Who we are


The Master’s Degree Programme in Chemistry offered by the University of Parma provides comprehensive education and training focused on the most modern aspects of chemistry.

The courses offered range from classic synthesis & catalysis to more challenging subjects such as environmental sustainability, molecular biology, advanced materials and nanoscience.  

This Programme has a choice of two curricula, i.e. Biomolecular Chemistry and Materials Chemistry. In both cases, the Programme includes 12 courses involving theoretical and experimental approaches.

The learning outcomes are assessed through 11 exams. The programme includes a selection of elective subjects and a six-month internship which requires compiling a final detailed report (dissertation), and its presentation and discussion before an examination board.

A variety of professional opportunities are available on completion of this Programme. In addition to traditional careers in Research&Development and Quality-Control laboratories in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food domains, there are prospects to be found in all industrial sectors which involve extensive use of chemicals, and in analysis laboratories, including the ones dealing with environmental protection and emissions control. Alternatively, students can work as freelance professionals or apply for a PhD programme.

Our Programme is constantly focused on the industrial and productive world, and this is reflected in graduate employability, which is well above 90% in the short term.

Internationalization is an important feature of this Programme as we aim to prepare graduates for the global market. For this reason, on the one hand we are making an effort to increase the number of subjects taught in English, and on the other we encourage student mobility by offering opportunities to study abroad, both within the EU (through the ERASMUS+ Programme) and in extra-EU Countries. In addition, we are presently also offering a joint Master’s Degree in Chemistry with the MSc Degree in Chemistry at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).