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Master's Programme in Chemistry, 120 hec

If you want to deepen your knowledge in the field of Chemistry, the Master’s programme in Chemistry is for you. It provides the theoretical and laboratory knowledge that many employers demand. We offer a challenging programme with great flexibility and a strong link to current research.

Chemistry is an ever-growing field of central importance in society, even in areas that are not traditionally associated with Chemistry. The demand for people with good knowledge of Chemistry is growing, and the labour market for students with a Master’s degree in Chemistry is strong.

The University of Gothenburg is engaged in high-quality research in Chemistry, benefitting from world-class researchers and extensive international cooperation. As a Master’s student in Chemistry, you will pursue your studies in a stimulating environment in close contact with the latest research. 

Content

The Master’s programme in Chemistry enables you to specialise in areas that you are particularly interested in, such as:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Dermatochemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

The programme also enables you to study other subjects within the natural sciences, such as Biology, Physics, Earth Science, Mathematics and Computer Science. Many research areas are interdisciplinary in nature, bridging traditional disciplinary boundaries. Some examples are Environmental Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Materials Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Marine Chemistry.

In your second year, you will complete a degree project corresponding to 30, 45 or 60 higher education credits, implying a total of 90, 75 or 60 higher education credits of coursework. It is possible to make certain changes that will allow you to complete courses during the second year. Normally, the degree project has the same focus area as your selected in-depth courses.

After graduating

After graduating, you can work in both the private and public sectors, for example with research and development, nature conservation and environmental protection. Knowledge within analytical chemistry is attractive in almost all areas that require chemical profiling. You may also choose to continue with a doctoral programme.

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in Science with a minimum of 120 hec in chemistry, or equal qualifications. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

Master's Programme in Chemistry, 120 hec
Start Full/part time Apply
Autumn 2017 Day, 100 % Closed
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-61699
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2017-01-16
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 273 800 SEK
First payment 68 450 SEK
Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Application deadlines for the autumn semester

15 January

  • The admission round that opens 1 December and closes 15 January, is open and recommended for all international students.

15 april

  • Some programmes are available in the admission round that opens 15 March and closes 15 April. This admission round is only open for students that are not in need of a resident permit before they come to Sweden (mainly EU/EEA citizents).

How to apply

Study Guidance

Do you have any questions regarding this programme? Please contact our study advisors

Page Manager: Camilla Persson|Last update: 1/31/2014
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