EMQAL is a master course for laboratory managers and scientists who wish to implement and manage Quality Systems in analytical laboratories, or work in Quality System environments in accredited analytical laboratories.
The master is offered by a Consortium of five European universities and one Chinese university:
University of Algarve (Portugal, PT)
University of Barcelona (Spain, ES)
University of Bergen (Norway, NO)
University of Cadiz (Spain, ES)
Gdansk University of Technology (Poland, PL)
Central South University (China, CN)
The programme duration is 18 month (90 ECTS), consisting of a 1 year (60 ECTS) taught course and a 6 months Project and Thesis (30 ECTS). The main language of instruction is English. Each university also offers an intensive language school during the summer prior to the programme, as well as local language training during the course.
In the first year, classes take place in the Host Institution, and are lectured by specialists from all the partner institutions. The Host university rotates among the European partners of the Consortium.
In 2011/2012, the host institution will be the University of Algarve. After completing the first year, students receive a post-graduate diploma. For completing the master degree, students must gain a minimum of 30 of their credits in a second participating university in a different country: Spain, Norway, Poland. Selected students may complete part of their research thesis, equivalent to 15 ECTS credits, in Central South University, China.
The final Qualification obtained is a European Joint Master Degree in Quality in Analytical Laboratories which is awarded by the European universities that the student visited as part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS programme. Details of the modules and research projects that were followed by the students are given in a Diploma Supplement.
Why this master?
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