Master of Chemistry

Master of Chemistry © Jonathan Piard
Master of Chemistry
The two-year Master of Chemistry programme allows students to gradually hone their personal career goals and corresponding specialization, with access to a wide range of research- (R) and professionally-focused (P) courses in various areas of chemistry and its boundaries with other disciplines (life sciences, environment, nanoscience, etc.).


The programme aims to provide both the knowledge required by a future chemist (organic chemistry, coordination chemistry, theoretical chemistry, spectroscopy, etc.) and all the expertise needed for the practice of chemistry (lab work, internship, research placement, etc.). Students also discover chemistry's contributions to interfaces with other disciplines through elective courses (chemical physics, molecular engineering, nanoscience, etc.).


M1 Première année de master 
Contact : Jonathan Piard Département Chimie 
Abdelkrim Meddour Université Paris-Saclay   

M2 "Formation à l'enseignement supérieur en chimie"
Contact : Cécile Dumas Département Chimie  
Cécile Dumas Université Paris-Saclay

M2 "Chimie organique"
Contact : Joanne Xie (ENS Paris-Saclay),
David Bonnaffe  Université Paris-Saclay  


M2 "Ingénierie moléculaire"
Contact : Joanne Xie Département Chimie  
Keitaro Nakatani /Joanne Xie Université Paris-Saclay 

M2 "Sciences, Technologies et Sociétés (STS)"
Contact : Philippe Fontaine Dépt Sciences sociales 
Philippe Fontaine Université Paris-Saclay  

M2 "Industrial and chemical applications of radiations (SERP-Chem)"
Contact : Valérie Genot (ENS Paris-Saclay),
Sandrine Lacombe Université Paris-Saclay


Master of Chemistry graduates can either go on to doctoral study or seek employment in France or abroad.

A master's degree in chemistry opens up a wide range of career options (depending on the specialization, and following a PhD where necessary) in the private and public sectors (companies, research and consultancy firms, the civil service): R & D engineers, project managers, laboratory or department heads in various sectors (chemical, pharmaceutical, agri-food, environment, analysis, petrochemistry, nanotechnology, materials, etc.), research engineers, researchers, academics, etc.