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Green chemistry

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Degree level: LMD/Master 2
Field(s) of education LMD: Science - technologies - health
Majors(s): Chemistry
Specialisations: Green chemistry
Outgoing level: Master level
Localisation: Toulouse
Nature: leads to a qualification - national degree
Possible in: initial course / Continuing education / VAE (accreditation for work experience)


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The aim of the Green chemistry Master is to give students the skills necessary to innovate in favor of a sustainable chemistry in order to integrate the academic world or R & D teams of large industrial groups or SMEs.

The objective of the training is to train high-level executives of chemical industry companies, mainly for the fine chemical sectors, able to innovate for a cleaner and more efficient chemistry and to dialogue with the different actors Involved in the issue of sustainable development.

The training offered is an undifferentiated Master 2 and can, depending on the student's professional project, either facilitate the hiring of the graduate at the end of the course or continue with a doctorate. For this, the master is locally backed by various research laboratories recognized by the Doctoral School of Materials Science ( and has a partnership with the industrial cluster (

The UPS is co-accredited with the INP (ENSIACET) to deliver this diploma.


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Required curriculum

  • Students who have the 1st year of Master in Chemistry of UPS are automatically admitted (M1 in Pure and Applied Chemistry recommended).
  • All the other students can only be admitted after an examination of their file and if they have a first year of Master, or equivalent.


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After this Master, the graduate will be able to apply to diverse jobs in which there are the following activities:

  • to identify, design, synthesise and test new molecules or materials, new synthesis paths or new processes,
  • to develop products that meet the expectations of  customers, develop formulas and formulation processes,
  • to manage a project: to study its feasibility, to organise its conception (cost, team, technical means, etc.).


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Details of Semester 1 teaching units:

Common core (TU common to all courses within the Chemistry Master's)

  • Professionalization (6 ECTS). Management tools, project management, legislation, conferences by industrials and academics.
  •  English (3 ECTS).

Teaching units specific to green chemistry (these units will be taught in English)

  • Further advances in organic synthesis (3 ECTS). Advanced strategies and synthetic tools towards greener chemistry.
  • Heterochemistry and stereoselective synthesis (3 ECTS). The chemistry of heteroelements and transition metal complexes, and their vital role in synthesis and reactivity.
  • Tools in green chemistry and processes (3 ECTS). This TU will introduce the currents stakes of the chemical industry and will demonstrate the advantages of cleaner chemistry.
  • Catalysis and alternative energies (3 ECTS). This TU will describe the theoretical bases necessary to develop novel energy technologies.
  • Homogeneous, heterogeneuous and nano-catalysis (3 ECTS). This TU will describe will describe catalysis in eco-friendly settings.Project (3 ECTS). Students will have the opportunity to exploit some of the knowledge and skills they acquired during the course by putting forward a green chemistry strategy in response to a particular challenge.
  • Toxicology/ecotoxicology (3 ECTS). This TU will develop basic notions of toxicity that are necessary for debating with chemistry professionals.

Semester 2: internship

The 5-6 months internship will be most students' first interaction with real world R&D. It can be done in an academic or industrial laboratory , in France or abroad. The internship will be finalised with a written report and an oral presentation.

After the Master

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further studies

  • Beyond M2 Green Chemistry: Graduates of the green chemistry Master's course can carry on towards a PhD, particularly within the Science de la matière graduate school ( .

Professional prospects

Activity sectors

  • Food industries,
  • Chemical industry,
  • Pharmaceutical industry,
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products,
  • Other Manufacturing,
  • Scientific Research and Development.


  • Executive-engineer in consulting and engineering offices or consulting firms,
  • Chemical Engineer,
  • Chemical engineer-engineer R & D,
  • Executive engineer in technological innovations,
  • Industrial Research and Development Project Manager,
  • Ecoconcepteur,
  • Life Cycle Analyst,
  • Product Manager.


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