Taught course


University of Siena · Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy
Bachelor or equivalent

Entry requirements

Restricted access degree programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master Degree prepares students with an advanced knowledge and skills in the most important areas of Chemistry (Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry).

These studies will prepare the student for a wide range of professional activities as well as continued doctoral studies. Lessons are complemented with specific lectures on subjects related to chemistry for life science or for sustainable development.

The second year activity includes with 300 hours of internship in companies working in all fields of chemistry. The students complete their studies by participating in a high level research project (6-8 months) within international research groups at the University of Siena or other public or private institutions. Students have the opportunity to apply for an international double degree.

Information for international students

Chemistry pre-courses. The Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, activated free preparatory PRE-COURSES in the following subjects: General and Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; and Organic Chemistry.

Fees and funding

UK students
up to 2000 Euros
International students
up to 2000 Euros

The annual fee is divided into three installments, as follows:

  • 1st instalment: fixed rate based on the type of degree course (humanities, science, EU regulated).
  • 2nd instalment: calculated based on income.
  • 3rd instalment: calculated based on merit.

The fee can also vary in the presence of any applicable benefits or exemptions.


Students enrolling at the University of Siena can apply for a DSU (Regional Body for the Right of University Studies) scholarship. The application is open until September/October of each year.

Scholarship assignees will receive a sum of money (covering University fees) and have free access to University canteens and free accommodation at halls of residence, if admitted. Should such accommodation not be available, assignees will be given a rent contribution, if requested.

Qualification and course duration

Bachelor or equivalent

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Prof. Elena Gaggelli