The graduate program at the Department of Chemistry comprises a two-year M.Sc. program and a four-year PhD program. Students with outstanding academic achievements can complete the PhD program directly in about 4 – 5 years.
The objectives of the graduate program are: to train the student in modern research methods and techniques; to develop the skills needed for independent, critical and creative research; and – finally – to establish teaching skills. Each student, therefore, carries out an original research program, chosen from among the various fields of research within the department under the supervision of one of the faculty members. In addition and in parallel to the research, the students are offered a wide variety of advanced courses, including courses from related fields given at other departments. In most cases, graduate students assume teaching assistant assignments and work several hours a week in undergraduate class recitations or laboratories.
The program for an M.Sc. degree in chemistry
Terms of admission:
Applicants must have a GPA of at least 80 from their bachelor degree and need to undergo an interview.
Graduates of a three year bachelor program are required to accumulate 30 credit points. Graduates of a four year bachelor program need to accumulate at least 16 credit points from advanced courses. The curriculum is chosen from a list of elective courses that may be spread over two academic years. At the end of their second year, after completing both the course requirements and the research work, the students present the results of their research at the departmental seminar, submit a Masters thesis and are examined on it.
Outstanding students can transfer to the direct track towards a PhD during their studies.
Specialization in “Quantum and molecular technology” as part of the chemistry MSc program
Quantum technologies are a collection of methods that use the quantum properties of particles for practical applications, such as quantum computers, quantum communication, and quantum sensing. The Molecular Quantum Technology program will focus on unique aspects of the quantum field that are particularly relevant to chemistry, such as molecular quantum computers, magnetic resonance – based quantum sensors, applications of quantum computers in theoretical chemistry, and quantum mechanics theory in molecular aspects. This is an innovative field of research that will lead to technological revolutions in the 21st century.
Any student who is admitted to the Master’s degree program in Chemistry (average of at least 80 undergraduate degrees + a personal interview) will be eligible for admission to the Molecular Quantum Technology program.
The subject of the research that the student will be engaged in during its master’s degree has to be linked to quantum technology.
In addition to a master’s degree diploma, the graduates of this program will also receive a special certificate in “Quantum Molecular Technology” as an appendix to the Diploma.