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Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (Erasmus Mundus)

University of Tartu

24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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The joint Erasmus Mundus Excellence in Analytical Chemistry master's programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in analytical chemistry. Four universities teach the programme: University of Tartu (coordinator), Uppsala University (Sweden), University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) and Åbo Akademi University (Finland).


*This programme profile is financed by Dora Plus Action 4: Marketing of study and employment opportunities in Estonia (European Regional Development Fund).

The international two-year joint master degree programme, EACH – Excellence in Analytical CHemistry, educates specialists in analytical chemistry well qualified to work in industry (food, pharmaceutical, materials, energy, etc) and chemical analysis laboratories (environment, food, health, etc) worldwide. EACH provides knowledge and skills in both fundamental and applied aspects of modern analytical chemistry.

Why study Excellence of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tartu?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's universities (300th position in the QS World University Rankings 2022).
  • Study at two outstanding European universities: the first year is spent at UT, and then you can choose between UU, UCBL or AAU.
  • Choose between high-profile international companies approved by the EACH Academic Board for mandatory internship placement.
  • 80% of alumni secure a job in just a few months after graduation at research and development departments of major companies; chemical and pharmaceutical industry labs; and health, consumer and environmental protection agencies.
  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1% most-cited universities and research institutions in Chemistry (ESI 2021).

Career opportunities

Employability and career prospects of our graduates have been one of the main concerns from the very beginning of the development of the EACH programme and are addressed by a number of elements in the programme, ranging from courses delivered by practitioners to internships in labs or industry.

Our graduates are welcome at:

  • R&D departments of major companies
  • Chemical industry labs
  • Pharmaceutical industry R&D, as well as quality control labs
  • Plastics and advanced materials production
  • Health, consumer and environmental protection agencies
  • Food processing and manufacturing quality assurance labs
  • Certification, standardization and accreditation authorities
  • National Centers and Institutes of Metrology
  • Academic career and PhD studies


University of Tartu Institutional Accreditation 2015-2022: The Quality Assessment Council for Higher Education of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education decided to accredit the University of Tartu for seven years.

The next accreditation will be conducted in 2022.

Programme Structure

All students spend the first study year at the University of Tartu learning the fundamental concepts and skills of analytical chemistry, metrology in chemistry, and the quality and socio-economic aspects of analytical chemistry (in the framework of the UT’s Applied Measurement Science programme). The second year is oriented towards specific applications of analytical chemistry and is spent either at UCBL, UU or AAU. The particular strengths of the partner universities are:

  • UU: organic analysis, separation methods and mass spectrometry, especially as applied to biological samples;
  • UCBL: industrial analytical chemistry and process control;
  • AAU: sensors, advanced analytical instrumentation and electrochemistry.

Examples of courses:

  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Measurement Data Processing
  • Quality Systems
  • Economic Aspects of Measurements
  • Environment and Measurement
  • Measurements and the Law 
  • Metrology in Chemistry


We welcome all students with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) encompassing at least 60 ECTS in chemistry or chemical engineering and 20 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics. 


Programme director is Professor Ivo Leito, University of Tartu.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) encompassing at least 60 ECTS in chemistry or chemical engineering and 20 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Programme countries (EU, UK, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia): 4500 EUR
  • Partner countries (other countries): 9000 EUR

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Tuition waivers and monthly stipends are available.

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Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (Erasmus Mundus)
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