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Aquatic Chemistry

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

About the course

Water is of crucial importance for all forms of life and represents a key component in nature
and in many industrial processes. The course will describe chemical reactions in natural
aquatic systems with focus on metal complexes in biological and geochemical systems.
An important element is analysis and modeling of metal ion speciation to understand
bio-uptake, toxicity and transport. Reactions at surfaces are important in systems with
biological macromolecules and in common minerals and will be treated. Laboratory
exercises to characterize chemical processes in aqueous environments are an integral part
of the course.

The course will be given in english if foreign students participate.

Application and eligibility

Aquatic Chemistry, 15 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


31 October 2023


14 January 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Fundamentals of Chemistry (15 ECTS, 5KE080), or the equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 6/B. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Entry requirements


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 16 January 2023. How to apply

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.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 35,700

Total fee

SEK 35,700

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Course is given by
Department of Chemistry
Contactperson for the course is:
Michael Holmboe