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Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction: Yolanda Segura Magpie   ||  Yolanda Valcarcel Rivera

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Basic Information


Chemical substances are present everywhere, they are an essential component in our daily lives and they make a decisive contribution to the well-being and prosperity of our society. However, some chemicals can seriously harm our environment or human health and, if not used correctly, can be dangerous. For many years, a large number of substances, sometimes in very large quantities, have been manufactured and marketed in Europe despite insufficient information on the risks they pose to human health and the environment.

These are some of the reasons that explain the importance of good management and regulation of chemical products. Political frameworks in this regard are being implemented throughout the world, which should be in force in 2020 and which follow the recommendations of the United Nations Strategic Proposal for the Management of Chemicals (SAICM). Of the international regulations, such as the United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Act (CSCL), the European REACH Regulation, implemented in 2007, is the most ambitious. The REACH Regulation (EC 1907/2006, REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances) has been recognized internationally and has been adopted and adapted by the EU's main trading partners, such as China.

The REACH Regulation allows the gathering of scientific information (registration and evaluation) and the application of risk prevention management measures (authorization and restriction) of all chemical products manufactured or imported in the EU. European manufacturers and importers of chemical substances are required to provide extensive information on all the risks that can be caused by the chemical substances contained in their products. This affects European and non-European companies that sell on the European market and means that research centres, both public and private, dedicate a large part of their research to evaluating the toxicity of chemical substances and designing new, safer alternatives for use.

Students will be trained for their employability in sectors such as industry (chemistry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics...), administrations and regulatory agencies (protection of both the environment and health), laboratories, educational institutions (PhD) related to both human health and environmental toxicology.

The implementation of REACH legislation in Europe has had dramatic consequences for chemical risk assessment and legislation around the world. Non-European countries (such as the US, Korea, Japan, China and India), which depend on the chemical industry and export to EU Member States, are in the process of changing their legislation to ensure that their Products comply with European legislation and allowed to be marketed in the EU. The increasing growth of the economy and the chemical industry in Nigeria, Ghana, China, Brazil, India and the Middle East will generate high demands in the field of toxicology, requiring experts in the area of ​​Environmental and Health Risk Assessment.


  • Describe the obligations of transmission of information in the supply chain.
  • Describe the aspects that refer to the stages of pre-registration and registration of chemical substances.
  • Acquire a global vision of REACH, serving as an introduction to the aspects that will be dealt with in the following modules.
  • Provide a vision of the actions to be carried out by the Agency and the competent authorities of the Member States.



  • Main stages of the REACH Regulation.


  • Know the supply chain
  • Management and knowledge of the stages of pre-registration and registration of a chemical substance.
  • Knowledge of the main substances subject to authorization.
  • Know what the main restrictions of the Regulation are.
  • Analyze the application of the Regulation in other countries outside the European sphere.


  • Topic 1. Background. Chemical substances. Agents and obligations.
  • Topic 2. Describe the obligations for transmitting information in the supply chain.
  • Topic 3. Stages of pre-registration and registration of chemical substances.
  • Topic 4. Evaluation of substances. REACH Regulation. Substances candidates for authorization. 
  • Topic 5. Substances to be authorized.
  • Topic 6. REACH Regulation: restrictions.
  • Topic 7. Application of the REACH regulations in other countries around the world.
  • Topic 8. Online marketing of chemical products.
  • Topic 9. Sustainability and chemical substances. Towards an environment with fewer toxic substances.
  • Topic 10. Introduction to the circular economy. Regulatory framework. Practical cases.
  • TEAMS videoconferences
  • Final exam


Graduate or graduate students from fields of knowledge as diverse as biology, environmental sciences, medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, environmental engineering, geology, food science and technology, veterinary science and those degrees in which this discipline has a place.

Exceptionally, students who are short of 30 credits to finish their Degree and/or only short of the TFG may be accepted. Being the director who must accept or not these students. The final title of the course will only be delivered when they have obtained the degree.

Each course can be taken independently. If the 5 courses are passed, the title of "training in REACH, CLP and chemical safety data sheets" will be obtained, endorsed by the Rey Juan Carlos University.

Academic Management and Faculty

Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Medical Specialties and Public Health

Department of Chemical Engineering

  • Prof. Carlos Molina. FEIQUE (Business Federation of the Chemical Industry)
  • Prof. Guillermo Diaz. ADELMA
  • Prof. Irene Belinchón. FEIQUE (Business Federation of the Chemical Industry)
  • Professor Yolanda Segura. URJC
  • Professor Yolanda Valcárcel. URJC

Academic information

To carry out the course, the virtual platform (Moodle) of the Rey Juan Carlos University will be available. Students will have the platform forum to communicate their doubts to the teachers who teach the course, or any question that arises during the delivery of the course.

They will also be able to communicate via email with the teachers who participate in it.

Duration and development

Modality: Online

Schedules: Online Teaching (Moodle and TEAMS sessions)

Duration: 30 hours

Credits: 3 ECTS

Place of delivery: URJC Moodle Platform

Start of the course: 16th October 2023

End of the course: 27th October 2023

Reservation of place and enrollment

Start of the course: 16th October 2023

Pre-registration: from September 11, 2023 to October 05, 2023

Enrollment: from October 06, 2023 to October 13, 2023

Title price: 350 Euros

No. of Places: maximum 50

Scholarship possibility: DO NOT

Pre-registration: DO NOT

This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled, returning the full amount of the registration in case the course is not taught.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.