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ABOUT THIS COURSE
STUDY JOURNEY

What will I learn?

This international Master program offers a high-level, interdisciplinary academic program focusing on the raw material value chain with particular emphasis on recycling.

Program outline

The AMIR Master program focuses on the raw material value chain, with particular emphasis on recycling. The two main objectives are:

Educate students to become highly-skilled European professionals with expertise in various types of materials. This expertise will enable them to develop, at a large and ambitious scale, new methods for material recycling. In addition, the AMIR program includes classes on transferable skills such as innovation, ethics, intellectual property, life cycle assessment, sustainability and advanced research strategies.
Develop a deep entrepreneurship mind-set with the help and expertise of associated businesses, incubators and innovation services as well as a large panel of industries.

Semesters 1 and 2

The first year of the Master program takes place at the University of Bordeaux in partnership with the research and technology organization, Tecnalia. Students learn about general and technical aspects of the raw material value chain (general chemistry, material science, lifecycle of materials) as well as about the main outcomes of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): sustainability, intellectual transformation, value judgments (ethical, scientific and sustainability challenges), creativity, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Semesters 3 and 4

The third semester (Master 2) is dedicated to a specialization in one of the partner universities. This part of the program offers the possibility to follow selected advanced materials classes for various applications (energy, e-mobility - magnets, transport, environments - catalysis, etc.).

The specializations are:

Darmstadt: material design for recycling

Liege: metallurgy and metals recycling

Madrid: mineral recycling for construction and other sectors

The program is completed with a three to six months’ internship (Master thesis).

Strengths of this Master program:

AMIR graduates are international entrepreneurs and innovators, able to work anywhere in Europe and beyond.

High-level education and research environment.

Practical insights with advanced research labs.

High-quality internships.

Mandatory international and intersectional mobility.

Supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and the International Master program of the Bordeaux “Initiative of Excellence” (IdEx).

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
4,000€ per year for students from ‘partner countries’.
Start date

January 2022

Venue

University of Bordeaux

351 cours de la Libération,

BORDEAUX,

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 in Engineering or Environmental Sciences with advanced knowledge in Chemistry (minimum 3 years of study / 180 ECTS), or a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Physical-Chemistry, Materials (or Matter) Sciences.
  • Language requirements: This Master program is taught entirely in English. Students must possess a good level (level B2 according to CEFR) of English.
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