Chemistry, Master's, 2 years
Master of Science in Chemistry
Objectives and content
The goal of the study is to give the candidate theoretical and practical knowledge in chemistry on a high level, with a special focus on a chosen field of chemistry. Based on this knowledge the candidate should be able to conduct a Master's degree research project in one of the research groups in the department.
The candidate should be able to apply established knowledge, but also be able to participate in the further development of chemistry.
A candidate that completes a Master's programme in chemistry will have experience in presenting results and theories orally and in writing and be trained in finding and evaluating relevant scientific literature.
The research areas one can choose between for a Master's project cover the whole breadth of the field of chemistry, from theoretical to experimental work. The department has state-of-the art instruments, which ensure that the experimental work will be of high quality (e.g. NMR, UV-, IR-, NIR- and Raman-spectroscopy, MS and x-ray crystallography). The combination of subjects specific to the different research areas will give the candidate a thorough theoretical and practical specialisation that can be applied when conducting the research project in the Master's programme.
Autumn (main admission) and spring (supplementary admission).
What you Learn
Required Learning Outcomes
On completion of the programme the candidate should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- can recite facts and discuss theoretical aspects of chemical classes of substances, physical properties, and/or molecular structures at an advanced level
- is able to explain the theoretical background for choice of methods, and justify the choice of methods used for solving chemical problems in the topic of the Master¿s thesis
- is able to explain and discuss theory in chosen topics in chemistry
- has advanced knowledge in chemistry, especially in the topic of the Master¿s thesis
- is able to understand and evaluate scientific problems using chemical literature
- is able to conduct a research project
- is able to evaluate existing knowledge in a critical manner, and point to areas where there is a lack of knowledge
- is able to analyze, interpret, and discuss results achieved in a critical manner using data and theory in chemistry
- is able to formulate a hypothesis that can be tested and evaluated
- is able to evaluate methods and chose a method that can lead to new knowledge
- is able to summarize research results orally and in writing in a precise and scientific manner
- is able to reflect upon key scientific problems in his/her own and other people¿s scientific work
- demonstrates an understanding of and respect for scientific
values such as openness, precision and reliability
Study Period Abroad
Study period abroad
You can plan study periods abroad in consultation with your supervisor as a part of the master agreement.
How to Apply
This programme is avalible for citizens from within the European Union/EEA/EFTA.
Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:
|Subjects (requirement 60 SP)|
|You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.|
|Master thesis in Chemistry (requirement 60 SP)|
|Course code||Course title||SP||S||R|
|KJEM399||Master's Thesis in Chemistry||60||3|
|SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester|
About the programme
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by the Department of Chemistry holds the administrative responsibility for the programme.
Please contact the academic adviser for the programme if you have any questions:
Phone: + 47 55 58 34 45