliness.

- To provide students who wish to undertake doctoral studies with more advanced, specific knlowledge relevant to their research: synthesis, catalysis or modelling.

  • AQU Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design 1
  • AQU Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design 2
  • Certificació SIGQ Síntesi i Catàlisi
  • FQ instituion label - Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design

There are still 7 scholarships available for this master's degree. Apply now!

Last places! Pre-registration is open until 20th September.