|Faculty or school||Faculty of Chemistry|
|Branch of knowledge||Chemistry|
|Mode of delivery||Presencial|
|Number of places available||36|
|Length of course||1 academic year|
|Language(s) of instruction||50 % Catalan - 25 % Spanish - 25 % English|
|Approximate price per credit||27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022|
|Coordination||JAVIER ARIZA PIQUER|
|Lead to doctoral studies||Yes|
|Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification||No|
Objectives and competences
- Skills to deliver scientific presentations orally and in written form in the three languages used in the master's degree.
- Understanding of scientific and technical documents about chemistry written in English.
- Ability to work in a coordinated manner in the preparation and development of a project.
- Practical knowledge of current laboratory techniques used in organic chemistry.
- Knowledge and mastery of the common techniques used in the characterization of organic compounds.
- Knowledge of the regulations on risk prevention in laboratories and in the organic chemical sector.
- Mastery of the practical aspects involved in the use of chemical documentation.
- Knowledge of the reaction mechanisms commonly accepted in organic chemistry.
- Capacity to design synthesis routes for organic molecules of average complexity.
- Solid knowledge of the most important synthesis methods in organic chemistry, including the fundamental aspects of stereoselective processes.
- Capacity to take a comprehensive view of organic chemistry in order to apply acquired knowledge to adjacent branches of science, such as biochemistry, pharmacy, medicine and materials science.
- Understanding of the most common processes and concepts in the organic chemical sector.
- Basic knowledge of the most common techniques used in the theoretical study of organic structures and reaction mechanisms.
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profileApplicants to the master's degree Organic Chemistry should have an interest in in-depth study in the field, leading to a professional career in R&D&i. In order to ensure their success in the master's degree, applicants should have a strong level of preparation in chemistry and especially in organic chemistry, obtained through a bachelor's degree in chemistry or an equivalent discipline. Applicants should also have strong manual skills in the use of laboratory equipment, a good working knowledge of English, including reading, speaking and writing, and strong user-level skills for relevant software.
Access requirements and conditions
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
- An official Spanish degree.
- A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
- A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.
- EHEA bachelor's degree or llicenciatura degree in Chemistry
- EHEA bachelor's degree or llicenciatura degree in Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or similar, subject to approval by the Admission Committee.
- Sufficient knowledge of at least two of the languages of instruction, one of which must be English (level B1).
Calendar1 March - 7 September 2023
- Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
- Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
- Pre-enrolment application
- Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
- Other specific documentation related to the selection criteria
- Student's curricular pathway (45%).
- Academic record (40%).
- Physical ability to work independently in a laboratory (15%).
NotificationAdmissions and selection of students is managed by the Coordination Committee for the Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry. The Committee evaluates each application received, and draws up a list of pre-selected candidates.
If the number of potential candidates who, in the opinion of the Committee, would be able to take full advantage of the master's degree exceeds the number of places available, or in cases where a student's academic record indicates that his or her level of knowledge may be insufficient, the Committee may convene a personal interview or written test, depending on the number of participants, consisting of a questionnaire on significant fundamental aspects of organic chemistry. Thus, the Committee's decision to grant admission or not may be based on the demonstration of relevant knowledge.
The Committee's will then issue their resolution of each application, notifying the applicants individually by email.
Candidates that have been granted admission and received notification by email, and wish to reserve a place in the course, must confirm their intention to enrol by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.
Pre-enrolment information and events
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||30|
List of subjects
|Specialization: Organic Chemistry|
|Advanced Structural Organic Chemistry||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Biological Chemistry||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
|Chemistry of Peptides and Nucleic Acids||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Final Project||Compulsory||2nd semester||30|
|Heterocyclic Chemistry||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Industrial Organic Chemistry||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Iniciació a la Recerca en Química Orgànica||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
|Medical Chemistry||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Molecular Modelling||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Organic Materials||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Organic Synthesis: Design and Methods||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
|Organometallic Chemistry||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Stereoselective Organic Synthesis||Optional||1st semester||3|
|Tècniques Espectroscòpiques en Química Orgànica||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
|Theoretical Organic Chemistry||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.
Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record. There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 750 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.