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Master's Degree in Synthetic and Industrial Chemistry

Get ready to research and develop projects in the field of synthesis or to work in companies related to organic compounds.
This master's degree has an inter-university character and simultaneously provides the degree from the Universities of the Basque Country, Valladolid and the Public University of Navarre.


Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Synthetic and Industrial Chemistry?

  • It simultaneously provides the degree by the Universities of the Basque Country, Valladolid and The Public University of Navarre.
  • Double orientation:  
    • professional/business: designed by taking into account the nearby socioeconomic environment in which the graduates will find their labor market insertion. In this sense, several of the subjects deal directly with aspects related to the companies of the chemical, pharmaceutical sector, etc., for which speakers from companies and industries have been incorporated.
    • researcher/academic: 30 credits corresponding to initial research work, which enables access to the doctorate.
  • It will qualify you as an expert in:
    • synthetic methodology,
    • preparation of raw materials and/or fine chemicals,
    • structural determination,
    • and separation and purification techniques.
  • The newest and most specific aspects of current chemical synthesis will be addressed.
  • The teaching staff includes international experts (from Spanish and foreign universities) and the participation of companies, entities and technology centres.

You can do this master's degree with:


Training in competencies


From which degrees can I access the Master’s Degree in Synthetic and Industrial Chemistry?

  • Degrees in Science, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Engineering
  • Related degrees. Students must have compulsorily studied the contents corresponding to the subjects of Organic Chemistry and Advanced Organic Chemistry defined by the descriptors of the current guidelines of the curriculum for the degree in Chemistry. Otherwise, they must take the optional course Advanced Organic Chemistry.

What will I be able to work in when I finish the Master's Degree in Synthetic and Industrial Chemistry?

  • Research centres related to pharmaceutical chemistry, materials, etc.
  • R+D+i departments.
  • Quality control of chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Universities.

Learning outcomes / Competencies

Consult the learning outcomes (study programme 7507)

Consult the competencies (study programme 219)

Access and admission

Access requirements

To be admitted to the official Master's Degree courses, students must hold an official university degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area or in other countries which entitles them to access Master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree.

Access requirements Access requirements

Specific criteria for the Master's degree

If demand exceeds the number of available spaces, students will be admitted according to the following scale:

  • CV: 40%
  • Academic record: 40%
  • Personal interview (if the Academic Committee deems it appropriate): 20%

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