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Master's Programme in Chemistry

  • Number of credits 120 Credits

The Master´s programme in Chemistry deepens your knowledge of proteins' function in the body, chemicals’ effect in the environment, and of 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.

"I have decided I want to become a PhD student. I like to have challenges and new projects and exciting things going on."
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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, analyse, 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 and brings 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 physio-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

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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

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Programme is given by
Faculty of Science and Technology
Contact persons for the programme are:
Patrik Andersson, Programme Co-ordinator