Certificate courses

Continuing education tailored to your needs: modular, flexible and individual

Are you interested in modules from the Masters in Sustainable Chemistry, but do not want to embark on the full Masters programme? We offer two certificate courses that allow you to take selected modules from the Masters course.
Each certificate course is worth 20 credit points. Students are awarded a university certificate that is proof of the credit points obtained and allows them to be counted towards university CP requirements.
If, after completing the certificate programme, you decide you would like to take the Sustainable Chemistry Masters, the credits obtained and fees paid on the certificate course can be counted towards your total credits and costs.

Sustainable Chemistry and Regulatory Affairs (20 CP)

  • At a glance
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  • Admission requirements
  • Dates and deadlines
  • Fees

Sustainable Chemistry and Benign by Design (20 CP)

  • At a glance
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  • Admission requirements
  • Dates and deadlines
  • Fees

Sustainable Chemistry and Regulatory Affairs (20 CP)

This certificate provides knowledge of the function and limitations of state of the art international regulations and chemicals management in the context of Sustainable Chemistry and includes the three modules Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Law, International Regulations, and Global Chemicals Management, and a Project Module on Chemistry, Sustainability and the 2030 Agenda. The certificate covers 20 ECTS with each module contributing 5 Credit Points.

Content

F2 Environmental Chemistry
This module provides training on sources, reactions, transport, fate and effects of chemicals in the environment and the effect of anthropogenic activities on these processes.


F3 Toxicology
This module trains students in key principles of toxicology and ecotoxicology. Molecular mechanisms of toxic effects such as reproductive toxicity, carcinogenesis, nano-toxicology and endocrine disruption are covered togehter with an overview on toxicity tests, model systems and their application in the regulatory context.


F10 Law, International Regulations, and Global Chemicals Management
This module introduces major policy frameworks for the handling of chemicals, chemical products and waste on a national and global level  (e.g. REACH, different UN conventions, SAICM).


F12 Project Work Chemistry, Sustainability and the 2030 Agenda
This project module provides the opportunity to directly apply and transfer acquired skills into the professional context.

 

Admission requirements

The certificate programme is directed towards all university graduates who

  •  hold a degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in chemistry, chemical, bio- and environmental engineering, pharmacy, biochemistry or related fields
  •  at least one year of relevant work experience
  •  have sophisticated English language skills (e.g. 92 points in the online TOEFL test or comparable score from other tests

Dates and deadlines

Enrolment in the certificate programme takes place once a year in March. Applications are due on the 10th of December.

Fees

Study fees for one certificate amount to 4900 Euro plus semester fees for each semester (appr. 200 Euro).

Sustainable Chemistry and Benign by Design (20 CP)

This certificate delivers skills for a targeted (re)design of chemicals and includes the four modules Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Modelling of Chemical Properties and Fate, and Benign by Design. The certificate covers 20 ECTS with each module contributing 5 Credit Points.

Content

F2 Environmental Chemistry
This module provides training on sources, reactions, transport, fate and effects of chemicals in the environment and the effect of anthropogenic activities on these processes.

F3 Toxicology
This module trains students in key principles of toxicology and ecotoxicology. Molecular mechanisms of toxic effects such as reproductive toxicity, carcinogenesis, nano-toxicology and endocrine disruption are covered togehter with an overview on toxicity tests, model systems and their application in the regulatory context.

F4 Modelling of Chemical Properties and Fate
This module introduces the use of chemo-informatic databases and software for accessing information as well as relevant skills in quantitative structure-activity-relationship (QSAR) methods for predicting physical chemical properties, toxicity and environmental fate of chemicals.

F7 Benign by Design
This module teaches conceptual approaches for the re-design and de-novo design of chemicals with reduced toxicity and/or reduced persistence in the environment. Building on the skills developed in the previous three modules, successful implementation of the concept Benign by Design is demonstrated and discussed for e.g. pharmaceuticals and ionic liquids.

Admission requirements

The certificate programme is directed towards all university graduates who

  •  hold a degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in chemistry, chemical, bio- and environmental engineering, pharmacy, biochemistry or related fields
  •  at least one year of relevant work experience
  • have sophisticated English language skills (e.g. 92 points in the online TOEFL test or comparable score from other tests)

Dates and deadlines

Enrolment in the certificate programme takes place once a year in March. Applications are due on the 10th of December.

Fees

Study fees for one certificate amount to 4900 Euro plus semester fees for each semester (appr. 200 Euro).

Contact & Advising

Coordination

Lisa Keßler, M.Sc.
Universitätsallee 1, C40.306
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-4110
lisa.kessler@leuphana.de

Director

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer
Universitätsallee 1, C13.311b
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2893
klaus.kuemmerer@leuphana.de

E-mail contact

Please feel free to contact us via schem@leuphana.de.