2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Photochemistry and molecular materials

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8026
Degree Programme Class LM-54 - Chemistry
Years in which the programme is being held

1st and 2nd year

Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Fabrizia Grepioni
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Candidates for the 2nd cycle degree programme in Photochemistry and molecular materials shall meet the curricular requirements and must pass a test to assess their personal competencies and skills.

Curricular requirements:

Candidates must have a 1st cycle degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad in one of the classes listed in the degree programme teaching regulations.

They must also have obtained credits in the subject areas indicated in the admission requirements established for the programme in the degree programme teaching regulations.

Assessment of personal competencies and skills

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the passing of a test to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills, which will follow the methods defined in the degree programme teaching regulations.

Furthermore, English language skills will be assessed in the methods laid down in the degree programme teaching regulations.

Programme profile

This 2nd cycle degree aims fundamentally to create experts in the fields of:

(i) design and synthesis of new materials with given properties;

(ii) modelling and simulation of the chemical and physical properties of both functional and structural materials;

(iii) chemical, physical and mechanical characterisation of natural and synthetic materials;

(iv) electromagnetic radiation-matter interaction and investigation of their effects, the governing mechanisms and relative investigation techniques.

Completing the curriculum prior to the dissertation, students are offered internships and preparatory work for the dissertation which may be performed in the department or two other facilities in or outside the university; during these activities, students acquire the knowledge to critically analyse the results of a research work and tackle the experimental study of a chemical topic on which the final examination will be based. Having completed the 250 hours allocated to these activities, students will in particular be able to (i) perform bibliographical research, (ii) manage the most common hardware and software practices, (iii) focus the chosen topic within a broader context, (iv) offer practical experimental and theoretical proposals to increase their knowledge of the chosen topic.


More information

The Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, where the second cycle degree programme in Chemistry takes place, was been nominated a centre of excellence by the 2007 CHE report for the quality of research carried out. This guarantees not only the highest levels of teaching but also the opportunity for students to have direct contact with a research environment of international prestige, especially during the preparation of the thesis.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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