LM - 54 - Università degli Studi di Siena

Corso di Laurea Magistrale in “CHEMISTRY” 2 years - 120 CFU
Class LM - 54
Official language: English
Target: Motivated students with a three-year degree in Chemistry or an analogous degree
from EU and non-EU countries will study in a challenging environment at one of the leading
Chemistry Departments in Italy. In fact, the University of Siena is one of highest ranked Italian
universities in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry
(Source. Final Report of the National Evaluation of Research Quality, VQR 2004-2010 Area 03
Chemistry, page 25).
Objective: The Master Degree prepares students with an advanced knowledge and skills in
the most important areas of Chemistry (Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry). These
studies will prepare the student for a wide range of professional activities as well as
continued doctoral studies. Lessons are complemented with specific lectures on subjects
related to chemistry for life science or for sustainable development. The second year activity
includes with 300 hours (12 credits) of internship in companies working in all fields of
chemistry. The internship also allows for international experience within the EU through the
Erasmus programme and other European exchange programs. Numerous Italian companies
adhered to the internship program. The students complete their studies by participating in a
high level research project (6-8 months) within international research groups at the
University of Siena or other public or private institutions.
Students have the opportunity to apply for an international double degree. Contacts with
outstanding European University are in progress.
The scheme of the course for the Master Degree in Chemistry is reported in the following
1st Year
Semester A
Advanced Physical Chemistry I Course
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I Course
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advenced Biological Chemistry
Semester B
Advanced Physical Chemistry II Course
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II Course
Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Student choice
Student choice
CFU(Lecture hours)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
60 (480)
2nd Year
Course 1*
Course 2*
Course 3*
Internship in a Company**/in a research lab.
Experimental project for final dissertation
6 (48)
6 (48)
6 (48)
12 (300-360)
30 (750)
Total CFU (Credits)
*Course 1, 2 and 3 to be selected between the following course sets:
Chemistry for life
Smart polymers and biomaterials
Biophysical chemistry
Metal-based drugs
Protein crystallography
Surface chemistry and nanomaterials
Bioorganic chemistry
Computational Organic Chemistry
Chemistry for a sustainable development
Environmental Physical Chemistry
Environmental spectroscopy
Remediation of contaminated sites
Industrial biotechnology
Sustainable and efficient energy
Green chemistry and catalysis
Agriculture and Food chemistry
NMR applications for food chemistry
The course content will be available soon.
** At the moment the following Companies are available for the Master Degree internship:
Novartis Vaccines Italia (Siena)
Nuova Solmine s.p.a (Scarlino-Grosseto)
Biochemie Lab. (Florence)
Syndial-ENI (Milan)
Colorobbia s.p.a (Empoli)
Dompè Farmaceutici (Milan-L’Aquila)