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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary semi-presidential republic located mostly in Western Europe, with several overseas regions and territories.

Masters in Natural Sciences in France

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Master Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials (BiWEM)

Ecole Des Mines D’Albi-Carmaux | EMAC
Campus Full time September 2017 France Albi

The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development frame. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences in France. ACCREDITATION Master accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Opening in September 2016. KEY WORDS Renewable feedstocks, eco-technology, processing, design, assessment, environmental burdens, green business, social responsability SCHOOL PROPOSING THE MASTER Mines Albi, in co-accreditation with Institut Mines Telecom, Paris, France LANGUAGE OF TEACHING English INCENTIVE Given the current context of natural resource depletion, environmental and public health crises related to air and water pollution, pressures on energy supplies, we are facing a paradigm shift. The linear model “take, make, consume and dispose” is progressively being replaced by a 4R approach “repair, refurbish, reuse and recycle”. The circular economy is becoming day after day a new development strategy for nations. Better eco-design, waste prevention and reuse bring significant net savings for businesses, while also reducing environmental harm and bringing new job opportunities. Turning biomass and waste into a valuable resource is at the heart of this strategy. Generating new materials, processes and markets requires global high-level training, including science, technology, regulatory knowledge, management and economics. All these innovative systems will emerge at the crossroads of process engineering, chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermal science, environmental sciences and economics as well as social sciences and humanities. BiWEM was created to satisfy the growing needs of this dynamic sector. COURSE AIMS The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development frame. Consequently, BiWEM focus on chemical engineering but also includes courses on economics, international regulations and on certain areas of the social sciences and humanities. PROGRAM This is a full-time program of 2 years divided into four semesters: lectures, tutorials and practical work over the 3 academic semesters followed by an internship of one semester in a company or in a public research lab. The program is composed of four teaching blocks, including an integrated team project over the three academic semesters under the supervision of expert practitioners. Overall, 25% of the classes are devoted to practice. 1. Environmental and social economic issues (25 ECTS) Ethics, management and economics of the environment Corporate social responsibility Ecotechnologies and innovation Global environmental business 2. Fundamental science and generic engineering tools (21 ECTS) Fundamentals of transport phenomena, applied chemistry, biochemistry, metabolic pathways Generic numerical and experimental methods for process optimization and engineering Process modeling, integration and assessment 3. Fundamentals for renewable resource conversion (22 ECTS) Resource availability, collection and sustainability Biomass and waste pre-processing Fundamentals of biological and thermochemical reactor design Gas and solid coproducts post-processing 4. Putting theoretical concepts into practice (22 ECTS) Industrial visits Industrially-relevant project work, sponsored by industrial partners: Environmental-friendly design of an economically viable processing route for turning waste or biomass into energy, chemical or useful material. CALENDAR One intake per year (mid-September). - Year 1: Two academic semesters at Mines Albi. - Year 2: One academic semester at Mines Albi + a 6-month MSc thesis, in France or abroad. LOCATION The 3 academic semesters will be held on the Mines Albi campus. Albi is located 70 km from Toulouse, the capital city of the French southwestern Midi Pyrénées Region, which is ranked among the 12 most dynamic European Regions. The city of Albi is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS Participants must hold a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree. The program is a complete education in chemical engineering therefore admissions are open to candidates from various fields of study (preferentially Chem Eng but also Mech Eng, Civil Eng, Clean Tech...) with little or no professional experience. Participants with some industrial experience are also welcome. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS English Mother tongue or Bachelor degree taught in English or English language qualification such as TOEFL IBT 80, IELTS 6.0, TOEIC 750, Cambridge CAE. French No prerequisite in French, but TEF II or equivalent may be required to obtain a visa. APPLYING All applications should be made on-line: www.mines-albi.fr/admission-process-master-science. Applications are open from January to July each year. HIGHLIGHTS Program boosted by the research department RAPSODEE CNRS UMR 5302 having an outstanding international recognition. This centre has been granted by the French government as a research centre of excellence in Science for Energy Conversion (under Labex and Equipex funding schemes). This label is given to only 10% of research labs in France. RAPSODEE has also developed and hosts the Springer peer-reviewed journal “Waste and Biomass Valorization” and the WasteEng Conferences Series. Strong interaction with industry through conferences, practices and visits. RAPSODEE works closely with more than 50 companies (€ 2 Million income in corporate research/year), including world leaders in the field of Energy and Environment. Good grounding in a core set of engineering competencies. In-depth knowledge of the key cross-cutting methods associated with process design and integration. Access to impressive and up-to-date on-site pilot-scale facilities. Opportunity to undertake an industrially-relevant project, sponsored by companies, and to develop a sense of decision-making in the field of Waste and Biomass Valorization to face tomorrow’s challenges. 6-month MSc thesis in industry or in a public research lab. Opportunity to build up a well-established international network of contacts. Master taught entirely in English and in small group. Free French language courses. A quality charter to welcome international students to the Mines Albi international campus. SKILLS ACQUIRED Ability to use experimental and numerical methods for process conceptual and detailed design, optimisation and assessment. Ability to think green, preferably with a circular economy mind-set. Ability to understand, analyse and manage complex systems. Ability to recommend strategies to meet business and ecological goals. Ability to undertake socially responsible innovative industrial projects. Ability to work well with others, across culture and disciplines. Ability to present convincingly and argue a case in front of an audience, write reports, publications and short communications. TYPICAL JOBS R&D Engineer Junior Project Engineer Process Engineer Design Engineer Exploitation engineer Environmental consultant [-]

Masters in Plastic Materials Engineering - IN FRENCH

ITECH Lyon
Campus Full time September 2017 France Lyon

ITECH engineers distinguish themselves from those of other chemistry schools through advances in the manufacturing of plastic materials, on top of fundamental knowledge. [+]

ITECH engineers distinguish themselves from those of other chemistry schools through advances in the manufacturing of plastic materials, on top of fundamental knowledge. ITECH plastic manufacturing engineers complement their speciality with aspects of the other majors: coating different plastic materials (Formulation Chemistry); composite materials used in transport, sports and leisure, and geo-textiles (Textile Materials). From hygiene to aeronautics, automotive to sports, many sectors make use of plastic manufacturing engineers who can work as much with raw material suppliers, as with “formulators”. Admission for Students outside France 1st year admission: Graduate studies in chemistry (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent , 180 ECTS) A satisfying level in French: B2 CERF + interview with ITECH 2nd year admission: 1 year of postgraduate studies completed (M1 or equivalent, 240 ECTS) How to apply? Visit and register at inscription.itech.fr (for EU students) Or Apply through Campus France site (CEF procedures). For countries which do not have CEF procedures with France, you must do an Application for Preliminary Admission (DAP) to the cultural service of the French embassy in your country of residence. Tuition fees Tuition fees for the English Section are 6 500€/year. Hands on training ITECH is adamant in supplying students with a strong professional experience. On top of a multidisciplinary teaching, the institute adds a 10 month minimum of mandatory internships in companies for the regular status students. End of 1st year: International experience - minimum 6 weeks This international experience is prepared in advance in terms of an intercultural approach and the expectations regarding the content of the report are fully defined. This is an individual review of each student’s experience and acts as a basis for reflection during the intercultural lessons the following term. End of 2nd year: Engineering placement - minimum 8 weeks Practical application with privileged trainee status allows students to come face to face with the realities of corporate life and become acquainted with companies’ material, economic and human requirements. End of 3rd year: Final year project - maximum 6 months This is a project generally entrusted to young engineers. Students demonstrate that they are capable of acting autonomously and tackling complex subjects in situations that can, at times, prove complex. The project involves a minimum 5-month placement with a company or laboratory either in France or abroad. The Region Lyon is located in the south-east of France, on the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers. It stands on a geographical crossroads, to the North of the natural corridor of the Rhône valley (which stretches from Lyon to Marseille). With the Lyon-Saint Exupéry international airport and three TGV high-speed train stations, Lyon is connected to all major European cities and the world! Lyon is only 2 hours by TGV to Paris and 1hr40 to Marseille and the Mediterranean. If it's mountains you prefer, the Alps are a mere 90 minutes away by car, the Massif Central only 30 minutes away. Historically, Lyon is an industrial city and therefore houses many petrochemical industries along the Saône and Rhône Rivers, in the so-called ‘chemistry corridor’. Lyon is also the city with the second largest number of students in France, with three universities and many engineering schools. In terms of its population, it’s the 3rd biggest city in France, with over 470,000 inhabitants, and the second largest agglomeration after Paris (2 million inhabitants). [-]

Master Ingénieur en Géologie

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Campus Full time September 2017 France Beauvais

Vous avez un goût naturel pour la géologie. Confronté dès la première année à l’expérience du terrain, vous êtes formé à résoudre des problèmes concrets liés aux sols et aux soussols, en France et à l’international. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences in France. Ingénieur en Géologie Please note that this program is entirely taught in FRENCH La forte croissance démographique au niveau mondial exige une recherche accrue des sources d’eau potable, des gisements d’hydrocarbures et de ressources minérales, ainsi qu’une optimisation de leur utilisation. La fragilité de notre planète nécessite l’implication de spécialistes capables de mener à bien des projets d’aménagement respectueux de l’environnement. Expert dans l’étude des sous-sols, l’ingénieur géologue est désormais le pivot incontournable de tous les projets d’exploration, d’exploitation et d’aménagement, aussi bien en domaine terrestre que marin. Spécialiste des ressources énergétiques Il collabore étroitement à la recherche de nouveaux gisements ou bien contribue à l’optimisation de la production par la géomodélisation des réservoirs. Spécialiste des ressources minérales Il participe à l’exploration et au développement de nouveaux prospects et gère les aspects techniques, économiques et environnementaux des sites d’exploitation. Spécialiste de l’environnement Il est souvent affecté à la prévention des risques naturels ou industriels. Il peut aussi devenir un professionnel de la gestion de l’eau, de la dépollution des sols ou du stockage des déchets. Spécialiste de l’aménagement Il collabore aux travaux de reconnaissance, de dimensionnements et de construction de divers ouvrages comme les barrages, digues, tunnels, autoroutes… Pourquoi devenir ingénieur géologue? Vous avez un goût naturel pour la géologie. Confronté dès la première année à l’expérience du terrain, vous êtes formé à résoudre des problèmes concrets liés aux sols et aux soussols, en France et à l’international. Notre différenciation ? Une approche pédagogique dans laquelle la théorie n’est pas toujours le point de départ de l’apprentissage. Vous apprendrez à observer pour tirer des conclusions à partir de vos expériences, de vos recherches et des travaux sur le terrain. Accompagné par une équipe d’enseignants-chercheurs et de professionnels, vous apprendrez à agir et à résoudre les problématiques de l’entreprise dans les secteurs des matières premières minérales, des énergies renouvelables et fossiles, de l’aménagement du territoire ou encore de l’environnement. [-]

MSc in International Sustainability Management

ESCP Europe Business School
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

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Studies at Berlin and Paris campuses. Scientific Director: Prof. Sylvie Geisendorf Objectives of the programme Your career will make a difference! Join an international student body in the MSc in International Sustainability Management programme. Study in Berlin and Paris at ESCP Europe to benefit from the scientific expertise of its SustBusy research centre and acquire specific knowledge on sustainable and responsible management: Sustainability culture, sustainable supply chains and CSR reporting as well as General Management content in a strong international dimension. Career opportunities As a sustainability professional, you will be able to work in green sectors such as energy, technology or food, in strategy or marketing departments, for consultancies or NGOs. We will also enable you to found your own startup and become a social entrepreneur. Curriculum A combination of theory classes and of live practical cases covering the areas of: Environmental and Sustainability Management Ecosystems, Climate Change and Economic Theory Frameworks for a sustainability transition Society, the developing world and the financial dimension Sustainable governance and management in an international context Project Management and Consulting Research Methods, Complex Systems and Organisational Change Language Courses and Career Development This master programme is the right choice if you want to… Gain a broad knowledge of sustainability qualifying you for a management position in this field Work in an international context Push global rethinking on sustainable management and business models Meet teachers, company representatives and peers who share your passion Enhance your profile with personal skills for systematic career development in sustainability Add value to your CV by leveraging the highly ranked ESCP Europe Business School Time spent on campuses 2 terms in Berlin • 2 terms in Paris Language requirement English Duration 2 year (Start in September) How to apply Online application ESCP Europe written tests: Numerical and verbal logic + English test Personal interview if eligible [-]

Master Mathematical Models in Economics and Finance (MMEF)

University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The first year of Graduate Studies (Diplôme Universitaire), MMEF - Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance, is a [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences in France. First Year of Graduated Studies: The first year of Graduate Studies (Diplôme Universitaire), MMEF - Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance, is a one-year, full-time, international programme that is taught in English. The courses correspond to those taught in the first year of Graduate Studies, which in the Bologna European Academic System is the first year M1 of the Masters. The courses derive from pre-existing courses at the university, with intensive courses in French. The degree is devoted to the training of students in the use of mathematical models in economics and finance: mathematical economics, strategic analysis, decision theory, stochastic models, mathematical finance and optimization models. The training is built around a large spectrum of courses, which aim to give the knowledge for the modelization of economic and financial problems, for mathematical formalization and tools for the numerical solutions. The new models in finance, economics and decision theory need a coherent training in these fields. Around 50 students are welcomed each year. Admission is made on the basis of academic excellence. All applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English and have a recognized Bachelor Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS credits in the Bologna system). Preference is given to students in economics, finance or mathematics. Mathematical aptitude and work experience can be helpful. Continuation to the QEM Erasmus Mundus Master: After the first year of the MMEF Degree, successful students who want to get a Masters Degree, may apply to: - the QEM1, the first year (QEM1) of The Erasmus Mundus Master course, QEM - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics; or - the accelerated track that corresponds to a combination of the Summer Semester and second year of the QEM (QEM2). After having successfully completed the QEM program, the students may enter one of the PhD Programs that Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is involved in. The competition within the QEM is very high; only 30% of MMEF students were accepted to the QEM Erasmus Mundus Master, on the basis of academic excellence. Our past experience with previous MMEF students attending the QEM, shows that the intensive courses in math with applications in Economics and Finance, allows for success in the QEM. Students that are selected for the accelerated track have the possibility of spending the Summer Semester in one of the following QEM Partner Universities: Universität Bielefeld, Université catholique de Louvain, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne or Università Ca' Foscari Venezia. [-]

Diplôme d’Ingénieur Chimiste

ESCOM : École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

L’ESCOM délivre un diplôme d’Ingénieur constituée de 5 années d’études en sciences et techniques dans le domaine de la chimie et du génie des procédés. Ce diplôme est reconnu au même titre qu’un Master selon le cadre des accords de Bologne. Le diplôme d’ingénieur chimiste de l’ESCOM est certifié par le label EUR-ACE. [+]

L’ESCOM délivre un diplôme d’Ingénieur constitué de 5 années d’études en sciences et techniques dans le domaine de la chimie et du génie des procédés. Ce diplôme est reconnu au même titre qu’un Master selon le cadre des accords de Bologne. Le diplôme d’ingénieur chimiste de l’ESCOM est certifié par le label EUR-ACE. Les étudiants internationaux peuvent rejoindre l’ESCOM à différents niveaux durant ces 5 années et plus particulièrement lors de la 3ème année. Chaque année est constituée de cours, de travaux pratiques en laboratoires et de stages à réaliser en France ou à l’international. L’ensemble des cours est dispensé en français. En 3ème année (équivalent de la dernière année de bachelor) le programme est constitué des matières suivantes : 49% de chimie (structure de la matière, chimie organique, chimie inorganique, chimie analytique) 28% techniques de l’ingénieur (phénomènes de transfert, méthodes et outils, chimie thermodynamique, formulation) 3% sciences humaines et sociales (environnement économique, environnement de l’entreprise, projet professionnel) 10% Langues En 4ème année (équivalent de la 1ère année de master) le programme est constitué des matières suivantes : 32% techniques de l’ingénieur (génie des procédés, méthodes et outils, chimie industrielle, procédés et formulation) 30% chimie (catalyse, chimie organique, chimie verte, organo-métallique, spectroscopie) 20% sciences humaines et sociales (management et gestion, projet professionnel, gestion d’entreprise) 10 % Langues 8% modules optionnels (génie des procédés, chimie du vivent, chimie verte, matériaux, formulation) Majeures en 5ème année La 5ème année (équivalent de la 2ème année de master) est une année vers la spécialisation. L’étudiant peut candidater pour l’une des majeures ci-dessous à condition d’être étudiant à l’ESCOM depuis au moins un an. La plupart des majeures externes (en partenariat avec une université ou un établissement académique) ont un nombre de places limitées. Chaque majeure fera l’objet d’une sélection sur la base d’un dossier remis par l’étudiant en 4ème année. Majeures ESCOM Qualité, Hygiène, Sécurité, Environnement Management et marketing industriel Produits et applications (formulation) Matériaux innovants sur base élastomères (en partenariat avec l’Ifoca, la formation a lieu en région parisienne) Majeures délivrant un master en partenariat avec l’Université Technologique de Compiègne (double-diplôme) Biotechnologie Génie des procédés Génie des produits formulés Majeures délivrant un master en partenariat avec l’Université Picardie Jules Verne (double-diplôme). Les cours ont lieu à Amiens. Analyse, contrôle, qualité de l’eau Traitement de l’eau Transformation chimique des ressources naturelles - Recherche et développement en chimie verte Les étudiants qui intègrent l’ESCOM en cycle préparatoire (1ère ou 1ème année) ou en 3ème année peuvent également se porter candidat pour les majeures en partenariat avec des établissements externes : Programme d’échange avec les écoles de chimie de la Fédération Gay-Lussac (FGL) partout en France, avec possibilité de Master Programme d’échange ou de double-diplôme dans une université partenaire à l’étranger (pour plus d’informations, consultez la liste des universités partenaires) Partenariat avec l’Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP School). La formation a lieu en région parisienne et est dispensée en apprentissage [-]

Engineering Diploma in Biotechnology

Sup’Biotech Paris
Campus Full time September 2017 France Villejuif

Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences in France. Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level. Undergraduate Program: Three years Graduate Program: Two years (equivalent to a five-year degree in the French system, or a two-year masters) For the first two years, classes are taught in French. Students will have the choice between French or English for the third year. A minimum score of 750 at the TOEIC or 6.5 on the IELTS is necessary to directly enter the Graduate Program.” To work in the domain of biotechnology, one needs to be open to the world: Sup’Biotech instills this value in students. Although we are based in the Paris region, we have a strong focus on instruction in English, which allows students to aim for an international career. If you are looking to study in English only, please register for the 3rd year. This requires two years of life sciences or biology related studies. First year: taught in French Life Sciences: General Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology Physics: Matter and Energy, Thermodynamics, Optics, Waves, Mechanics Chemistry: Molecular Structure, Thermochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Organic Chemistry Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis Computer Sciences: Microsoft Office, UNIX, Algorithms Humanities Epistemology Economics English Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry French as a Foreign Language for International Students Second year: taught in French Life Sciences: General Biology, Physiology, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biophysics Physics: Electricity, Electromagnetism, Electrokinetics Chemistry: Physicochemistry of solutions, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis Computer Sciences: Programming Humanities Epistemology Economics English Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry French as a Foreign Language for International Students Third year: available in English or French Fall Semester : Math Physics Organic Chemistry Bioinformatics English Humanities Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry Spring Semester : Life Sciences: Cell biology, Cell Culture, Immunology, Molecular Biology of plants, Industrial Microbiology, Bacteriology Chemistry: Polymers, Chemistry, Colloids, Organic Chemistry Physics: Thermodynamics, Electronics Mathematics: Statistics Bioinformatics: Biological Databanks, Sequences Analysis, Determination of secondary structures in proteins Economics: Biotechnologies market, Role of Corporations, Management, Economic Intelligence, Marketing English Humanities: Political Sciences, Scientific Popularization, Debates Animation Introduction to Ethics Marketing Management SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) Seminars Fourth year (taught in English) Fall Semester : Internship (4 months) Spring Semester : Life Sciences: Genetic Engineering, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Membrane Systems Chemistry and Physics: Organic Synthesis, Green Chemistry, Analytic Physico-chemistry Mathematics: Biostatistics Bioinformatics: Molecular Modeling, Applied Genomics Management: Project Management, Finances, Law, Patents, Economic Intelligence, Business Development, Business Strategy Communication: Professional Communication French as a Foreign Language for International Students SPIB The SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) program offers future biotechnology experts at Sup’Biotech a full-scale authentic experience in piloting innovative projects. The SBIP program helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is compatible with the professional expectations of the biotechnology world. Fifth year (taught in English) Fall Semester : Life Sciences: Protein Engineering, Nanobiotechnologies, Advanced Immunology Chemistry : Combinative Chemistry, Green Tech Bioinformatics: Conception of Databanks, Drug Discovery Management: Human Resource Management, Technological Resource Management, Economic Intelligence French as a Foreign Language for International Students SPIB The SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) program offers future biotechnology experts at Sup’Biotech a full-scale authentic experience in piloting innovative projects. The SBIP program helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is compatible with the professional expectations of the biotechnology world. [-]

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time September 2017 France Poitiers

IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science. [+]

ENVIRONMENTS- ECONOMIC GEOLOGY-SOIL MANAGEMENT-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-GEOMATERIAL-NANOMATERIAL IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science : the University of Poitiers (UP) in France (co-ordinator), the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal, the Technical University of Crete (TUC) (Chania) in Greece, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Porto Alegre) in Brazil. Why clay minerals ? Interest in clays results from their common availability, and their unique physical and chemical properties. No other minerals currently attract so great an interest. In addition to their conventional ancient use as bricks, tiles, ceramics and for paper coating and waste management more recently, clays have found many novel applications. Clay minerals have provided a boost in technology, because they are inexpensive nanomaterials, and as such, they have a huge potential for the synthesis of polymer nanocomposites with superior mechanical and thermal properties. The optimisation of adsorption, colloidal and rheological properties also opens prospects of using clay minerals for medical uses, pollution control, and environmental protection. Clay minerals play a role in economic geology (both as important mineral resource and in energy resource exploration) and soil management. Clays also have many negative effects in geotechnical engineering, manifested in the form of landslides, mudflows, and the deterioration of clay-based construction materials. Clay knowledge is extremely inter- and multidisciplinary as it includes geological, geotechnical, mineralogical, physico-chemical and bio-geochemical aspects. The IMACS is the first master course addressing analytical techniques and their recent developments, clay mineral properties as well as their main application domains. Thus, the complex and versatile nature of clays, as well as their numerous uses and applications, demand that clay engineers have a multidisciplinary education. Objective of the IMACS programme Most existing Masters Courses dealing with clays focus on a single discipline or domain in which Clay Science does not necessarily constitute the main part of the course (Earth Sciences, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Science, Environmental and Life Science, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering). However, Clay Science is a multidisciplinary endeavour, combining geology, mineralogy, crystallography, with physics, geotechnology and soil mechanics together with inorganic, organic, colloid chemistry and biochemistry. IMACS (International Master in Advanced Clay Science) is the first multi-disciplinary programme that brings together the widely-distributed knowledge of clays. IMACS is an integrated 2 years master programme delivered by four Universities : the University of Poitiers (France), the Technical University of Crete (Chania - Greece), the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Porto Alegre – Brazil), and is supported by the French Clay Group (GFA) and AIPEA (International Association for the Study of Clay Minerals) which are associated members of IMACS. This programme approved by the European Commission under a very competitive application scheme as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme in July 2009. During the first year, basic knowledge on clays, recent developments in clays and analytical techniques are provided, followed by a first specialization in Environment, soil and geological systems. After this training period, a master project completes the first year programme. The second year incorporates two specializations 1) Geomaterials and civil engineering, and 2) Advanced clay – nanomaterials, and Healing minerals. The master thesis (4 to 6 months) completes this second year and can be carried out at any of the partner research laboratories which constitute a network of more than 20 labelled research laboratories and numerous private companies. The objective of this Master is to form high level graduates by providing them a wide range of competences with applications in Environment, Earth Sciences, Materials (Geomaterials and Nanomaterials)... The interdisciplinary of the IMACS programme gives access to a large job market on the international level. A great number of research laboratories will be able to welcome for PhD IMACS students. IMACS students will be attractive for any engineer vacant positions requiring clay knowledge (Environment and waste management, Civil Engineering, Soils, Industries linked with mineral and energetic resources, Geo materials, Cement and Ceramic industry, Nano-materials, Cosmetics and medicine...). The teaching language is English. The completion of the curriculum is rewarded by a Master Degree or multiple Master Degrees depending on the student mobility. This Masters Course is open to students holding a BSc (or a degree equivalent to 180 ECTS) or an academic equivalence based on professional experience (validation of acquired experience is required), and a fluent understanding of the English language. Our Strengths: In connection with the industrial demand. Analysis expertise for mineral-geomaterial characterization : X-Ray Diffraction, Infrared Spectroscopy, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Thermal Analyses, Tomography… A transdisciplinary approach. Two periods of internship in a partner laboratory (university or industry), conditioned by the grades acquired. An international training course. Documents required The applicant will have to send the following documents: Degree equivalent to BSc A certified (translated in English) copy of the required degree for application in a Masters Course (at least a Bachelor Degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 180 ECTS). If requested, the applicant must prove the international recognition of the mentioned Degree as equivalent to a Bachelor and provide such official recognition translated in English. An academic equivalency could be attributed based on the professional experience of the applicant (validation of acquired experience). In consequence, the programme is not only open to B.Sc. students. Note: The application can be sent even if the B.Sc. is not fully completed at the deadline. This situation shall be explained precisely in the additional explanation letter. The IMACS selection board will decide if the application will be processed or not. Students from the following countries must contact the French Embassy or Consulate in their country as soon as possible: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Marocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam. These students must follow the standard CEF (Centre for Studies in France) online application process on the Campus France website.The Campus France pre-enrolment certificate is compulsory. Language proficiency Excepted for native speaker, a certified fluent level in English is needed as proof of the sufficient knowledge of the English language. Additional proficiency in French, Greek or Portuguese could also be sent. Transcript of records Transcript of records presenting the complete list of courses validated during the Bachelor with the grade obtained in an explained scale (preferentially the ECTS grading scale or the international norm defined by the NCEFEC on a scale from A+ to E). This document must be an official document emanating from the concerned institution with the name and the signature of person in charge of the formation and must be in English or a copy of a certified translation in English must be provided. Recommendations Two letters of reference emanating from two different teachers, researchers and/or professionals, who have directly known the applicant during a teaching or work period, explaining the applicant's suitability with respect to the programme applied for. The evaluation form completed by the person in charge of the last training (Bachelor or Master courses). Letter of motivation Typewritten or word-processed, in English, in which the applicant explains why he/she is applying, how he/she thinks that this application can help him/her and favor his/her personal project, what are his/her professional objectives. This letter must also present the candidate's arguments explaining his/her preference for the training mobility. CV Europass A curriculum vitae (in English) giving additional information useful for the evaluation and perception of the applicant's interest and suitability to the IMACS programme (the applicant's experience, project, training or studies abroad ; work experience, actual and past professional activities, miscellaneous & language skills). The creation of the CV Europass is performed on the EU website. Duly completed and signed Application form. Recent photography Copy of passport (or Id) Note that selected non European students have to possess a passport with an expiration date posterior to the normal date of the end of the course to which he/she is enrolled for (e.g. around 3 years). Additional explanation letter (if necessary) The applicant can explain in a separate letter specific issues, for example : special needs, missing documents... ... [-]

Master's degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18 

This master's degree aims to reach the second level of education in chemical engineering. Graduates will have a high ability to design products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry, i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university... [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences in France. Master's degree in Chemical Engineering This master's degree aims to reach the second level of education in chemical engineering. Graduates will have a high ability to design products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry, i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university. Career opportunities Chemical engineering, offering skills such as leadership, management and entrepreneurship in Industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food processing Engineering companies (advising on new projects) Auditing (energy, environmental, etc.) Wastewater treatment plants Public administration Service sector and commercial sector R&D laboratories and institutes (public and private) Language English Student Profile The profile of the ideal candidate is that of an engineering graduate in an industrial discipline, preferably chemical engineering, who wishes to work as a project leader. FIRST YEAR: compulsory subjects First semester Advanced Transport Phenomena Advanced Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation Product and Process Design I (*) Management and Administration of Companies Industrial Leadership (*) Optional subjects Second semester Advanced Separation Processes Reactor Engineering Product and Process Design II (*) Advanced Control of Processes Auditing and Industrial Certification Managing Change (*) Optional subjects SECOND YEAR: compulsory subjects External Practicals* Final Master's Project* ** (**) In order to pass the Final Master's Degree Project, you must have passed all the subjects that form of the Master's degree. OPTIONAL SUBJECTS In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated. Polymers Materials and Nanostructures Biomaterials (*) (*) These subjects make up the competences required for the subject Career Counselling Citizenship. BRIDGING COURSES: (***) Thermodynamics Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design Transport Phenomena Unitary Operations and Processes Laboratory Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (***) After checking the candidate’s transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses. Admission qualifications A university degree in Chemical Engineering or a similar field, or a university degree that qualifies graduates to practise the profession of Technical Industrial Engineer specialised in Industrial Chemistry or a similar field. Specific documentation A part from the compulsory documentation to pre-enrole to the programme, students must do submit the following documents: additional documentation: Letter of motivation Proof of knowledge of English (Level B1 or B2) Letters of reference (optional) Selection criteria Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria: Suitability of the admission qualification, up to 30 points. Qualifications will be graded according to the following scale: a. A degree in the field of engineering and architecture: up to 30 points. b. A degree in the field of sciences: up to 25 points. c. Other qualifications: 0 points. Evaluation of the students' academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree (average mark calculated as follows: Pass, 6; Good, 8; Excellent, 9.5; Distinction, 10): up to 30 points. Greater competence in English than required (B1): up to 10 points. University and country of origin: up to 10 points. Other training relevant to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, for which proof must be provided) or professional experience: up to 10 points. Other criteria such as stays (at least 4 weeks, proof must be provided), motivation, a letter of recommendation or a personal interview: up to 10 points. [-]

Master in Environmental Policy

Sciences Po
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The master in Environmental Policy at PSIA is a multidisciplinary degree training a new generation of policy makers, project managers, analysts, auditors of environmental issues at the global level. [+]

Master in Environmental Policy The master in Environmental Policy at PSIA is a multidisciplinary degree training a new generation of policy makers, project managers, analysts, auditors of environmental issues at the global level. The degree provides an introduction to the state of knowledge in environmental sciences and techniques allowing students to understand the main constraints in policy- making and strategic decision-making processes both in the public and private sectors. Scientific Advisor Laurence Tubiana is the Scientific Advisor of the PSIA Master in International Environmental Policy. She is France's Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, and also the founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 1997 to 2002, she served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. Environment is today's foremost global issue, which touches all segments of the world population, and all dimensions of global affairs. PSIA approaches environmental policies and politics from all angles, in order to train the most competent leaders in the field. Ghassan Salamé, Dean of PSIA Main orientations and specific features The curriculum introduces the main concepts at stake in environmental sciences and sustainable development through high profile introductory classes in earth sciences, biodiversity and climate change. Students intellectually master public and private strategies on environmental and sustainable development issues in the global arena and acquire analytical skills with a capacity to serve as a mediator between scientists and private operators, managers or public officials. The curriculum focuses on practical and technical skills in policy and project design, risk analysis, project management, auditing, policy design, management and evaluation in the fields of environment, health, nutrition, etc… Students are trained in the most recent methods in the study of biodiversity, climate change, and the 'Earth system' (ecology, climatology, modelling, etc.) on the one hand, as well as an introduction to the legal, economic and social aspects of sustainable development on the other hand. After a first year based on the acquisition of knowledge, the second year is aimed at professionalising their training: six months of internship in the environmental field or in sustainable development, and another six months during which students will either reinforce their practical knowledge (management, financial and accounting skills, strategy) or prepare for a PhD. Career opportunities The program enables our graduates to work for international and national agencies, national ministries, and local administrations for positions involving formulation, management and assessment of public policies and projects concerning environment and sustainable development. In the private sector, prospective employers are NGOs, consulting groups, banks investing in sustainable development, companies involved in economic sectors that need to integrate an environmental perspective (industry, transportation, housing, energy, the food industry, etc.) recruit our graduates whether they belong to the "green" business or the classical economy. Graduate can also aim at working in the innovation sector for applied research projects as project designer and managers. Other careers include journalism and communication on environmental issues for media, internal and external communication services for companies, and consulting in communication for both private and public institutions on the environmental and social aspects of sustainable development (social responsibility). [-]

Master Ecology And Sustainable Development

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time September 2017 France Angers

This master (bac + 5) trains executives with multi-skills in ecology of natural resources, urban ecology and environmental management in a sustainable development perspective. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences in France. TRAINING OBJECTIVES Acquire knowledge and depth skills in different areas of the environment Learning to manage environmental issues through two routes to choose from: Ecology course of natural resources and sustainable development (ERNDD) facing the management of natural and anthropogenic Urban ecology course and sustainable development (EUDD) facing the management of urban ecosystems Ability to validate the IT and Internet Certificate Level 2: environmental activities and sustainable development (c2i2 MEAD). + THE TRAINING Success rate close to 100% Human scale workforce Personalized monitoring of the student Professionalizing of studies: Internship 4 months in the first year and 6 months in 2nd year Professional contract Possibility of 2nd year [training schedule adapted to alternately linked to time in Company] Tutored project in 2nd year The possibility of a semester and / or internship abroad Suitable equipment and infrastructure A vibrant student life Study tours on the themes of eco-construction and applied ecology. TRADES AND SECTORS Official representative or responsible for environmental studies Eco-Environmental Advisor / Planning Head of Sustainable Development Project Manager natural spaces Environmental Engineer Responsible for communication and mediation Development Officer and animation of the territory Independant consultant Responsible for regulatory monitoring studies Independent consultant to construction companies Domain: Science, Technology and Health Mention: Ecology, Environment Specialty: Ecology and Sustainable Development ADMISSION Hold a license (to enter M1) or M1 (to enter M2) in the following areas: biology, ecology, environment, geography, urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or energy engineering Possibility to take the training in continuing education: VAE and VAF Admission by application and interview TUITION FEES From € 3,700 / year (based on revenue) Eligible training to higher education scholarships. [-]

Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 

<strong>Gravitation Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA)</strong> is a selective excellence 'track' or specialisation within the UvA <strong>Master's programmes Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics</strong>. It stands at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. [+]

What does Gravitation Astroparticle Physics at the UvA have to offer me? Gravitation Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA) is a selective excellence 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics. It stands at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. Current GRAPPA research topics include: - gravitational waves - dark matter detection - multi-messenger techniques (i.e. neutrinos, radio through gamma-ray signatures) - particle acceleration in astrophysical sources - cosmology - beyond the Standard Model physics. GRAPPA staff members are involved with several international research projects, such as: - the ANTARES and KM3NeT neutrino telescopes - the KamLAND reactor neutrino experiment - the XENON dark matter experiment - astroparticle-related experiments in the CERN-based ATLAS detector - the Cherenkov Telescope Array - existing and upcoming astrophysical facilities from the radio waves (e.g. LOFAR) through the X-rays (e.g. Chandra, XMM, LOFT). Is Gravitation Astroparticle Physics at the UvA for me? It is, if you: - are ambitious - are interested in cosmology and astroparticle physics - are interested in fundamental research - have thorough knowledge of quantum mechanics, calculus and electrodynamics - are intrigued by both the subatomic scale (e.g. the Standard Model, particle interactions) and the largest scales (e.g. astrophysical objects, the universe), and are particularly interested in combining the two to address some of the biggest puzzles in science - have a theoretical or experimental background - take pleasure in an international collaborative research environment. GRAPPA/astro and GRAPPA/particle In effect, there are two GRAPPA tracks: - GRAPPA/astro track (for MSc Astronomy and Astrophysics students) - GRAPPA/particle track (for MSc Physics students) These tracks contain all the same compulsory and elective courses. The difference lies in the general focus. MSc A&A students will generally choose more astronomy-related electives and a more astronomy-related thesis topic, whereas MSc Physics students will generally opt for more physics-related electives and a more physics-related thesis topic. In addition, the GRAPPA/particle track consists of two subtracks, which students choose between after the first semester: - GRAPPA subtrack - Particle subtrack However, all GRAPPA students - regardless of the (sub)track they follow - belong to the same group. Courses Together with the programme manager, you will tailor an individual course load with a focus on either astrophysics, theoretical physics or particle physics. GRAPPA has the following compulsory courses, to give you a solid foundation: - High Energy Astrophysics: Accretion onto Compact Objects OR Radiative Processes and Relativistic Flows (6 EC) - Particle Physics I (6 EC) - General Relativity (6 EC) - Particle Cosmology (6 EC) - Academic Skills courses (6 EC in total) Besides these core courses, 24 EC is reserved for elective courses, to allow you to develop your skills for your research project in the second programme year. The remaining 12 EC you can freely devote to any other courses that interest you (even outside of physics or astronomy), or to make up for deficiencies. Master's thesis The second year of the GRAPPA programme focuses on your chosen research project. You will work with one of the academic staff members on a timely and relevant topic, and apply the skills you developed during your courses to work on original research. Topics can range from fairly theoretical (such as cosmology) to experimental (such as building astroparticle physics detectors). Your total thesis work is worth 60 EC. International experience Within GRAPPA you can gain international experience in an educational setting, by: - attending the CERN summer-school - doing a project at the La Palma observatory - attending an international school - arranging your own astroparticle physics related international activity. [-]

Master in Particle Physics

Blaise Pascal University
Campus Full time September 2017 France Clermont-Ferrand

You have a degree in physics or physical chemistry, our M1 allows you to deepen your knowledge of General Physics (electromagnetism, Fluid Mechanics, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, instrumentation…). [+]

Master in Particle PhysicsYou have a degree in physics or physical chemistry, our M1 allows you to deepen your knowledge of General Physics (electromagnetism, Fluid Mechanics, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, instrumentation…). You can choose in the second half a hundred hours of introduction to research in particle physics, and have the ability to make an introductory course in search of two and a half months in a laboratory. Obviously useful for those who wish to use in research academic, these teachings are an opening for other working methods of research and deepening discipline always transferable to other areas.Already have an M1 physics or physical chemistry, M2 will immerse you in our research in particle physics with courses that address both the theoretical concepts related to fundamental interactions (principles of symmetry, quantum field theory, gauge invariance ...) that instrumental methods which allow us to probe the nature : principles of detections implementing acquisition systems and data processing. Optional courses can also be an opening in the field of cosmology and astroparticle, either to radiation-matter interactions and their applications in the field of radiation. The second year ends with a research internship of five months in the laboratory.All specialty courses are taught by faculty members and researchers from the Laboratory of Particle Physics (University Blaise Pascal - CNRS/IN2P3) participating in international research programs such as the CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics).A Research Master course is a prerequisite for doctoral studies follow. But it is also an end in itself. Mastery of a scientific discipline, the handling of advanced concepts or ownership issues and current techniques of field research are all skills to your employability and your assets in homebuilding. Physics leads to everything !... [-]


Specialized Master Government Policies And Actions For Sustainable Development (papdd)

École Des Ponts ENPC
Campus Full time 43  September 2017 France Paris

The two ministries in charge of agriculture and ecology asked AgroParisTech and École des Ponts ParisTech training to meet their needs of executives able to intervene in the political and public action on issues sustainable development. [+]

Specialized Master in Public Policies and actions for sustainable development (PAPDD)

The two ministries in charge of agriculture and ecology asked AgroParisTech and École des Ponts ParisTech training to meet their needs of executives able to intervene in the political and public action on issues sustainable development.

Objectives

The training aims to answer the following main objectives:

Treated from the standpoint of public policy issues more complex in areas where knowledge and methodologies are not stabilized and assess the reliability of the bases on which to base action; Develop understanding and taking into account the cross, where the understanding of complex systems (living, territory, climate, for example) plays a major role; Articulate (European local, national, and even international) scales of action, a more intimate knowledge, a real familiarity with each of these scales and practice on concrete topics of the passage from one to the other; Develop a culture of evaluation as a condition of a shift towards greater sustainability of public intervention; Knowledge meet the information and communication requirements of all stakeholders of an action. ... [-]

Master in design (MDes), "Mutations of the Built Environment"

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Campus Full time October 2017 France Nantes

This MDes addresses the ongoing lifestyle evolutions in the domestic, work and public environment, with a strong focus on sustainable development. Program taught in English For more information, click here: bit.ly/MutationsBuiltEnvironment [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in English .The MDes "Mutations of the Built Environment" addresses the ongoing lifestyle evolutions in the domestic, work and public environment, with a strong focus on sustainable development.A focus on the Mutations of the Built Environment:As environnemental issues have grown into a major concern in our societies, evolutions in life style and uses have triggered drastic transformations as to how we conceive home, life space, work space, recreational facilities and public space. Interacting in these new types of enhanced spaces involves the use of all senses, and the role of technology in such a multi-sensory context must seriously be reflected upon. Design must invent and implement new life scenarios taking all these parameters into account so as to offer end-users more well-being while helping them adapt to new uses more easily.Areas of application:- workspace (offices, corporate buildings),- home space (interior design),- public space design,- design for all,- event/exhibition stand design...Prerequisites for enrollment:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in design (spatial, graphic, communication, interaction, mutimedia, product or industrial design) or interior architecture). You may apply before having actually obtained the herforementioned degree.A level of CEFR B2 in English is recommended.... [-]