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University Master's Degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design - 9th edition

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Check the timetable for the academic course 2023-24

Course date
25/09/2023 - 20/09/2024
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 academic year 2023-24).

Rest of students: €2,913.

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

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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 knowledge 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

Master Project Fellowship Programme of the URV’s departments of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ).