Master's in Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials

Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials is a master's programme promoting the environmental society of tomorrow. Graduates get a high-value degree with a unique combination of technology and natural sciences.

Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials, Master's Programme in Chemistry

Title

Master of Science

Study places

20

Duration of studies

2 years

Scope

120 credits

Teaching method

On campus

Next application period

4-18 January 2023

Programme profile

Top reasons to study Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials

  • A multidisciplinary curriculum which integrates strong chemistry know-how to engineering studies in a unique way.
  • Students get a skill set of high value with excellent employment prospects.
  • University of Oulu offers excellent facilities and guidance for practical laboratory work - a huge reserve of infrastructure in student’s use.
  • Collaboration with the chemical industry and research units is intense. Students typically complete master’s theses for global companies and thus gain a smooth transfer to actual work-life.
  • High-quality and innovative research in sustainable chemistry in several disciplines of chemistry and chemical engineering is reflected in studies.

The studies offer a wide range of education opportunities in science and technology and an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with modern experimental techniques.

"For instance, a student can include studies in the field of engineering – process engineering is a typical choice among many others – to further build their interdisciplinary study path."

The degree programme contains advanced studies in different fields of chemistry: analytical, applied, inorganic, organic and/or physical chemistry. The programme also contains compulsory laboratory work and optional studies offered by other degree programmes in the Faculty of Technology.

Core skills and competence

The graduate will be able to:

  • Independently search, interpret and absorb chemistry-related scientific knowledge and take responsibility for his/her own professional development
  • Independently apply adopted, advanced knowledge to solve a scientific problem or to produce new knowledge in chemistry or chemistry-related environment
  • Critically handle chemistry-related data and draw conclusions based on it
  • Perform scientific research using scientific methods
  • Clearly present and give reasons for results to a specialist and non-specialist audience
  • Work as a specialist in the industry or public sector or in chemistry-related tasks.

Programme structure and courses

Eligibility

An applicant must have or to be about to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or in a closely related subject (Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering etc.).  Preference is given to applicants with strong background in chemistry.

Occupational profiles of the graduates

The graduates will have excellent theoretical knowledge and a solid base to continue their academic career, if they so wish. The practical skills gained in the programme means that they will be primed to respond to the needs of industry and make for valuable recruiting assets for private companies and the public sector alike.

Possible job titles include:

  • Product Development Chemist
  • Laboratory or Research Manager
  • Researcher.

Collaboration with the chemical industry boosts employment

As a student you will have supportive, high-quality study environment where ready contacts to research and development units in the field help realizing your career aspirations.