Inter-University Master’s Degree in Applied Chemistry (UJA-UCO-UHU-UMA)


This master’s degree programme from the University of Jaén, in collaboration with the Universities of Córdoba, Huelva and Málaga, aims to train experts to resolve scientific and technological problems relating to chemistry that may arise within society.

The Inter-University Master’s Degree in Applied Chemistry offers specialised or multidisciplinary training in advanced Chemistry through knowledge acquisition and the application of techniques based on research methodologies. This training is applicable to a variety of different sectors.

For more information, contact the coordinating university for the inter-university master’s programme.

You can also take advantage of the University of Jaén's unique cross-disciplinary training programme and the range of activities offered in connection with this master’s programme to improve your personal development and professional prospects.

  • To supplement the training delivered at undergraduate level and train students to become experts in chemistry and play a key role in developing new technologies.
  • To encourage interaction between teaching staff and students on the master’s programme with the other universities involved in the programme, research institutes and centres, and companies working in the field of chemistry.

The course summary contains the full list of academic skills certified by the Inter-University Master’s Degree in Chemistry at the University of Jaén.

To take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the Master’s Degree in Chemistry, the ideal applicant is someone with an interest in science and a solid background in Chemistry. Applicants who hold an official Spanish Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Engineering or similar areas established by the Academic Coordination Committee for the master’s programme and have advanced skills in IT and English will be preferred.

The selection procedure will be conducted by the Academic Coordination Committee using the Andalusian Single University District website for evaluating access to master’s degree programmes. Selection will be based on the suitability of applicants’ prior qualifications, while their academic records will be used to rank them within each category of preference.

In order of preference, the undergraduate degrees enabling access to the Inter-University Master’s Degree in Applied Chemistry are:

High preference: Bachelor’s degree in: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemical Engineering, Energy Resources, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Biomedicine and any other degree relating to Chemical Sciences.

Medium preference: Bachelor’s degree in: Marine Sciences, Biology, Geology, Physics, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Agrarian Engineering, Agrifood Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Forest Engineering.

As a general rule, access to the programme will be based on the stipulations of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October and of the Single Article of Royal Decree 861/2010 of 2 July modifying the former:

To be eligible for our official master’s degree programmes, you must hold an official bachelor’s degree from a Spanish university or from a higher education institution belonging to another member state of the European Higher Education Area that enables access to master’s programmes.

Graduates from education systems outside the European Higher Education Area will be eligible for admission without validating their degrees once the university has checked that they have completed an equivalent level of training to the corresponding official bachelor’s degrees in Spain and that their degrees enable access to postgraduate study in the issuing country.

Eligibility via this route in no way entails official validation of the applicant’s degree nor recognition of this degree for any purpose other than admission to UJA master’s programmes. Article 75 of the Andalusian Universities Act 15/2003 of 22 December states that, for the sole purpose of university admissions, Andalusian public universities may come together to form a Single District, entrusting the management of this district to a designated committee, which is part of the Andalusian University Council.

In light of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, which sets out the structure of official university education, the Andalusian Single University District Committee, using the powers vested in it and following deliberation and approval from the academic coordination committee for the master's degree, adopts agreements on the admission procedure for master’s degree courses on an annual basis.

Pre-enrolment and allocation of places will be carried out in a centralised manner by the Andalusian Single District Commission. Up-to-date deadlines and procedures can be found on their website.

This link contains specific information from UJA about pre-enrolment and enrolment procedures, deadlines, fees, etc.

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Academic Information

Aquí encontrarás los detalles fundamentales y todos los enlaces necesarios para conocer la organización de tu máster, resumiendo y complementando la descripción recogida en la memoria del máster, donde podrás encontrar información adicional.

Distribución del Plan de Estudios en créditos ECTS por tipo de materia
Obligatorias 24
Optativas 20
Trabajo Fin de Máster 16
Créditos totales 60

Primer Curso

Asignaturas de Primer Curso
Cuatr. Asignatura Idioma Créditos
Avances en química analítica Castellano 5
Avances en química orgánica Castellano 5
Modelos y estructuras en química física avanzada Castellano 5
Profundización en química inorgánica Castellano 5
Investigación y desarrollo en química Castellano 4
Trabajo fin de máster Castellano 16

Primer Curso (Optativas)

Asignaturas de Primer Curso (Optativas)
Cuatr. Asignatura Idioma Créditos
Materiales de carbón para aplicaciones medioambientales (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5
Técnicas y sistemas en química física avanzada (Especialidad Química Avanzada) Castellano 5
Nuevas tendencias en química analítica (Especialidad Química Avanzada) Castellano 5
Control de calidad y pureza en aceites de oliva (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5
Química teórica y computacional. Aplicación al diseño racional de materiales (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5
Nuevas metodologías en síntesis orgánica (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5
Química supramolecular (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5
Tendencias en investigación en química orgánica (Especialidad Química Avanzada) Castellano 5
Nuevas tendencias en química inorgánica (Especialidad Química Avanzada) Castellano 5
Gestión de la calidad, cualimetría y quimiometría (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5
Espectroscopía vibracional y electrónica. Aplicación a sistemas moleculares de interés nanotecnologia (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5
Compuestos de alto valor añadido con aplicación agroalimentaria: Química de aceites, valorización subproductos agroalimentarios, química de feromonas y odorantes (Especialidad Metodologías y Técnicas en Química) Castellano 5


  • Possess and understand knowledge providing a foundation or opportunity to develop and/or apply ideas in an original manner, particularly in research contexts.
  • Apply the knowledge acquired and develop an ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar settings within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and tackle complex judgements on the basis of information which may be incomplete or limited and require reflection on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of these knowledge and judgements.
  • Communicate conclusions and knowledge and the underlying reasons informing them to expert and non-expert audiences clearly and unambiguously.
  • Self-directed or independent study.


  • Be able to participate in multidisciplinary teams to design and carry out scientific and/or professional projects.
  • Be able to produce work of an excellent quality.
  • Be able to make effective decisions in professional and/or research work.
  • Be aware of the need to promote scientific, technological, social and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts as part of a knowledge society.
  • Be able to interpret experimental results in relation to accepted theories, establish hypotheses using the scientific method and defend them convincingly.


  • Be aware of the need to supplement scientific training with language and IT skills by participating in additional activities.
  • Be able to use information and communication tools to address and resolve new problems in contexts related to the area of study.
  • Develop active job searching strategies and entrepreneurial skills.


  • Analyse the information needs arising in relation to the application of advanced methodologies in chemistry.
  • Perform the tasks inherent to the profession at private companies and public institutions by carrying out studies in the field of chemistry and similar areas.
  • Plan and manage available resources at a chemistry laboratory according to the basic principles of quality, risk prevention and sustainability.
  • Select the appropriate chemical instruments and IT resources for each study and use them correctly.
  • Plan and conduct projects and experiments, and combine different areas of scientific expertise in an interdisciplinary manner.
  • Produce a clear, concise report of the results of the project and the conclusions reached, and publicly present and defend the study methodology, results and conclusions.
  • Acquire research experience for future work in R&D&I in their field.
  • Plan and design sampling plans and sample handling techniques relating to analytical problem solving.
  • Be aware of advances in organic mass spectroscopy instruments and their application.
  • Be aware of the principles of inorganic mass spectroscopy, its use in quantitative analysis and its applications.
  • Be aware of the principles of the most important types of flow analysis.
  • Be aware of the principles of microfluidic techniques and associated instrumentation systems and techniques, as well as their applications in the field of analysis.
  • Understand and possess basic knowledge of the thermodynamic properties of the interface in relation to its structure.
  • Understand and possess basic knowledge of the thermodynamic properties of the electrified interface in comparison with the non-electrified interface.
  • Acquire the fundamentals of group theory and use it to analyse and resolve chemical problems.
  • Recognise the different patterns of electrode reaction mechanisms from experimental data and obtain their kinetic and thermodynamic parameters.
  • Be able to apply and adapt theoretical models and specific techniques to unresolved problems in the specialist area, as well as to problems from other scientific or technical fields.
  • Be aware of the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of coordination compounds.
  • Be aware of the main reactions of organometallic compounds.
  • Understand the main applications of coordination and organometallic compounds.
  • Be aware of structural characterisation techniques and their use in describing chemical compounds.
  • Be able to correlate chemical structure with the properties of chemical compounds.
  • Be able to apply chemical synthesis methods to obtain inorganic solids.
  • Be able to relate the properties of compounds to their applications.
  • Plan experiments according to established theoretical or experimental models, and use computer programmes allowing problems relating to the study of organic synthesis to be addressed and solved.
  • Be aware of and able to use the various tools available to determine the mechanisms of organic reactions.
  • Be aware of the main characteristics, syntheses and applications of heterocyclic compounds in the context of modern organic chemistry
  • Be able to select and handle samples.

El TFM incluye la presentación de una memoria y la defensa pública del trabajo realizado de acuerdo con las especificaciones descritas en la normativa TFM específica del Máster. Revisa esta normativa y la normativa sobre los másteres oficiales de la Universidad de Jaén.

Líneas y Tutores de TFM


In a context in which information, culture and society in general are increasingly globalised, extending your training experience to other Spanish and foreign universities is key to developing your CV. As well as the mobility programmes and the scholarships and grants for mobility from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the University of Jaén offers specific mobility grants, language skills programmes and opportunities for cultural exchange, improving your prospects on the labour market.

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Complementary Study Programs

The University of Jaén is committed to an integral training of its students. On this page you will find complementary training activities that will allow you to configure a comprehensive curriculum that favors your employability and your professional and personal development. Check this page regularly because the information is continuously updated.

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Career Guidance

La Universidad de Jaén es consciente de que la práctica laboral es una parte fundamental de tu preparación como profesional, ofreciéndote una buena cantidad de opciones para el desarrollo de prácticas externas extracurriculares, nuestros programas de apoyo a las actividades de emprendimiento, o nuestro programa Ícaro.

Salidas Profesionales

Coordination and Quality

En las secciones “Estudiantes” y “Satisfacción de los grupos de interés” del anuario estadístico de la Universidad de Jaén podrás encontrar información relevante para tu titulación como el número de estudiantes de nuevo ingreso, los resultados académicos o el grado de satisfacción del alumnado con tu titulación.

También puede interesarte consultar los informes de abandono en las titulaciones de la Universidad de Jaén.

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