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Education in Chemistry

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Chemistry and molecular biology

The bachelor's programme in chemistry and molecular biology covers 180 ETCS credits, which corresponds to three years full time studies and covers the processes of life at the molecular level, at the level of DNA and proteins. You study chemistry to understand how different molecules and substances are structured and react with each other, together with biology to understand how these processes shape all life. A lot of time is devoted to practical execises such as labs and experiments and you are taught by teachers that are also scientists, meaning your teaching is often directly connecting to ongoing research.

How life functions at the atomic level is the border between chemistry and biology and many of the biomedical and biotechnical discoveries of tomorrow can be found here. 

Please note that the bachelor's programme in chemistry and molecular biology is taught in Swedish and is not possible to apply for through international admissions. 

Programme structure

The bachelor's programme in chemistry and molecular biology has a recommended programme structure (see image to the right, below for mobile) where the first year has courses providing a basic understanding of chemistry, with the possibility to taking optional courses during the spring. Year two has a mix of courses in biology and chemistry and students have to decide if they want a degree in chemistry or molecular biology. During the last year students focus on the subject they have chosen and do a degree project covering 15 or 30 ETCS credits. 

Degree requirements and compulsory courses

The bachelor's programme in chemistry and molecular biology is a hybrid between the bachelor's programmes in those two subjects and students need to chooses which of them they want their degree in. Which courses are compulsory thus depends on the degree they choose to pursue. More information about this can be found on the webpages for these programmes:

Chemistry

Molecular biology (in Swedish)