International Master Degree Opportunity
Two exciting years – an excellent education – with funding from the EU!
The University of Bergen, like your own university, is a member of the industry-academic consortium the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology (CPACT – www.cpact.com). Bergen coordinates the Erasmus Mundus programme EMQAL – Erasmus Mundus Master in Analytical Laboratories. The programme is funded by the European Union, and offers generous scholarships (close to £1000 monthly) to a select number of students.
CPACT and the University of Bergen would like to introduce the EMQAL Masters course to students from other CPACT universities. Professor Bjørn Grung, who is the coordinator of EMQAL, will host a webinar on EMQAL on Wednesday 22 January at 3 pm UK time. The webinar will explain the programme structure, necessary qualifications, the application process, funding possibilities, etc. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
If this sounds interesting, you can register for the webinar by sending an e-mail to Christine Stevenson at the University of Strathclyde: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact Bjørn Grung at email@example.com or look at the course website www.emqal.org.
Advantages of the EMQAL course
EMQAL is unique in that it offers the possibility to combine a strong analytical chemistry profile with that of quality management and data analysis. This enables the graduates to proceed to a career as a laboratory manager, or to combine their interests in analytical chemistry with quality management and accreditation. This specialisation is highly sought after, but not many people have appropriate degree training in the area.
EMQAL is a two year master’s programme, and is targeted towards students having at least completed a first cycle education (Bachelor or equivalent, at least 180 ECTS).
The consortium running EMQAL consists of five European universities: The University of Bergen coordinates the programme. Two Spanish universities, Barcelona and Cádiz, participate, as do The University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal, and Gdansk Technical University in Poland. In October 2020, a new intake of students starts their education in Bergen, Norway. After one year of classes they travel to one of the other consortium partners to undertake the second year. This consists of a research project and a three month internship. Parts of this period (3-6 months) may be spent with an Associate Partner of the consortium. More than 50 companies, universities and research organisations worldwide are Associate Partners.
Do not let this chance of attending a multi-disciplinary, multi-national study programme slip away!