Integrative Chemistry & Innovation

Program type Initial Training
Degree Master's
Graduate program(s) Graduate Program in Chemistry
Domain(s) Fundamental Sciences
Discipline(s) Chemistry
Teaching language(s) English
Place Paris

PSL host school

Other PSL school(s) contributing to the curriculum


Supported by renowned schools and research institutes - École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL, ESPCI Paris - PSL, Ecole Normale Supérieure - PSL, Institut Curie, Collège de France, MINES Paris - PSL, IBPC, the new Integrative Chemistry & Innovation (ICI) track explores advanced topics in chemistry in an up-to-date, transversal and transdisciplinary manner.

This master's degree is part of the graduate program in Chemistry.

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Learning goals

The Integrative Chemistry & Innovation master's degree is entirely taught in English. It is a transdisciplinary track exploring advanced topics in chemistry, through a la carte choice of transdisciplinary teaching units based on the up-to-date research developed at PSL university. It is articulated along three major goals:
- a broad training in fundamental chemistry with transdisciplinary courses exploring multiple fields in chemistry in an unprecedented integrative manner
- a training for and by research through research-oriented classes and a long research internship
- an awareness in current challenges and opportunities, with the possibility to follow dedicated courses in scientific and technological innovation


This program leads to a large number of opportunities, including but not limited to:
•    Academic research (PhD, postdocs)
•    Private sector research, development and production
•    Innovation and entrepreneurship
•    Scientific patenting
•    Consulting


Master Year 1 
• Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Bachelor in Sciences with a major in Chemistry 
• A C1 level in English is recommended (but not mandatory)

Master Year 2
• 1st year of Master's degree in Chemistry validated (or Master's degree in Sciences with a major in Chemistry)
• A C1 level in English is recommended (but not mandatory)

Admission process 2023/24

Application deadlines

Online applications (Master's degree Year 1 and Year 2) : January 10, 2023 to March 10, 2023 (2pm, CET time) on PSL portal

Some of attachments and information to be provided:
•    Resume
•    Cover letter explaining your interest in this program
•    Academic transcripts since first year of higher education
•    Copy of English language certificate (TOIEC, TOEFL etc.) if available. C1 level recommended.
For the record, the master track is taught in English.
•    Contact details of 2 academic references
•    A copy of passport ID page(s)/ identity card/ or resident's card

2 - Interview (for preselected candidates) 

- Duration: 2 years
- Location: Center of Paris, on the campus of PSL
- Institution of registration: École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL
- Degree issued: Master’s degree delivered by Université PSL (grade application in process)
- Tuition fees: The estimated annual tuition fees for 2023/24, based on current fees :
- 243 € / year (French and EU students)
- 3770 € / year (non-EU students not benefiting from an exemption). More information.
In addition to these fees, there is the Student Life and Campus Contribution (CVEC) of 100€ per year. More information on the CVEC.

MASTER YEAR 1 (M1 level)

Semester 1 (30 ECTS)
- 4 basic courses in Molecular design and synthesis (MDS), Analytical and physical chemistry (APC), Theoretical chemistry (TC) and Smart materials (SM)
- 3 advanced courses to be chosen among 4 in MDS, APC, TC and SM
- Mathematics and physics for chemistry
- Research challenge
- Innovation 1: Design thinking
- French language for foreigners

Semester 2 (30 ECTS)
- 2 super-advanced courses chosen among a broad offer in MDS, APC, TC and SM
- Innovation 2: Prototyping
- Pre-internship project
- 3-month research internship
- French language for foreigners

MASTER YEAR 2 (M2 level)

Semester 1 (30 ECTS) : a choice of 5 teach units (6 ECTS) among the following one:

- Flow chemistry, an emerging technology for organic synthesis
- Valorization of small molecules
- Dynamic and reconfigurable polymers and soft materials
- Coupling analytical techniques for in operando monitoring of local events
- Dynamics of molecular processes in biological systems
- Modeling and understanding of reaction processes
- Optical materials, from design to devices
- Databases and statistical learning for chemical discovery
- Magnetic resonance
- Scientific and technological innovation 
- DNA nanotechnology (open in 2022)

Semester 2 (30 ECTS): research internship

Course description (M1)     /    Course description (M2)

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