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Applied Chemistry

From batteries to painkillers, chemistry is essential to our modern lives. The industrial applications of chemistry 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 processes, 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 and analyse state-of-the-art products, innovative technologies, market trends and use contemporary equipment.

During your studies, you will expand your understanding of the complex chemical technology processes and will learn to assess the value of new technologies from an economic perspective. Your deep knowledge in chemistry and chemical technology together will 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 large-scale production of various goods, meeting the society’s needs for new products.

The graduates of MSc Applied Chemistry study programme 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 newest chemistry and chemical technology achievements, they can seek a career in high-technology research and industrial companies. They develop innovative functional, hybrid, composite and nano-materials, alternative energy, environment-friendly processes and materials, biopharmaceutical products that are change our lives every day.

  • While studying, you will have access to the latest complex chromatographic, spectroscopic, thermal, dynamic mechanical analysis, and other equipment
  • Students can join internationally renowned research groups, international fundamental research and R&D projects
  • Excellent opportunities to go on exchange studies at universities in Germany, the UK, France, Netherlands, Spain and other countries

 

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle Second cycle
Field Chemistry
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (day-time; on-campus)
Degree awarded Master of Physical Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4787 €
 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Physics, Technology, Life, Health, Veterinary or Agricultural 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 2021-2022 is indicated below.

Full-time studies 4787 €
Price per credit 79,78 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4787 €
Price per credit 79,78 €
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 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.

 

 

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

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.

Jurgita Kailiuvienė

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.