The Erasmus Mundus MSc in Chemical Innovation and Regulation is a complete and flexible programme preparing professionals qualified to deal with all aspects of chemical safety.
Chemicals play an irreplaceable role in everyday life. However, their use involves a risk: some may be highly toxic to humans and to the environment, or they may cause physical and chemical hazards.
To ensure a toxic-free environment, modern society demands chemical strategies for sustainability.
International chemical regulations such as the European REACH are an essential step in the right direction, promoting innovation to design safer chemicals and search for innovative chemical applications.
ChIR prepares professionals with the scientific, regulatory and economic knowledge necessary to manage the risks of chemicals and to meet responsibilities over chemical legislation worldwide.
Its multicultural environment fosters innovation while exploring the most recent trends on chemical circular economy and sustainability.
The master duration is 2 years: 1 year of taught modules and 1 year of internship, research project and thesis.
By the end of the programme each student will:
- Have a thorough understanding of international regulations on the use of chemical substances;
- Be able to design new safe chemical products;
- Be able to project a business plan for the commercialization of new chemical products;
- Understand the industrial implementation of new processes;
- Understand circular economy and its implications in chemical safety;
- Evaluate environmental, toxicological, physical and reactivity risks of chemical substances.
Teaching takes place in one of the Universities of the consortium. Lecturers are specialists from all the partner institutions. The Host University rotates every year.
In the 2nd year each student moves to a second country of the consortium to complete the internship, research project and thesis.
Part of the research project can be done in collaboration with one of the associated partner institutions of the Consortium either in Europe, in Brazil, China, Japan, India, Argentina or Uruguay.
The final Qualification obtained is a Join Master Degree in Chemical Innovation and Regulation awarded by the three Universities of the ChIR Consortium.
MSc Scholarships in Chemical Innovation and Regulation
For the next cohort 20 Erasmus Mundus scholarships for NON EU and 8 for EU will be available.
A full scholarship for non EU students includes:
A full scholarship for EU students includes :
The number (3-4/intake) and amount of scholarships will be fixed according to the fund availability.
We prefer to give partial scholarships to several students instead of full ones to only a few.
The Consortium scholarship may include (one or two of the following, not all):
• Tuition fees (up to 9000€ / year, valid for 2 years).
• Free Health insurance.
• Travels: up to 500€.
• Monthly allocation for living and housing (200-300€/month).
Academic Scholarships are granted to excellent applicants.
These scholarships will cover a part of tuition fees and about 500€ / month for EU students and 850€ / month for non EU students.
For more information and scholarship application, see; MSc Scholarships in Chemical Innovation and Regulation