M2 Chemical and microbiological characterization for environmental issues (CMCEI)

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M2 Chemical and microbiological characterization for environmental issues (CMCEI)

Presentation

Presentation

Applications are open from December 2018 to April from http://aap.e2s-uppa.eu

Strongly increasing societal demand in the fields of Environment, Sustainable Development and Health, implies a synergy of advanced skills in Chemistry and Biology Sciences. In order to be able to effectively respond to this demand and to implement innovative solutions providing efficient answers to these requests, it is essential to perfectly understand the interaction of contaminants with living organisms and particularly their structures, properties, reactivities/activities in natural ecosystems. The “Chemical and Microbiological Characterization for Environmental Issues” (CMCEI) second year course of the Master in Chemistry and Life Sciences aims to train specialists with knowledge of the most recent advances in analytical chemistry, physico-chemistry, molecular biology and environmental microbiology.

Objectives

Entirely taught in English, the first semester is devoted to the knowledge of contaminants cycles and to the application of different techniques for the analysis of chemical elements and species of interest in various compartments of environment, the identification of microorganisms presenting a risk for environment or public health, but also quality assurance, critical evaluation of scientific publications and /or technical documentation.

The second semester consists of a six-month research internship in the field of chemical and/or biological analysis applied to the environment in IPREM teams.

The course is mainly taught through project-based scenarios. This helps students understand scientific approach in research. It also make them put into practice various techniques and reflect further on their professional project.

Knowledge and skills

At the end of this program, the students in the «Chemical and Microbiological Characterization for Environmental Issues Master” will be able to:

  • Show expertise in modern techniques in chemistry, molecular biology and microbiology
  • Synthesize technical and research documentations to produce a technical study
  • Plan and define a research or R&D project in analytical chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology or environmental survey
  • Manage and carry out a project
  • Manage field experiments to estimate the efficiency of chemical or biological methods for the protection of the ecosystems
  • Interpret and validate results of chemical and biological analysis
  • Produce summary report describing the experiments done, the applied methods used and the results obtained

Program

Training content

SEMESTER 1

ECTS

Trace elements in the environment

Trace elements biogeochemical cycles

2

Speciation concepts and analysis

2

Advanced analytical chemistry

Advanced separation techniques

2

Advanced spectrometric techniques coupling

2

Electrochemical sensors

2

Biological macromolecules characterization

2

Organic contaminants analysis

2

Statistical tools, chemometrics and quality

Analytical methods performances evaluation

2

Quality Assurance for Analysis

2

Statistical tools project

4

Microbiology and molecular biology for Environmental applications

Microbial biotransformations and environmental applications: project

4

Microbial biotransformations and environmental applications : conferences

2

Molecular biology, Technological applications

6

Research tools and applications

Scientific papers and documentation critical evaluation

2

Environmental Project

4

Language

French as a Foreign language

2

SEMESTER 2

Internship in academic or industrial research project

30

Admission

Access condition

Applications are open from December to April from http://aap.e2s-uppa.eu

Academic requirements

Applicants  must  hold  at  least  a 4-year  university  level  in  chemistry  and/or biology fields.

The M2 CMCEI is open to students who have completed an M1 (4-year degree) in " Chemistry and Life sciences" (SAVE), "Molecular Biology and micro-biology for the environment" (BME) or an equivalent level.

For students outside UPPA, integration in the second year is subjected to a selection on curricula with equivalent training level and with sufficient skills in biology, chemistry and environment (Molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, environmental microbiology, ecotoxicology, biostatistics, field sampling and data processing, physico-chemistry, analytical chemistry, environment).

 English Language requirements

Applicants must be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. An applicant whose native language is not English has to take a recognized international English test.

Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English

French Language Requirements

None: French language courses are included in the formation.

 For any additional information or questions related to application, please contact:


 florence.pannier @ univ-pau.fr or christine.cagnon@univ-pau.fr

Tuition fees

European students (from a UE country, the Economic European Area or Switzerland)

Enrollment costs: Usual cost for a Master degree in France

Non-European students

If you were already registered in a public institution for the academic year 2018/19, and you want to continue with the same university course, tuition fees don’t change. The French State continues to cover most of your cost of training.

If you arrive in France for the academic year 2019 with a VLS-TS visa for studies or if you were already registered in a public institution in 2018/2019, and you are changing course (starting a Master’s course after a Licence course, or starting a Doctorate/PhD after a Master’s course), the French State will cover 2/3 of your cost of training.

Tuition fees will be:

  • 3,770 euros for a full year in Master’s course
Scholarships
  • Region Aquitaine Scholarships for non-EU students
  • E2S Talent's Academy Scholarships for all students
  • Master's scholarships

And after

Job opportunities

Sectors
  • Environment
  • Agribusiness
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Chemical industries
  • Biotechnology
Fields:
  • Research and Development, quality control
Positions:
  • Academic positions
  • Researchers (public institutes or private companies)
  • Research and Innovation Engineers
  • PhD students

Contact(s)

Person in charge

CAGNON Christine

Responsable Master BME

Email : christine.cagnon @ univ-pau.fr

PANNIER Florence

Responsable Master SAVE


Phone : 05.59.40.76.73

Email : florence.pannier @ univ-pau.fr

Places

  • Pau

More info

ECTS credits 60

Type of education

  • Initial training
  • Ongoing training
  • Foreign students

Number of students 20

Internship Mandatory (6 months)

Registration
From December 17, 2018 to May 26, 2020

Teaching start
September 2, 2019

Attachment

Brochure (416 Ko)