TRACK - Master’s Track in Fragrance and Fine Chemistry (F2C)

TRACK - Master’s Track in Fragrance and Fine Chemistry (F2C)

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Initial training / Executive Education Program /
1 year
EUR Sciences Fondamentales et Ingénierie



The Fragrance to Fine Chemistry track is a specialization providing students with comprehensive theoretical and practical expertise in the field of Reactivity and Synthesis Strategies of Organic Chemistry.
The specialization emphasizes the design, synthesis and characterization of relevant molecules in Aroma and Fragrance Chemistry.

Semester 1 provides students with a deep understanding of synthesis and analysis as well as the applications of aromatic and medicinal natural substances in the field chemistry.

Semester 2 is composed of a 6-month internship in an academic or industrial laboratory (UE PPR) to gain hands-on experience and connect with valuable industry professionals.

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Conduct research projects
  • Share expertise and competencies
  • Stay up to date through bibliographic research and active participation in professional meetings
  • Design and develop new products or processes while optimizing existing ones in the fields of aromatic and medicinal substance chemistry
  • Carry out technological monitoring, disseminating and promoting their findings through reports, publications, presentations, communications and so forth


The Institut de Chimie de Nice ICN UMR 7272 is a research laboratory bringing together 4 teams in the following fields:
  • Aromas, Perfumes, Synthesis, Modeling (Pr. V. Michelet)
  • Bioactive Molecules (Dr. R. Benhida)
  • Chemical and Radiochemical Processes and the Environment (Pr. C. Den Auwer)
  • Eco-Friendly Materials and Polymers (Pr. Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli)

INPHYNI Laboratory works with a team of chemists in:
  • Magnetorheology-Nanomaterials (Dr. G. Bossis) 

Ecomers Laboratory EA 4228 works with a team of chemists in:

  • Ecotoxicology and Chemical Pollution (Pr. N. Marmier)

CEPAM (Cultures-Environments, Prehistory, Antiquity, Middle Ages) teams up with chemists in:

  • Prehistory and Ethnoarchaeology: technical systems, social spaces, transfers (Dr. M. Regert)

Nature Inspires Creativity Engineers Lab 



Graduate level, Undergraduate level

Conditions of applications

Admission criteria for the Fragrances & Fine Chemistry research track:
  • Students must hold a Master's 1 in Chemistry.
  • Student applications are reviewed by a teaching committee to determine eligibility.
  • International students coming from select countries* are required to submit their application through Campus France.
  • All other applications must be submitted online via eCandidat.

* South Africa, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chili, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ecuador, United States of America, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Chad, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam.

All applications must be submitted via eCandidat.


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the Fragrance and Fine Chemistry Track are set at the national level.
Tuition for international students outside of the EU is set at € 3,770.


The first semester is dedicated to theoretical teachings in English while the second semester is dedicated to a paid six-month research internship at an academic or industrial laboratory. All classes are held at the Valrose campus in Nice.



Fragrance Chemistry

Olfaction Sciences and Chemical communication (18h)
Encapsulation Techniques (8h)
Natural and Synthetic Fragrant Raw Materials (12h)

Organic Chemistry I

Synthetic Methodologies I (18h)
Synthetic Methodologies II (12h)
Synthetic Methodologies III (12h)

Organic Chemistry II

Total Syntheses I (10h)
Total Syntheses II (10h)
Green Chemistry (10h)

Analytical Chemistry

Anaytical Methods I (12h)
Anaytical Methods II (12h)
Applied Structural Analysis (18h)

Bibliography and Applications

Research Communication (8h)
Bibliography (10h)
Industrial Aspects and Applications (12h)

What's next ?

Year of highschool graduation

Degree equivalent to 4 or 5 years' higher education (Bac +4 & Bac +5)

Pursue a dissertation

Business sector or job

Expertise resulting from this program will enable students to:
  • Pursue their thesis
  • Work in the field of private research