Physical-Chemistry and Chemical-Physics (PCCP)

University of Bordeaux

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
3770 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Physical-Chemistry and Chemical-Physics (PCCP) programme from the University of Bordeaux focuses on the fundamental aspects of physical chemistry and then leads on to specialized topics so that graduates may be integrated within both academic and industrial fields.


The Physical-Chemistry and Chemical-Physics (PCCP) programme from the University of Bordeaux aims to integrate Master students within academic and industrial fields of fundamental physical chemistry. 

Various aspects are concerned: study of matter and its transformations, analysis and control of physical and chemical processes, light-matter interactions and spectroscopy techniques, modelling of physical and chemical processes from molecular to macroscopic scale. 

Applications cover scientific fields ranging from nanotechnologies, photonics, optoelectronics and organic electronics, to environmental sensors and detection systems

The PCCP Master is supported by high-level educational and research partners, represented by the consortium of universities engaged in the program. Students follow their courses within a challenging, international environment. Annual summer schools, organized by the consortium partners, complete the students’ training by offering a focus on several topics relative to PCCP.

Strengths of this Master program?

  • High-level educational and research environment, proposed by the partner institutions.
  • Master students acquire project management skills at an international level.
  • Mobility during the second year offers access to a wide range of courses and training.
  • International mobility facilitates integration within both academic and industrial domains.
  • Supported by the International Master program of the Bordeaux “Initiative of Excellence” program.

After this Master program?

After graduation, students are fully prepared to pursue doctoral studies and a career in research. They may also work as scientists or R&D engineers within the industrial field.

Associated business sectors:
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere and environmental science
  • Energy and photovoltaic technologies
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Aeronautics and space
  • Chemical industries, pharmaceutical technologies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical methods 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Quantum mechanics 
  • Inorganic materials or structural analysis 
  • Theory of chemical bond 
  • Solid state physics 
  • Analytical chemistry 
  • Spectroscopy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Partially taught in French


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates to the PCCP master program should have a Bachelor degree in Physical Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics, or an equivalent diploma recognized by the University of Bordeaux. 
  • They should demonstrate a good knowledge in fundamental chemistry and physics, and above all, be open minded and motivated for international oriented training careers.
  •  They must be able to work in collaboration within an international context, and exhibit communication skills in both written and spoken English (level B2). 
  • A letter of motivation (written in English)
  • A curriculum including the grades obtained during your previous education (in particular the BSc)
  • Any document you consider useful to evaluate the relevance of your candidature

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3770 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3770 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 243 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • University registration fees of 400€.


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Physical-Chemistry and Chemical-Physics (PCCP)
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