The complexity of issues as diverse as climate change, energy storage, a cure for cancer, and antibiotic resistance requires a broad chemical knowledge. This programme has a strong experimental focus and prepares you for a career working with anything from materials to pharmaceuticals.
- Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of chemistry or chemical biology. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
- English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.
Selection for the January application round is based on merit rating (grade tariff) at three levels. If necessary, applicants within the same merit group will be selected by lot.
- Group 1: High
- Group 2: Good
- Group 3: Low
As a skilled chemist, you can play a key role in solving the challenges we are facing concerning the environment and the health of an ageing population. This new master’s programme has a modern, molecule-centred approach which transcends the boundaries between traditional branches of chemistry.
Learn molecular structures in detail
Throughout the programme, our experienced teachers, who are all active researchers, will explain how molecular properties are understood, designed and used. You will study the details of the chemical bond, followed by synthesis and analysis of molecules and materials. Courses in nanotechnology, medicinal chemistry, and materials science will help you understand how chemistry is central to a wide range of applications, why molecules with certain structures are suited for particular tasks, and how molecular properties can be enhanced to suit the application even better.
Plenty of lab time
You will spend a lot of time in our labs getting hands-on experience of chemistry and applying theories covered in the lectures. Linköping University (LiU) has a strong research in chemistry and related subjects, including computational studies of catalysis and surface chemistry as well as a synthesis of hard and soft materials. We are also developing synthetic molecules for pharmaceutical and diagnostic purposes, and methods for forensic investigations. For your thesis, you can opt to work either with a research group at LiU or with the industry.
The job market for chemists is excellent. After graduation, you will understand chemistry from an integrated, molecular perspective and have the skill set to work in the pharmaceutical or the materials science industries, as well as for environmental agencies. The fundamental knowledge of chemistry acquired from the programme will allow you to change direction during your career – different applications require molecules with different properties, but they are designed using the same principles. The programme also makes you well prepared for further studies towards a PhD degree.
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Last updated October 22, 2018