The programme is taught by a consortium of four universities:
University of Tartu (UT, coordinator), Estonia;
Uppsala University (UU), Sweden;
University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), France;
Åbo Akademi University (AAU), Finland.
The students spend their first year at the University of Tartu (UT), while the second year is spent either at UCBL, UU or AAU. The selection of the second year study locationis determined through a competitive process based on the student preference and the first semesters academic performance.
Year 1: Fundamentals and Placement (60 ECTS)
University of Tartu: general analytical chemistry, metrology in chemistry, quality assurance, socio-economic aspects of analytical chemistry
Year 2: Specialisation 60 ECTS
Uppsala University: organic and bioorganic analysis, advanced separation methods, mass spectrometry
University of Lyon: industrial analytical chemistry, process control and monitoring
Åbo Akademi: sensors, advanced analytical instrumentation, electrochemistry, miniaturization
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
The official language of the programme is English. Students will also have the possibility to learn Swedish, Finnish or French.
Double degrees are awarded on completion of studies. The first degree will be from UT and the second from UU, UCBL or AAU.
Evidence suggests that a growing number of employers are looking for analytical chemists qualified to work with modern instruments and to solve problems ranging from determining the composition of hi-tech materials and trace levels of toxicants to unravelling the mysteries of life and forensic analysis. Graduates are welcome to work in both private and public sector:
R&D departments of major companies;
Chemical industry labs;
Pharmaceutical industry labs;
Health and environmental protection agencies;
Food processing and manufacturing quality assurance labs;
Certification, standardization and accreditation authorities;
National Centres and Institutes of Metrology;
PhD studies and academic career.
MODULES AND COURSES
YEAR 1 (60 ECTS)
University of Tartu:
General analytical chemistry module (21 ECTS)
Metrology module (9 ECTS)
Socio-economical module (12 ECTS)
Training placement (8 9 ECTS)
Elective module (9 ECTS)
YEAR 2 (60 ECTS)
University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL):
Industrial analysis (25 ECTS)
French language (5 ECTS)
Uppsala University (UU):
Open advanced course in chemistry with focus on separation and mass spectrometry (10 ECTS)
Applied chemical analysis of complex samples (15 ECTS)
Swedish language (5 ECTS)
Åbo AkademiUniversity (AAU):
Applied Electrochemistry (5 ECTS)
Chemical sensors (5 ECTS)
Seminars in Analytical Chemistry (5 ECTS)
Special Project in Analytical Chemistry (10 ECTS)
Swedish Language (5 ECTS)
All second yearuniversities
Masters thesis(together with Winter School)(30 ECTS)
Internship prepares students for future employment. EACH has made it easy for students to find an internship position by offering them a chance to choose a company or laboratory participating in EACH as associated partners.
Participating companies and laboratories:
Estonia: Tallinna Vesi AS, Tartu Laboratory of the Health Board, Estonian Environmental Research Centre;
Finland: Suomen Ympäristöpalvelu Oy, Rautaruuki OY, SYKE;
Sweden: GE Healthcare, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden;
France: Solvay, Avenisense, Axelera, Bruker, Perkin Elmer, ISA, IFPEN, Arkema, IDEEL, Antelia.
- Bachelors degree (or equivalent) with at least 60 ECTS in chemistry or chemical engineering and 20 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics
- Submit the online application (link available at the programmes website);
- Mail the required and properly prepared documents by the deadline to:International Student Service, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, Estonia.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
- Online application;
- Official copy of the Bachelors Diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/grade list) in the original language;
- Official translation of the Bachelors Diploma and Diploma Supplement into English;Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 with no section below 5.5, TOEFL iBT 90, paper based 575; Cambridge English CAE and CPE; Pearson PTE Academic 62, exceptions listed on web);
- Motivation letter;
- English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score: 575; TOEFL iBT® test: 90
Funded by the European Commission, the EACH programme offers generous scholarships to the best ranked students.
Tuition fees and scholarships are based on the applicants country of origin:
Programme countries (European Union, Norway, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
Partner countries (all other countries)
Programme countries: 4500/year
Partner countries: 9000/year
The tuition fee covers tuition, essential study materials, orientation upon arrival, ongoing support by international student services, tutors/students assistant and health insurance (only for the partner or programme country students scholarship holders).
Partner countries students: contribution to travel costs* (max 6000/year), contribution to installation costs (max 1000/programme), monthly allowance for the student* (1000/month (up to 12 months/year)), contribution to cover the EACH programme tuition fee (18 000 (two-year programme)).
Programme country students: contribution to travel costs* (max 1000/year), monthly allowance for the student* (1000/month (up to 12 months/year)), contribution to cover the EACH programme tuition fee (9000 (two-year programme).
*Will not be paid for the period spent in the students country of residence.
A limited number of tuition-waiver scholarships, funded by the EACH consortium, are also available to applicants from all countries.