Master frontiers in chemistry

Language(s) of instruction: English

Length of study: 2 years, full time

Course Location: Université Paris Cité, France

Degrees awarded: Master Frontiers in Chemistry

Entry Requirements: having obtained or being in the process of validating a Licence 3 or a Bachelor’s degree. Students may enter directly the 2nd year of the program under certain condition listed on the program website.

Language pre-requisites: Certified B2 level in English

Course overview

The academic program combines training in Molecular Chemistry directed towards Life sciences and in Physical chemistry oriented towards Nanosciences, Surface science and Energy. This Master’s program is supported by high-level research laboratories with international reputation and network.

The main objective of the first year (M1) is to provide students with a strong background in the various aspects of molecular chemistry, physical chemistry and reactivity at the interfaces with materials, surface and life sciences. Theoretical knowledge acquired through tutoring and analysis of scientific articles is complemented by a 2 to 5 months internship. Through the choice of optional courses, students can prepare their second year specialization.

The second year (M2) of the Master is intended to provide extensive knowledge and training in various topics including molecular chemistry, electrochemistry, spectroscopies, environmental chemistry, chemistry for life sciences or chemistry for energy. Students can choose among four itineraries (listed below), and will be able to additionally include two optional teaching units. A six months’ internship will complete the Master’s Degree.

M2 itineraries:

  • Biologically Oriented Molecular Chemistry (BIOMOL)
  • Chemistry for Nanoscience and Energy (CHENS)
  • Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences (Phys-Chem-Life)
  • Analytical Sciences for Environment (SAFE)
Skills and competencies developed
  • Strong fundamental background in chemistry
  • Mastery of advanced spectroscopic techniques
  • Openness to multi-disciplinary approaches, team effort, link with the world of research.
  • Autonomy enabling to evolve, work and communicate in an international scientific context


Mr. Martin DEOTTO,Administrative Coordinator
Prof. Mélanie ETHEVE-QUELQUEJEU, co-chair of the Master’s program

Prof. Marc ROBERT, co-chair of the Master’s program