Integrative Chemistry & Innovation

Type de formation Formation initiale
Niveau de diplôme Master
Programme(s) gradué(s) Programme Gradué Chimie
Domaine(s) Sciences
Discipline(s) Chimie
Langue(s) d'enseignement Anglais
Lieu de la formation Paris

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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


Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent in Chemistry, or any science at its interface.
A C1 level in English is highly recommended since all courses are taught in English. 

Course description (M1)   /   Course description (M2)


•    Applicants must have validated a Bachelor degree or equivalent in Chemistry or or any science at its interfaces
•    A C1 level in English is recommended

Admission process

1 - Online application through 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) 

Application deadline for 2022/23 academic year (M1 & M2)

Session 1
- Online application : from December 6th 2021, to January 20th 2022
- Interview (for preselected candidates) : from February 3rd to March 22nd 2022
- Admission results : End of March

Session 2
- Online application : from March 1st to April 8th 2022
- Interview (for preselected candidates) : calendar to come
- Admission results : calendar to come

- 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 2022/23, based on 2021/22 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 92 € 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

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