Chemistry

Ampolla in laboratorio
Chemistry
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Master programme
LM-54 - Chemistry
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian, English
International title
Double Degree
The Master in Chemical Sciences will be awarded to students who have shown:
· To have knowledge and understanding that is founded upon and extends that of the Bachelor's level in Chemistry, and that provides a basis for originality in developing and applying ideas within a research context;
· To have competences which fit them for employment as professional chemists in chemical and related industries or in public service;
· To have attained a standard of knowledge and competence which will give them access to third cycle course units or degree programmes.
Such graduates will:
· have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities, in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to chemical sciences;
· have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgements with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements;
· have the ability to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously;
· have developed those learning skills that will allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous, and to take responsibility for their own professional development.
The students with the degree in Chemical Sciences would be entitled to work in public and private-owned laboratories as highly qualified scientists. They could supervise the planning, production and characterization of new products and/or new materials, collaborate in the development of novel technologies, elaborate reports, handle and present chemical information. They could find positions in chemical industry, especially in pharmaceutical and fine chemicals companies, but also in the agrochemical, cosmetic and food chemistry, or teach Chemistry in High Schools.
They can also apply for Doctorate programmes, preferentially in Chemical Sciences, in our University or abroad. On average, around 25% of our students do so, after receiving the degree in Chemical Sciences.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
As part of the study plan, students can participate in the Erasmus programme projects activated for the Degree Course. In particular, under the Erasmus+ programme, students can choose from 20 European partner universities. At these locations students can earn credits by following courses and passing the relevant exams, or by carrying out part of the experimental thesis. The acquisition of credits is subject to the approval by the Academic Board of a specific study plan (the Learning Agreement) and to the passing of the exams at the foreign institution.
Some subjects of the Degree Course are currently taught in English. In addition, within the 12 CFU of free choice, there are also many courses of the Laurea Magistrale in Industrial Chemistry and other Master's Degree Courses taught in English, in order to increase the familiarity of students with the common language of the scientific world and to facilitate their mobility to European locations. In many of the Erasmus partner universities, in fact, the Master's degree courses are taught exclusively in English.
Students can also participate in the numerous seminar meetings with foreign lecturers.
The degree course offers integrated study programmes that award joint/multiple degrees (https://www.unimi.it/en/international/study-abroad/double-degree)

Attendance is mandatory for laboratory activities, and strongly recommended in all other cases.

Enrollment

Qualifications and knowledge required for admission

Graduates in Chemical Science and Technology (Class L-27, or Class 21 under Ministerial Decree 509/99) from any Italian university can access the Master's degree programme in Chemistry, provided they meet all curricular requirements.
Graduates of any other degree class from any Italian university, as well as those holding a qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable, can also access the programme, provided they meet curricular requirements.

For graduates from Class L-27 Bachelor's degree programmes of the University of Milan, all credits previously earned will count towards curricular requirements.
All other students must prove that they meet Class L-27 curricular requirements. More specifically, they must satisfy the following requirements:
- at least 20 credits (CFU) in mathematics, computer science and physics
- at least 70 CFU in the following academic fields (SSD): CHIM/01-06, CHIM/12, ING-IND/21-22, ING-IND/25 and BIO/10-12
Any credits earned in other fields will be assessed by the board for admission to the degree programme.

Italian and foreign students with academic qualifications obtained in Italy must submit an online admission application from 1 March 2021 to 27 August 2021. Please refer to the website https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/degree-programme-enrolment/enrolment-masters-programme/open-admission-master-programmes for updated information on the admission procedure.

Students who will graduate by 31 December 2021 may also apply.

Admission assessment

Candidates must meet curricular requirements (assessed after the admission application)and extra-curricular requirements, to be assessed by an Admission Board appointed by the Chemistry Academic Board, with at least three faculty members from the degree programme. Applicants must satisfy both curricular and extra-curricular requirements.
 

More specifically, the candidate's educational background will be assessed as follows:
a) European Chemistry Test (EChem Test, http://ectn.eu/committees/virtual-education-community/echemtest/) provided by the European Chemistry Thematic Network, for the assessment of chemistry skills. The test includes multiple-choice questions in English on topics grouped into four sections: Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. In order to pass the test, candidates must give at least 20% correct answers in each of the four sections. In case of a marginal fail (15-19%), the candidate may be called for an assessment interview with the Admission Board;
 b) Interview with the Admission Board, with a focus on subjects covered by the fundamental courses of degree class L-27. Candidates who fail the interview with the Admission Board may not enrol on the Master's degree programme for the current year.

The EChemTest will take place in July and September 2021. The schedule will be posted to the link https://scienzechimiche.cdl.unimi.it/sites/lf5y/files/2021-04/AMMISSIONI%20LM54_0.pdf. The test will be delivered remotely. An ID is required to sit for the test.

It is not necessary to register for the test, the application for admission involves automatic registration for the test. In particular, a few days before the test, students who have applied for admission will receive instructions by e-mail to access it on the indicated day. The instructions will also indicate how to carry out a proof test (N.B. no other proof tests will be provided).

In the following days, an interview with the Admission Board will be scheduled (possibly remotely). Failing candidates may sit for the EChemTest and interview again in December 2021. It is possible to repeat the test only once, in the subsequent session after the failed test. Candidates may also take the test and interview before graduating, without prejudice to the above-listed curricular requirements.

ALL CANDIDATES, INCLUDING THOSE WHO PLAN TO GRADUATE BY 31 DECEMBER 2021 ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE FIRST (JULY) OR SECOND (SEPTEMEBER) ADMISSION TEST AND INTERVIEW.

Graduates who passed the assessment test may enrol after 5 working days from the assessment date, within the terms set out on the website https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/degree-programme-enrolment/enrolment-masters-programme

For non-EU students, who may have visa and/or residence permit issues, an EChemTest will also be scheduled in May. Furthermore, it will be possible for them to schedule a remote interview on a videoconferencing platform.

Admission

Application for admission: from 12/03/2021 to 27/08/2021

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2021 to 30/09/2021


Please note

Admitted students who have already graduated must enroll by 30 September 2021, while those who will achieve the qualification or requirements set by 31 December 2021 must enroll by 15 January 2022.

Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Inorganic chemistry A 9 96 Italian CHIM/03
Mathematical methods applied to chemistry 6 56 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Organic chemistry A 9 96 Italian CHIM/06
Patents and Management of Innovation 6 48 English SECS-P/07
Physical chemistry A 9 96 Italian CHIM/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Chemical Safety 6 48 English IUS/07
Inorganic Chemistry B 9 96 Italian CHIM/03
Medicinal chemistry 6 48 English CHIM/08
Organic chemistry B 9 88 Italian CHIM/06
Physical chemistry B 9 96 Italian CHIM/02
Programming C 6 48 English INF/01
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Optional activities and study plan rules
2 - The student must choose 2 from the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Inorganic chemistry A 9 96 Italian First semester CHIM/03
Inorganic Chemistry B 9 96 Italian Second semester CHIM/03
Organic chemistry A 9 96 Italian First semester CHIM/06
Organic chemistry B 9 88 Italian Second semester CHIM/06
Physical chemistry A 9 96 Italian First semester CHIM/02
Physical chemistry B 9 96 Italian Second semester CHIM/02
3 - Student must earn 12 CFU by selecting 2 of the following items following teachings related and integrative.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Chemical Safety 6 48 English Second semester IUS/07
Mathematical methods applied to chemistry 6 56 Italian First semester MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Medicinal chemistry 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/08
Patents and Management of Innovation 6 48 English First semester SECS-P/07
Programming C 6 48 English Second semester INF/01
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The articulation of the courses in the semesters is described in the section "articulation of the courses".

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NOTA BENE: THE COURSES DENOMINATED IN ENGLISH ARE KEPT IN THIS LANGUAGE

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year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Thesis work and Final dissertation 39 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced methods in organic synthesis 6 48 English CHIM/06
Optional activities and study plan rules
5 - The student must earn 12 credits by choosing freely between all the teachings activated, offered by the University, provided they consistency with the educational project, even if they are held in Italian.
However, it is strongly recommended to use distinctive or, as appropriate, elective or integrative courses of the Related and Integrative courses of of the Chemical Master's Degrees consistent with the educational project.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced electroanalytical chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/01
Advanced physics methods in organic chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/06
Catalitic Methodologies in organic chemistry 6 48 English CHIM/06
Catalytic processes 6 48 Italian CHIM/02
Chemistry of organic natural substances 6 48 Italian CHIM/06
Crystal Chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/02
Environmental analytical chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/01
Environmental chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/12
Environmental elettrochemistry 6 48 English CHIM/02
Organometallic chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/03
Photochemistry 6 48 English CHIM/02
Physical chemistry of disperse systems and of interfaces 6 48 English CHIM/02
Quantum chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/02
Special synthesis techniques in organic chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/06
Synthesis and applications of inorganic materials 6 48 Italian CHIM/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Bioinorganic chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/03
Bioorganic chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/06
Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds 6 48 Italian CHIM/06
Databases and Cheminformatics Fundamentals 6 48 Italian CHIM/06
Electrochemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/02
Homogeneous catalysis 6 48 English CHIM/03
Nanoparticles: Chemistry and Applications 6 48 Italian CHIM/06
Photoluminescence and magnetic resonance: applications in organometallic and inorganic chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/01
Physical chemistry of solid state and surface 6 48 Italian CHIM/02
Physico-chemical methods of investigation applied to molecular systems and nanostructured 6 48 Italian CHIM/02
Simulation modeling of biomolecules 6 48 English CHIM/02
Solid state chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/03
Structural biology and enzymology 6 48 English BIO/10
Structural chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/03
Supramolecular chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/03
Theoretical chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/02
Optional activities and study plan rules
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In the first and second year the student must choose, from the following table, courses for a total of 36 CFUs so that
 - at least 6 credits belong to the chemical-analytical and environmental disciplines: CHIM/01 and CHIM/12
- at least 6 credits belong to the chemical-organic disciplines: CHIM / 06
- at least 12 credits belong to the disciplinary field "chemical-inorganic and chemical-physical disciplines": CHIM/03 and CHIM/02.
It is considered useful to point out that in the next academic year will be active also the course "Catalytic Processes". (6 CFU - CHIM/02).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Advanced electroanalytical chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/01
Advanced methods in organic synthesis 6 48 English First semester CHIM/06
Advanced physics methods in organic chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/06
Bioinorganic chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/03
Bioorganic chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/06
Catalitic Methodologies in organic chemistry 6 48 English First semester CHIM/06
Catalytic processes 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/02
Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/06
Chemistry of organic natural substances 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/06
Crystal Chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/02
Databases and Cheminformatics Fundamentals 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/06
Electrochemistry 6 56 Italian Second semester CHIM/02
Environmental analytical chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/01
Environmental chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/12
Environmental elettrochemistry 6 48 English First semester CHIM/02
Homogeneous catalysis 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/03
Nanoparticles: Chemistry and Applications 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/06
Organometallic chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/03
Photochemistry 6 48 English First semester CHIM/02
Photoluminescence and magnetic resonance: applications in organometallic and inorganic chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/01
Physical chemistry of disperse systems and of interfaces 6 48 English First semester CHIM/02
Physical chemistry of solid state and surface 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/02
Physico-chemical methods of investigation applied to molecular systems and nanostructured 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/02
Quantum chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/02
Simulation modeling of biomolecules 6 48 English Second semester CHIM/02
Solid state chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/03
Special synthesis techniques in organic chemistry 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/06
Structural biology and enzymology 6 48 English Second semester BIO/10
Structural chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/03
Supramolecular chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/03
Synthesis and applications of inorganic materials 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/03
Theoretical chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/02
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NORME TRANSITORIE

- Gli studenti che provengono dalle Lauree Triennali in Chimica Applicata ed Ambientale delle classi 21 e L-27 possono scegliere come insegnamenti Caratterizzanti sia da 6 che 9 CFU anche insegnamenti attivati per la Laurea Magistrale in Industrial Chemistry , sempre previa approvazione della Commissione Piani di studio.
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
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Internship tutor
Dissertation tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
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Credit recognition tutor
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Reference structures
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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