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Master's Programme in Chemistry

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2016

The Master´s programme in Chemistry deepens your knowledge on proteins function in the body, chemicals’ fate and effect in the environment, and on the development of new pharmaceuticals. The education has close proximity to three strong research areas at Umeå University – medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry and protein chemistry. Your future career is as a scientist, in the industry or with public authorities.

While studying

The Master´s programme in Chemistry provides you with knowledge for solving and critically assessing chemistry-related problems. You will learn how to compile, analyze, critically review, and present scientific texts and your own data. The first year includes four in-depth courses that cover tools and theories in modern chemistry that bring you to a level required for the following profile courses. The training provided in these courses focuses primarily on advanced instrumental methodologies for chemical analysis, and modelling and interpretation of physico-chemical and biochemical phenomena. These courses also offer intense laboratory training to prepare you well for more advanced courses and work towards your Master's thesis in the second year.

Proximity to strong research

The three profiles of the Master's programme match the strong research areas of the Chemistry Department; environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry and protein chemistry. Your teachers are scientists and the projects you will do during your education always have a close relation to ongoing research projects.

All tuition is in English.

Three profiles

Read more about the profiles

Programme overview

Career opportunities

Your future work is within chemical industry as for example paper and wood pulp industry, pharmaceutical and food industry, engineering and electronics, environmental consulting or public authorities. The education also provides a base for PhD studies in chemistry.

Common job titles

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Chemical Risk Manager
  • Environmental Consultant

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Chemistry, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2016 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2016

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Application code

UMU-M5020

Application

The application period is closed.

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section), A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special requirements: 60 ECTS in Chemistry. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester (for more information, See http://www.umu.se/english/education/master/eligibility).

Selection

Academic credits

Application and Tuition fees

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay application and tuition fees. However, you must provide proof of your citizenship (and fee-exempt status).

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 67,500

Total fee

SEK 270,000
For more details, visit University Admissions

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2016

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Application deadline

15 April 2016

Application code

UMU-05020

Application

Submit a late online application. You will be transferred to universityadmissions.se

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section), A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special requirements: 60 ECTS in Chemistry. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester (for more information, See http://www.umu.se/english/education/master/eligibility).

Selection

Academic credits

Application and Tuition fees

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay application and tuition fees. However, you must provide proof of your citizenship (and fee-exempt status).

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 67,500

Total fee

SEK 270,000
For more details, visit University Admissions

Contact us

Contactpersons for the programme are: Patrik Andersson, Programme Co-ordinator

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Programme is given by
Faculty of Science and Technology