Master of Science: Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry
The "Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry" Masters course is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme
within 7 European universities, providing students with state of the art spectroscopic techniques in a
broad range of modern chemistry applications.
The ASC Master of Science diploma is delivered after completion of 90 ECTS (3 semesters) of
courses and 30 ECTS of a Master thesis. Courses are taught in English at the seven partner
universities. The network student population will be in the 60-70 brackets, with a student to teacher
ratio of 2.0 or better. The ASC programme recruits students with a Eurobachelor in Chemistry, or
holders of equivalent degrees, and a B2 prerequisite English level.
The selected students will study in at least 2 countries (minimum mandatory mobility: one semester):
- A 1st semester at Lille (FR) or Leipzig (DE), dedicated to provide all candidates with a
common platform of core courses in advanced spectroscopic methods, including magnetic
resonance, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy and diffraction techniques.
- A second semester at Lille (FR) or Leipzig (DE), where in addition to courses in spectroscopy,
the ASC curriculum prepares students for specialisation courses and research projects to be
carried out at a later date, in which spectroscopy will be the backbone.
- A 3rd semester mobility in any of the consortium institutions for specialization courses, where
expansion is provided with applications in the following specialities:
o Univ. of Bergen (NO): Spectroscopy of natural products.
o Univ. of Bologna (IT): Quantum Chemistry, Catalysis.
o Univ. of Helsinki (FI): Spectroscopy of Environmental and Green Chemistry.
o Univ. of Krakow (PL): Optical Spectroscopy, Computational and Forensic Chemistry
o Univ. Leipzig (DE): Bioorganic NMR, Protein Crystallography.
o Univ. of Lille (FR): Solid State Spectroscopy - NMR, X ray diffraction.
o Univ. of Madrid (ES): Chemical sensors, ultrafast Lasers and femtochemistry.
- A 4th semester mobility in any of the consortium institutions upon student choice of a
research topic towards the Master thesis, which will be strongly encouraged to be based on a
collaborative project between two of the partner institutions.
A Summer school will be organised each year in the ASC Master programme, at the end of the first
year, bringing ASC students in one location as a group.
The ASC Master aims to prepare students to become experts and develop international skills towards
doctoral programs and/or professional activities in chemical analysis, characterization of the structures
of materials, and measurements of fast phenomena. The joint/ multiple Masters of Science diploma in
"Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry" is awarded by the seven universities of the consortium, with a
joint Diploma Supplement.