Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree: “Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry” 

5 European universities, ASC partners since 2005, have been working together to design and implement a joint master course in Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry:

  • University Alma Mater of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland
  • University of Leipzig, Germany
  • University Lille1, France (Coordinating institution)

2015 – 2020


The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

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The European ASC Master's Course is a two year (4 semesters, 30 ECTS each) Master's programme including a mobility period within the ASC network. It has been jointly designed and is operated by 5 European universities since 2007: Lille1, Alma Mater of Bologna, Jagiellonian of Krakow, Leipzig and Helsinki. The ASC master’s course has been selected for the second time by Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union, based on excellence criteria with respect to the quality of its academic content and teaching, its expertise in the management of a European Programme and the development of an industrial network ensuring the employability of its students. The European Commission funding provides student scholarships including a living allowance of 1 000 euros per month and the payment of participation and travel costs for 2 European students and 11 non-European students for the course edition starting in September 2017.

High quality education programme
The ASC network offers state of the art equipment and expertise covering the application of spectroscopic techniques to chemistry in a broad sense. The course prepares students to become experts and develop international skills towards doctoral studies, and/or professional industrial careers in chemical analysis and characterization of the structure of materials in the fields of molecular synthesis, biology, nanotechnologies, modeling, pharmacy, green chemistry, materials, and sustainable energies.

A network of global partners
Over the years, the ASC network has developed links with global industrial partners producing spectrometers (Brüker, Magnetech) as well as with regional competitiveness clusters (MATIKEM in Lille, NEU in Leipzig). A priviledged partnership has also been established with great research facilities such as synchroton SOLEIL in France and ELETTRA in Italy.

Highly qualified international graduates
Since it first opened, 165 students from 27 countries have attended the course. 80% of the ASC graduates have started a PhD, mainly in European universities. 20% are working in their home country in industry (60%) or in higher education (40%).

Applications are submitted via the online procedure on the ASC website:

Deadline: February 28th, 2017 for entering the course in September 2017 in Lille.