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The opportunities offered by an international degree programme

Partner Universities


The ASC master course is a programme of excellence which has been awarded the Erasmus Mundus label twice since 2008. The five European universities of the ASC network offer state of the art equipment and expertise covering applications of spectroscopic techniques to chemistry in a broad sense (from material sciences, environmental sciences, biomedical/health sciences etc.).


Mobility within this network prepares students to become experts and develop international skills towards doctoral studies, and/or professional industrial careers in chemical analysis and characterization of the structure of materials in the fields of molecular synthesis, biology, nanotechnologies, modeling, pharmacy, green chemistry, materials, and sustainable energies


ASC graduates are awarded of multiple diploma from each partner university where they have successfully attended at least one semester (30 credits).


winter school is organized each year in a different location on a chosen topic to deepen one specific field of spectroscopy. This joint social event gathers students, members of the ASC institutions as well as industrial and research associated partners, and ASC alumni.


After the graduation, the former ASC students found access to Doctoral programs of excellence such as Marie Curie Fellowships or ETN Ph.D., and 4 % went on to a teaching position directly after their M.Sc., usually in their country of origin.

Although our students are inclined to pursue third cycle higher education training, 13% found a job in industry directly after their Master’s graduation in European and non-European based companies (e.g. L’Oreal France, L’Oreal China, Merck-Millipore Germany, Reckitt-Benckiser UK, Dow Agrosciences Mexico, Rotam Global agrosciences, Multiceras S.A.). 73% of ASC graduates currently have a position in Europe.

The step to obtain a Ph.D. grant or job is predominantly secured by the student before graduation, which is an excellent indicator for the attractiveness of our students profile to these R&D economical actors.

Qualitative feedback from those employers is also excellent, as they proved to be very interested in our students’ unique profile.