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Advanced Experimental Tools in Chemistry

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

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About the course

Advanced experimental and instrumental chemical techniques play a decisive role for studies of molecules and their interaction with their surroundings. Chemists are supposed to possess the ability to both produce completely new substances and to study these with the help of suitable tools - a combination of knowledge that is central within many natural scientific, medical and technological disciplines within both academia and industry. The course addresses theoretical and practical aspects of modern techniques for producing, isolating and characterising various types of chemical substances that are important within the life and environmental sciences. The course encompasses four modules that address tools for (i) synthesis and isolation, (ii) separation, (iii) identification and quantification, (iv) structure-characterisation. The course focuses on liquid chromatography,mass spectrometry, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, and techniques for x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. The course's laboratory experiments cover organic synthesis work and practical work with advanced chemical instrumentation. They are closely connected with ongoing research at Umeå University within the fields of protein, medicinal and environmental chemistry.

Application and eligibility

Advanced Experimental Tools in Chemistry, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 28 October 2019


Lectures end during the week of 13 January 2020

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are in the main area of chemistry including the course in Biophysical Chemical Concepts (5KE145/5KE174), or the equivalent and English B/6.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of Chemistry
Contact person for the course is:
Erik Björn