The Degree in Chemistry consists of 240 ECTS credits, divided into four academic years, each of which is divided into two semesters.
The subject load for each semester is 30 ECTS credits, divided among basic, required and elective subjects.
- Basic subjects: 60 ECTS credits
- Required subjects: 144 ECTS credits
- Elective subjects: 21 ECTS credits
- Final Year Project: 15 ECTS credits
The Degree in Chemistry adapts the licentiate degree in Chemistry offered in the School of Sciences of the University of Navarra since 1995 to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area.
With an awareness of the environment from which these programs of study emerged, the University of Navarra has opted from the very start for excellence in teaching, with classrooms that are well equipped with information technology and a very significant subject load of experimental work. Thus, each of the major areas of Chemistry has its own laboratory components, with its own subjects, academic staff, methodology and evaluation that are independent of the associated theoretical subjects.
Chemistry has developed to the point where it has become a wide-ranging science that touches on everything from the submicroscopic world of atoms and molecules to materials that are used in everyday life. Nowadays, chemistry is linked to biology, physics, information technology, agriculture, medicine and engineering, and develops products and technologies that impact all fields of human activity. It plays an important role in the manufacture of new materials that help improve our quality of life, including processes such as those that protect our health and the environment, improve health and sanitation conditions, and are involved in food production.
Studying Chemistry at the University of Navarra
Teaching and research supported by experience. The School of Sciences of the University of Navarra has 50 years of experience in university teaching and research. It has offered programs of study in Chemistry since the 1995-1996 academic year.
The importance of experimentation. To acquire well-rounded scientific training in the Degree in Chemistry, applied experimental subjects are included that provide every student with the opportunity to grapple with complex practical problems using the most advanced tools and techniques.
Specialist Diplomas. Elective subjects allow students in the Degree in Chemistry to customize their degree program and acquire more intensive training in a given area, which makes their entry into the workforce easier. Thus, students can acquire an intensive focus in some of the most in-demand areas in the field of chemistry, such as the Diploma in Environmental Chemistry and the Diploma in Medical Chemistry.
Research Training Program in Chemistry. Undergraduate students in Chemistry are able to participate in a specific English-language training program which, under the supervision of a tutor, allows them to do things such as conduct an experimental research project in Chemistry within the undergraduate degree program that must be prepared and defended in front of a committee entirely in English.
Personalized education. Undergraduate students in Chemistry have access to a personalized Academic Mentoring program. Instruction is based on a relationship of trust and mutual collaboration between student and professor, which is reflected not only in the classroom, but also in discussions where students receive precise guidance on work methods, class preparation, study materials and questions, as well as suggestions that can help improve the student's human and academic education.
Interdisciplinary campus. The School of Sciences of the University of Navarra works in close cooperation with the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, and other research centers at the University, such as the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), the Integrated Laboratory for Environmental Quality (LICA), the Institute of Physical Sciences, the Institute of Applied Biology (IBA), theCenter for Applied Pharmaceutical Biology (CIFA), the Scientific and Technological Institute (ICT), etc. This has allowed it to create a university campus specialized in the experimental and health sciences that is unique in the country.
Instruction in English. In addition to seminars, tutorials and instructional and bibliographical resources, students are exposed to a variety of subjects taught in English throughout the Degree in Chemistry.
Final Year Project. The Final Year Project is compulsory and individual, involving a load of 15 ECTS credits. This project offers students the opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge they have acquired during their degree program by completing a research project in a department or laboratory.
Teaching + research. 100% of our faculty members hold PhDs and more than 85% have received recognition for their teaching and research activities from the National Agency for Assessment of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA).
Managing the careers of our graduates. The Careers Office helps students in Chemistry map out their careers and offers guidance not only in the immediate future, but throughout their careers. High-level, innovative companies cooperate with the School in support of this project.
Master's and graduate programs. The University of Navarra offers students who have completed their undergraduate degree the opportunity to continue their training at the graduate level through one of the official master's degrees that are available to graduates of the Degree in chemistry.