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Master's Programme in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, 120 hec

The programme in organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry offers a challenging education in an exciting, active and dynamic research environment for the chemistry student aspiring to be in the forefront of modern organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

Organic compounds constitute the foundation of various industries such as the rubber, plastic, fuel, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, detergent, coating, dyestuff, and agrichemical industries. The very foundations of biochemistry, biotechnology, and medicine consist of organic compounds and their role in life processes. Clearly, organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry are important to our high standard of living.

Why study a master in organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry?

The programme will provide you with general and subject-related skills that equip you for employment in various fields:  chemical industries, pharmaceutical companies, quality control laboratories etc, public sector, usually with research and development. Other employment possibilities include management, scientific journalism, and research. After fulfilment of the program you will also be a strong candidate for PhD programs in relevant areas.

Subject-matter

The program gives you the necessary knowledge in the field of design and synthesis of substances that may cause specific effects on the body or form the basis of exciting new materials. The program also includes in–depth studies of organic chemical reactions, including principles for stereoselective synthesis and organometallic chemistry. Within the programme you will be able to direct your education towards organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry.

The programme includes advanced courses in organic (KEM815 and KEM750) and medicinal (KEM825, KEM552 and KEM760) chemistry, in total 60 HEC, and a degree project of 60 HEC. The degree project is strongly connected to research and supervised by one of the research groups associated with the program. Topics for the thesis are organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry.

Application and admission

There is one intake per year and the semester starts in the beginning of September. Final application date is January 15th. Applications from students from the EEA countries are accepted until March 14th.

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in Science with a minimum of 90 credits in chemistry, including at least 22,5 credits in organic 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:

The selection process is based on number of credits from previous university studies (maximum 225 credits), the applicants CV, letter of recommendation, and letter of motivation. Interviews are conducted if considered necessary in order to make a correct evaluation.

Master's Programme in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, 120 hec
Start Full/part time Apply
Autumn 2018 Day, 100 % Apply
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-61698
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2018-01-15
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 230 000 SEK
First payment 57 500 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: 10/28/2016
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