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STUDY JOURNEY

What will I learn?

This international Master program focuses on the fundamental aspects of physical chemistry and then leads on to specialized topics so that graduates may be integrated within both academic and industrial fields.

Program outline

The PCCP program aims to integrate Master students within academic and industrial fields of fundamental physical chemistry. Various aspects are concerned: study of matter and its transformations, analysis and control of physical and chemical processes, light-matter interactions and spectroscopy techniques, modeling of physical and chemical processes from molecular to macroscopic scale. Applications cover scientific fields ranging from nanotechnologies, photonics, optoelectronics and organic electronics, to environmental sensors and detection systems.

The PCCP Master is supported by high-level educational and research partners, represented by the consortium of universities engaged in the program. Students follow their courses within a challenging, international environment. Annual summer schools, organized by the consortium partners, complete the students’ training by offering a focus on several topics relative to PCCP.

Program structure

The first year of the Master degree is focused on the fundamental aspects of Physical Chemistry (thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy and numerical tools). International aspects of the program are introduced progressively during the first year, with some courses taught in English. A remote research project is also programmed to promote collaboration between students of the partner universities within the context of international scientific project management.

The second year is dedicated to specialized topics (advanced spectroscopy and imaging, photonics, computational chemistry, environmental sciences). All courses are taught in English and international mobility is mandatory (at least during the second semester for the Master thesis work), thus strengthening the international dimension of the degree. Numerous mutualized lectures are carried out featuring high-level, local research activity. Practical aspects are emphasized to favor the future integration of the student within the working world.

Master students following the specific UBx-USFQ double degree program spend between five and nine months in Quito (Ecuador) to complete the Master thesis. During this period, assistant professor positions at the USFQ are available for Master students of the program.

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
University registration fees €400; Tuition fees and library access for students coming from outside of the EU and the EEA - 3,770€, EU and the EEA student fee - 243€
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 of Science in Physical-Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics or an equivalent degree.

A good level of English is required: level B2 › M1: 70% of classes are taught in English › M2: all classes are taught in English

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