Master Scholarships in Quality in Analytical Laboratories

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Master Scholarships in Quality in Analytical Laboratories; The Erasmus Mundus Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories (EMQAL) is a master course for laboratory managers and scientists who wish to implement and manage Quality Systems in analytical laboratories, or work in Quality System environments in accredited analytical laboratories.

The master is offered by a Consortium of five European universities and three non-EU universities:

  • University of Barcelona (Spain, ES) - coordinator
  • University of Algarve (Portugal, PT)
  • University of Bergen (Norway, NO)
  • University of Cadiz (Spain, ES)Gdansk 
  • University of Technology (Poland, PL)

and

  • Central South University (China)
  • Novosibirsk National Research State University (Russian Federation)
  • University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

and ca. 25 Associate Partners, including several higher education institutions, both private and public companies, accredited laboratories and research centers (see Partner Institutions section).

The programme duration is 24 months (120 ECTS), consisting of a 1 year (60 ECTS) taught course and a 1 year Project and Thesis (60 ECTS). The main language of instruction is English. Each university also offers an intensive language school prior to the programme, as well as the opportunity of local language training during the course.

In the first year, classes take place in the Host Institution, and are lectured by specialists from all the partner institutions. The Host university rotates among the European partners of the Consortium.

Master Scholarships in Quality in Analytical Laboratories - General Eligibility Criteria

The Master's degree is designed to provide additional education or training in the student's specialized branch of knowledge. The minimum requirements for admission to the Masters are:

1) Strong Academic Background in appropriate disciplines

A "strong academic background" in appropriate disciplines means candidates must hold a high education diploma issued by a competent High Education authority attesting the completion of a degree equivalent to a 1st cycle (180 ECTS), in a field where analytical laboratories play an important role. This may be a degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Clinical Analysis, Medicine, etc.

2) Demonstrated command of the English languageA "demonstrated command of English" means the candidate must prove he/she can understand, speak and write English proficiently enough to take the majority of modules, which are taught in English.

Possible examples include:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL scores paper 575 / computer 232
  • Internet based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT™ ) total score 94
  • International English Language Testing System, IELTS scores 6.5
  • General Certificate of Education, GCSE, AS Level, A Level
  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, CPE, Level 4-5
  • Oxford Higher Certificate, International Certificate Conference (ICC Stage 3 Technical)

In case the candidate cannot present an official test of English language in time for the deadline for applications, he/she may take the self-test included in the online application. A minimum classification of B2 is required in all fields.

In case of selection, candidates who only took the self-test will be interviewed. The interview will have the objective of confirming the self-test of English proficiency presented in the application. In case the interview shows the proficiency is below what was stated in the application, the application will be cancelled.

Master Scholarships in Quality in Analytical Laboratories - Erasmus Mundus Grants

Each year the European Commission provides a limited number of grants (ERASMUS MUNDUS studentships) for selected students after the selection process and ranking of the eligible candidates.

The EM student scholarships will include the students' participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students' participation in the course), a contribution to student travel and installation cost and a subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme.

Payment of the participation costs for the whole EMQAL programme (including the tuition fees and the full insurance coverage)

Contribution to subsistence costs

A monthly allowance of 1000€ for the entire duration of the EMQAL study programme (24 months).Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holders for the study/research/placement/thesis preparation periods spent in their country of residence. 

Contribution to the travel and installation costs

1.000€ per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme Country for travel costs.

2.000€ per year for travel costs + 1.000€ for installation costs for scholarship holder whose location is situated at less than 4.000 km from the coordinating Higher education institution (HEI), that is University of Barcelona. 

3.000€ per year for travel costs + 1.000€ for installation costs for scholarship holder whose location is situated at 4.000 km or more from the coordinating HEI (University of Barcelona).

For more Master Scholarships in Quality in Analytical Laboratories information and application, see: Master Scholarships in Quality in Analytical Laboratories Website

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