Applied Chemistry

Preparation of qualified and creative specialists who acquired deep knowledge in the field of chemistry and chemical technology, having research skills, able to form and solve chemistry and industry problems, relying on the newest chemistry and chemical technology achievements and seeking to work in high-technology research and industrial companies that develop and/or produce innovative functional, hybrid, composite and nano-materials, alternative energy, environment-friendly processes and materials, biopharmaceutical products, etc.

Entry requirements
Code 6211CX014
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle Second cycle
Field Chemistry
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Physical Sciences
 

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.

 

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

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

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.

Tomas Andrejauskas

Incorporator and Business Developer of Probiosan Laboratory partner UAB “SatiMed”

 

The study programme “Applied Chemistry” provides both deep theoretical knowledge of chemistry and high-technologies and also practical skills allowing the graduates not only to perform the analytic work in laboratories, but also to work directly in the production and develop new products.

Career

Student’s competences:
– 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.

 

Student’s skills:
– Able to apply knowledge of chemistry and technology of functional materials, perform procedures of synthesis and analysis, and solve problems arising in production;
– Able to work with various equipment of instrumental analysis;
– Able to perform research of chemical materials, their composition and properties applying knowledge of chemical sciences; to search for possibilities of their application in practice.

 

 

You may become

– Performance of research, experimental works, tests and analysis of chemical science;
– Development of artificial materials, restoration and synthesis of natural materials;
– Preparation of environmental impact and quality control methods and procedures.

– Participation in the interdisciplinary scientific research and development projects;
– Establishment of production methods, materials, quality and control standards and assurance of compliance with technical specifications;
– Performance of laboratory research and tests at various stages of products’ production.

– Preparation of technical specifications for production and planning of systems layout;
– Management of maintenance of production buildings and equipment, and new projects according to the engineering principles and safety regulations;
– Consultations on new production methods, techniques and equipment.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript 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.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

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

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3737 €
Price per credit 62,28 €

 

Financial support