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International Master in Advanced Clay Science

Erasmus Mundus Master course



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Study program – first year


This table lists all the modules offered in the 1st year of the study programme and gives the following information : Code, Title, Schedule and Coordination (UP : University of Poitiers in France); if the module is compulsory (C) or elective (E); teaching volume and number of ECTS. Click on catalogue of units for more details.

The period P2 can be performed in one of the institutions of the consortium (except UP) or elsewhere (third academic or private laboratories).


UP 000 : Intensive course in French.
UP 001 : Field trip (3 ECTS).
UP 002 : Update in mathematics and chemistry (3 ECTS).


UP 100 : Language training in English, Portuguese or French (3 ECTS).
UP 101 : Crystal structure and organisation of finely divided solids (6 ECTS).
UP 102 : Crystal chemistry and local structure of day minerals (6 ECTS).
UP 103 : Crystal growth and mechanisms of clay formation (6 ECTS).
UP 104 : Thermodynamic functions : experimental theoretical approaches (3 ECTS).
UP 105 : Molecular modelling (3 ECTS).
UP 106 : Microstructure and physical properties of hydrated clays (6 ECTS).
UP 107 : Interface between clay minerals and aqueous solutions (6 ECTS).
UP 108 : Bibliographical project (3 ECTS).


Pratical project : Language training in the hosting institution.