Master On Campus

Advanced Molecular Sciences

University of Florence

24 months
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The aim of the Advanced Molecular Sciences program from University of Florence is the training of Graduates in Chemistry with high scientific and professional qualifications. The use of the English language in all courses, besides attracting students from other countries, aims at promoting the formation of people for research centers worldwide.


Key Features

The Advanced Molecular Sciences program from University of Florence will offer the opportunity to acquire top level knowledge and experience in the design, synthesis and characterization of complex systems and their applications in fundamental research and in industrial activities and development. The training project is based on the internationally recognized expertise of the members of the Department of Chemistry "Ugo Schiff" of the University of Florence in the main fields of chemistry of materials and chemistry applied to life sciences. The project is aimed at overcoming the traditional dichotomy between the teachings of chemistry of synthetic materials and chemistry of biological molecules and to offer interdisciplinary skills.

At the end of the Master course the Graduates will possess the skills that derive from the two areas for the design and study of the complex systems including materials, bio-pharmaceuticals, probes and theranostics of the next generation.

The molecular vision, characteristic of the chemical approach, will bring about the development of new products and the precise control of their properties, providing effective and sustainable responses to the needs of the society in terms of new therapeutic approaches, new materials, new processes and new analytical methods.

The proposed goal will be achieved through a training offer that includes a set of mandatory courses in chemistry and biochemistry, necessary for the professional and cultural background of all future Graduates, and a number of integrative optional teachings.

The student will select two out of the six offered integrative courses, depending on his/her personal interests. In this way each student will have the possibility of setting up a customized plan of study.

The multidisciplinary profile offered by the Master degree will enable the Graduate to deal with the challenging demands of the industrial and academic realms. The offered education will be aimed at training both highly specialized professionals to be included in the business world and future researchers who will be able to face further training courses at the PhD and Master level in Molecular Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced and innovative analytical methods for applications in life sciences
  • Methods and materials for cultural heritage conservation
  • Soft matter materials
  • Experimental methods for the study of nanostructured materials
  • Computational modelling of complex systems
  • Advanced coordination chemistry
  • Superstructures and multicomponent architectures in Life and Material Sciences
  • Advanced synthetic methods
  • Methods for decoration of materials and bioconjugation
  • Protein engineering and recombinant proteins

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • Access to the Master in Advanced Molecular Sciences (class LM-54, Chemical Sciences) is granted to those who either hold a degree in class L-27 (Chemical Sciences and Technologies, ex-DM 270/04), or in class 21 (Chemical Sciences and Technologies, ex-DM 509/99). 
  • Access to the Master is also granted to those who acquired a good basic scientific knowledge in mathematics and physics and a proper background in chemical disciplines and who possess a 3-year degree or university diploma, or another qualification obtained abroad. In the latter case the admission will be subject to the evaluation of the Teaching Committee.

Tuition Fee

The total amount of enrolment charges and tuition fees for the academic year vary from €156 to about €2650. 

Living costs for Florence

850 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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