First Master Program in Sustainable Chemistry launched at Leuphana University
As a part of ISC3’s educational activities, the ISC3 Research & Education Hub has developed a first of its kind Master of Science in Sustainable Chemistry (M.Sc. SC) for international professionals. Launched in March 2020 at Leuphana University Professional School, the interdisciplinary program provides expert interdisciplinary training and teaches a broad understanding of sustainable chemistry along the life cycle of chemical products, services, and functions – from the molecular level to global resource and product flows.
The programme is aimed at highly motivated professionals with a degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in chemistry, chemical, bio, and environmental engineering, pharmacy, biochemistry or related fields and at least one year of relevant work experience who wish to integrate expertise in sustainability into their professional portfolio.
The M.Sc. in Sustainable Chemistry is designed as a blended learning program, combining e-learning with clustered classroom sessions including lectures, seminars, group work, and laboratory exercises. This way, professionals may complete the program from wherever they are based, while still having the chance to meet their peers on-site at Leuphana University. The M.Sc. Sustainable Chemistry at Leuphana Professional School is an important milestone for the integration of sustainable chemistry into the higher education of researchers, executives, and practitioners.
The Leuphana University offers Certificate Courses for applicants who do not intend to participate in the entire Master of Science in Sustainable Chemistry Program. Students have the opportunity to complete selected modules of the Master program in two certificate courses ("Sustainable Chemistry and Regulatory Affairs" and "Sustainable Chemistry and Benign by Design"). The courses are graduated with a university certificate and 20 credit points. Credits received, and fees paid during the certificate course can be taken into account if students later decide to complete the entire Master program.