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Applied Chemistry

Chemistry is essential to our modern lives. The industrial applications of fundamental chemistry knowledge directly affect us daily – what we eat, what we wear, our transport, the technology we use, how we treat illnesses and how we get electricity – to name just a few.

The design of new sustainable materials and chemical products requires an understanding of the synthesis and physical/chemical properties of substances, as well as the relationship between the structure and the properties. While studying MSc Applied Chemistry at KTU, you will develop competence to analyse state-of-the-art products and innovative technologies, work with contemporary equipment.

During your studies, you will expand your understanding of the complex instrumental analysis processes and will learn to assess the value of new technologies. Your deep knowledge in chemistry and instrumental analysis together with research skills will equip you with an ability to form and solve both fundamental and industry challenges in the field.

After graduating from master’s in Applied Chemistry at KTU you will be able to develop sustainable and socially responsible materials and chemical products, meeting the society’s needs for inovative products.

The graduates of MSc Applied Chemistry study program are the innovation leaders – they can shape the society’s attitudes towards science and industry as the drivers of human well-being. Relying on the latest chemistry and chemical technology achievements, they can seek a career in high-technology research and industrial companies. They develop environmentally friendly smart materials that are improving the quality of our daily lives.

  • While studying, you will have access to the latest complex chromatographic, spectroscopic, spectrometric, thermal and X-Ray powder diffraction analysis equipment
  • Students can join internationally renowned research groups for fundamental scientific or industrialR&D projects
  • Excellent opportunities to go on exchange studies or practices at universities or companies in Germany, UK, France, Netherlands, Spain or other countries
Description of Study Programme
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle Second cycle
Field Chemistry
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (day-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Physical Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4916 €
 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Physical, Life, Health, Veterinary or Agricultural Sciences study field degree; ≥18 ECTS completed in the Chemistry study field subjects.

Language CGPA
Eligibility

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:

Full-time studies 4916 €
Price per credit 81,93 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4916 €
Price per credit 81,93 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

Materials – functional, smart, nano-materials, composite, innovative
Synthesis – modelling of structure, conversion, catalysis and kinetics
Analysis – thermal, X-ray, spectroscopic, chromatographic
Technologies – (opto)electronics, energy, functional covers
Application – idea, model, technology, solution of problems, innovations
Understanding of chemistry and technology of cosmetics and domestic chemistry preparations Understanding of chemistry and technology of functional organic substances Understanding of chemistry and technology of functional inorganic substances Understanding of the newest methods of instrumental analysis and application in new situations

 

 

Values

Skills

Application of theoretical knowledge for the development of new materials and investigation

The newest theoretical knowledge of organic, inorganic chemistry and deep understanding of the newest methods of instrumental analysis allow designing analytic, simulation and experimental investigations, managing them, forming, and solving new problems in the fields of chemistry and industry.

Infrastructure

Use of modern instrumental analysis technique

Not only the ordinary laboratory equipment, but also the newest complex chromatographic, spectroscopic, thermal, dynamic-mechanical analysis, and other devices are used in the process of studies.

Research projects

Opportunity to participate in research projects

The studies provide excellent opportunities to participate in the projects of research groups, research and experimental development (R&D) projects and projects of international programmes, e.g. Lithuania-Latvia-Taiwan, Lithuanian-Belarus, Lithuania-Ukraine, Lithuania-France, etc.

Studies abroad

Opportunity to study at foreign universities

The studies provide excellent opportunities to go and gain experience in German, UK, French, Dutch, Spanish, and other universities by using the bilateral student exchange contracts of Erasmus+, KTU, and partner universities and other scholarship programmes.

Career

From product and technology specialist to the manager

The graduates can become not only developers and researchers of new materials, but also project managers of development of new products and technologies, chemistry specialists/technologists of companies, consultants of companies, experts of analytic laboratories, managers of chemistry, cosmetics or domestic chemistry industry, managers of sales/consultation companies.

 

Career

Student’s skills:

– apply knowledge of chemistry and technology of functional materials, perform procedures of synthesis and analysis, and solve problems arising in production;

– work with various equipment of instrumental analysis;

– perform research of chemical materials, their composition and properties applying knowledge of chemical sciences; to search for possibilities of their application in practice.

Students will gain competences of:

– Understanding and application of the latest methods of instrumental analysis;

– Knowledge of chemistry of cosmetic preparations, their raw materials and properties, selection of production technology and equipment for production;

– Knowledge of inorganic materials chemistry and technology, identification of links between properties and application area of biomedical polymers;

– Knowledge of functional organic materials chemistry and technology; selection of synthesis methods, properties of materials and research methods.

 

 

You may become

  • Performance of chemical experimental, tests and analysis of chemicals;
  • Development and synthesis of novel materials;
  • Isolation of natural products and determination of their structure;
  • Development of innovative and sustainable chemical products.
  • Scheduling and ensuring high quality of analytes testing and proper results presentation;
  • Initiating and development of novel analytical methodologies;
  • Creates and manages relevant documentation related to the regulated analysis procedures.
  • Conducting research in the various fields of applied chemistry;
  • Development of new scientific concepts, tools, theories or methods;
  • Participation in interdisciplinary research and development projects with specialists from other scientific fields.
  • Preparation of applications for national and international research programs;
  • Supervision of research or industrial projects in cooperation with various institutions by providing professional and novel solutions implementation in chemical companies;
  • Preparation of reports and presenting the intermediate results to the stakeholders.
  • Organises processes for the entire quality assurance department;
  • Represents a company during external audits, and organises internal audits;
  • Creates and manages relevant documentation related to the quality of processes and products.
  • Planning, coordination, and optimization of chemical products production process;
  • Implementation of production plans, the allocation of resources and their efficient use;
  • Analysis of the production results and onsite production process problems solving.
  • Suggesting innovative ideas for sustainable and novel products;
  • Day-to-day cooperation with production, commerce and marketing departments, as well as with research institutions and research and experimental development centres;
  • Planning and managing implementation of novel fundamental scientific results in industrial products development process.

 

 

MA+ competences

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

 

 

Testimonials

Aistė Kveselytė

Aistė Kveselytė

UAB „Baltic Nanotechnologies“ chemist

 

Studying Applied Chemistry, I have not only gained strong fundamental knowledge on chemistry, but also was introduced to a lot of modern fields of chemistry – from creating medicine to solar elements, from nanotechnologies to modern instrumental analysis methods. These skills often help me in unexpected situations and allow me effectively search for needed information. During my studies, I have also gained a lot of practical experiences working in laboratories. Currently, I work at UAB „Baltic Nanotechnologies“, and the knowledge, curiosity, experiment planning skills, that I have developed studying Applied Chemistry is a vital part of my job.

Aistė Gružinskaitė

Aistė Gružinskaitė

UAB „ProBioSanus“ laboratory manager

 

While studying Applied Chemistry in KTU, I had an opportunity to participate in a joint project of the University and UAB „ProBioSanus“, solving problems in immobilization of probiotics. Knowledge on cosmetic chemistry, gained throughout the studies, opened an opportunity to join the company and even become the manager of the laboratory. I am glad that my job is creative and interesting – I am developing innovative cosmetics and various household chemicals with probiotics by implementing them in the production process.

Jurgita Kailiuvienė

Jurgita Kailiuvienė

Researcher of AB “Amilina”

 

Since I work in the company’s research laboratory, not only knowledge in organic or inorganic chemistry, but also knowledge in biochemistry, microbiology, physical chemistry, etc. and even computed chemistry acquired during the studies are useful. I usually have to solve the problems related to the production, search for new fields of application of production or improve the current process; therefore, broad knowledge acquired at the university is excellent when searching for the most suitable solution and seeking for reliable results.

Vytas Vitkauskas

Vytas Vitkauskas

AB „Amilina“ chemist-technologist for research department

 

Thanks to the competencies, acquired studying Applied Chemistry, I was easily able to find a job in the research laboratory of Roquette-Amilina. All the skills essential for this job – knowledge on instrumental analysis and analytical thinking – I have obtained during my studies. This is an exceptionally well-planned study program as not only it teaches you analytical chemistry methods, but also introduces chemical technology, which is important in production.