• The Master’s Degree Course aims at training professional chemists who can be employed at an international level;
  • Two curricula are available:
  • Chemistry of Environment, Health and Local Resources
  • Chemistry of Sustainable Materials
  • Agreements signed with numerous companies and organizations guarantee “in-field” internship training;
  • Strong focus on developing laboratory/research skills;
  • Small students groups ensure a stimulating and dynamic study environment

Topics and focus

  • Advanced methods of chemical analysis and their applications in the fields of modern chemistry
  • Transport and spreading of substances in complex matrices
  • Catalytic reactions and their applications in sustainable processes and green chemistry
  • New strategies for producing sustainable materials;

Teaching approaches

  • Lectures plus practicums and laboratory work
  • Individual and group projects aimed at developing “problem solving” skills
  • Curricular internships

Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM54 Chemical Sciences
50 Slots available
Language English
Duration 2 years

Course description

The Degree Program in Chemistry provides graduates with in-depth education to work as a professional chemist, further developing the knowledge, skills and competences acquired during the First-Level Degree Courses in Chemistry or similar courses at university level. The Program is based on a common core of subjects designed to provide students with more advanced and specialized knowledge of the various fields of chemistry and it is subsequently completed with two Curricula focusing on specific knowledge of chemistry for the environment and health or molecular design and development of materials and molecules of industrial interest


Students who have graduated in the following classes: L-27, LM-13, or possess a Degree in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the previous five-year systems and any other qualification (also obtained abroad), and recognized as suitable by the Department Board are allowed to enroll in the Master’s Degree Course in Chemistry


Providing the skills that Professional Chemists need to successfully apply chemistry in up-to-date and innovative ways to solve problems related to the environment and health (Cur. Environment, Health and Local Resources), dealing with molecular design and developing innovative materials and molecules of industrial interest (Cur. Sustainable Materials)


The Program prepares graduates to work as managers in public and/or private analyses laboratories of various sectors (environmental, food, health etc.), and as researchers and specialized technicians in various public or private entities involved in the development, formulation and synthesis of new molecules and materials


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes.
  • Scholarships for non-EU students Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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