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Master's Programme in Chemistry

Master's Programme in Chemistry

Our new master's programme in Chemistry starts autumn term 2019 and have three specialisations: Syntetic and Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry. Detailed information for each specialisation is found below. Information about entry requirements and selection can be found in the programme syllabus.

Programme syllabus

Master's Programme in Chemistry, Syntetic and Analytical Chemistry (SAKE), 120 credits

Programme overview
The programme provides you with the opportunity to acquire an advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills within the fields of analytical, organic, organometallic and coordination chemistry. Through a combination on of advanced courses and a Master’s degree project or projects, you are given the opportunity to specialise in the fields mentioned. The Master’s degree project must correspond to at least 30 ECTS credits.

Studies build on a previous grounding in chemistry and enable you to develop the ability to apply independent ideas to issues and problems in chemistry or its neighbouring fields.

Programme modules/courses
Compulsory courses:
Advanced level courses in chemistry comprising at least 30 credits, of which 15 ECTS should be within the fields stated above, and a Master’s degree project comprising at least 30 credits.

Career prospects
The programme will provide you with general and subject-related skills that equip you for employment in the chemical industry, related industries or the public sector, or for PhD studies. You will also develop your own learning skills in such a way that you are prepared for lifelong learning.

Programme Fact Sheet

Application information

Master's Programme in Chemistry, Biochemistry (BIKE), 120 credits

Programme overview
Understanding proteins is central to understanding and solving both medical and biochemistry related problems on the molecular level. This programme explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins. Graduates from the programme will master methods of cloning, expression and purification of proteins, and a number of specialised techniques for analysing proteins. They will also be able to use and understand primary scientific publications, and have the ability to independently plan, carry out and critically evaluate experiments.

In the first year, students follow advanced courses in biochemistry, protein chemistry and molecular biophysics. In the second year, they choose Master’s degree project or projects in the fields mentioned above, which can be carried out at the University or in a company with a relevant research profile.

Programme modules/courses
Compulsory courses:
Advanced level courses in chemistry comprising 30 ECTS credits, of which 15 ECTS should be in the fields of biochemistry or molecular biophysics, and a Master’s degree project comprising at least 30 credits.

Career prospects
Graduates from the programme are highly skilled in conducting research and development and are well prepared both for work in the fields of biochemistry and protein science and for PhD studies.

Programme Fact Sheet

Application information

Master's Programme in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (FYKE), 120 credits

Programme overview
The purpose of the programme is to give you a broad and fundamental knowledge in the fields of physical, theoretical chemistry and chemical physics. Students develop advanced laboratory skills, profound theoretical comprehension of fundamental mechanisms and good understanding of practical applications. Special emphasis is given to an unbroken line of understanding, from quantum mechanical description of atoms and molecules to complex supramolecular structures, as well as their industrial and biological applications.

During the first year courses within the fields mentioned above provide you with a suitable base for future studies in these or related subjects. In the second year you can, to a large extent, influence and plan your studies, with several different possibilities. It is mandatory to complete a Master’s degree project, corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits.

Programme modules/courses
Compulsory courses:
Advanced level courses in chemistry comprising 30 ECTS credits, of which 15 ECTS credits should be within the fields mentioned above, and a Master’s degree project comprising at least 30 credits.

Career prospects
Graduates from the programme are highly skilled in conducting research and development
and also suitably prepared for PhD studies.

Programme Fact Sheet

Application information

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