Next admission round:
- 2 years (24 months)
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Level of entry:
Presentation: Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies
The Master's Degree programme trains professional chemists who are able to develop original ideas and design new processes in the research field or in an applicative/industrial context.
The programme is interdisciplinary and offers many hands-on opportunities, allowing you to apply for technical or intellectual positions, to work with a large degree of autonomy and possibly even lead projects or structures. You will be able to work in research and development, quality assurance programmes, production control.
This programme has a unique approach to sustainable and green chemistry, providing you with an in-depth knowledge of interactions between chemical production and the environment.
The Master's Degree programme provides Master's students with an in-depth scientific training and solid understanding of advance aspects, both experimental and theoretical, of the principle areas of chemistry. The professional figure that students are shaped to is that of a high-qualified chemist able to elaborate and apply original ideas, whether in a context of research or of an applicative/industrial environment. In particular, students will be able to project and study new reactions or processes, to carry out the syntheses of new compounds, and follow the analysis of chemical products and materials - whether by the most advanced instrumental techniques, or through developing innovative and complex analytical methods - and produce results used critically appropriate data processing tools collected and those present in literature, by applying the knowledge in different working environments with particular attention to the environmental compatibility of the processes.
The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.
- Chemistry (in Italian);
- Industrial Chemistry (in Italian);
- Environment Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies (fully taught in English; Double Degree with Univerza v Novi Gorici).
Qualifications/expertise after completing the program
Master's graduates in Sustainable Chemistry and Technology have advanced theoretical and practical skills with which they may competently operate as employees or freelance professionals in all of the departments of a companies or a research institutes, as well as perform managerial tasks in chemical and manufacturing industries.
Moreover, they may register on the Italian roll of chemists (section A), once the relevant professional licensing examination has been passed.
Entry qualification : Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation, which is checked through the pre-evaluation procedure.
For students holding qualifications gained abroad: a minimum three-year degree is required.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You will need official translations along with verified copies of the original documents.
The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalised or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy.
You do not need to legalise the documents if:
- the qualification has been awarded by one of the signatory Countries of the European Convention of Brussels of 25 May, 1987 - Law 106/1990 (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy);
- the qualification has been awarded by a German institution, following the Italo-German Convention on the exemption from legalization of public documents - Law 176/1973.
You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
B2 level is required.
As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:
Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.
The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.
B2 level of English language is also required.
We accept the following international exams:
- IELTS 4.0-5.0
- TOEFL iBT 57-86
Admission to an open access Master's Degree course does not involve a selection process. However, you are required to have an adequate personal preparation and hold specific requisites. In this case, the Teaching Committee of reference will carry out an assessment.
A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.
Course cost description:
Cost of the Degree Programme :
- EU students: 2061€
- Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 2100€
- Non-EU students from developing countries (http://www.unive.it/): 700€
- Students from all other countries: 1200€
In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.