Quick fact

  • You can earn a double degree.

What will I learn?

The aim of this Master program is to provide students with a complete training in the domain of Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Materials, starting from the stage of conception, synthesis and elaboration, to physic-chemical characterizations, and their use for specific functions and applications.

The studied materials are diverse (inorganic materials, polymers, colloidal materials, hybrids, composites etc. and draw upon the main research fields studied within the laboratories of the University of Bordeaux.

Thanks to the partnership with the University of Cincinnati (USA), a double Master degree is awarded to selected students. These students spend the first year of the Master program at the University of Cincinnati


Students develop skills based on the large range of materials topics studied in the University of Bordeaux campus laboratory: inorganic materials, colloids, polymers, hybrid and composite materials etc.

Students have the opportunity to test and apply their skills during two training periods occurring in Year 1 (two months) and Year 2 (six months) of the Master. These training periods most often take place in the chemistry labs (eight in total) located on the Bordeaux campus but other opportunities are available and may arise in other academic or industrial laboratories.

Students are trained and equipped to enter both academic (fundamental research) or industrial (more applied research) fields. Whatever their profile, upon completion of their studies, they master a high level of skills in materials science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Maximum of €8,000 for year 1; maximum of €5,000 for year 2 and €400 for University registration fee.
Start date

January 2022


University of Bordeaux

351 cours de la Libération,


Ile de France,

33405, France

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must hold a Bachelor degree of Science or an equivalent degree. Other English language requirements: Students from English speaking countries must provide an official letter from the university confirming that English is the language of instruction. For TOEFL, a minimum of 550, 213 points respectively for paper-based, computer-based test is required.

For international students

  • Hold a Bachelor degree with honors or 3-year/180 ECTS equivalent in chemistry, physical chemistry or materials science.
  • IELTS score around 6.5; TOEFL score 79-93; minimal TOEIC score 900.