Welcome to Umeå University and the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. You have been accepted as a Bachelor student on our Life Science Programme. The Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology hosts scientists, teachers and students from many different countries. The international and interdisciplinary environment is well appreciated and provides the basis for an internationally competitive research in the field of Life Science.
The first course of the program is Biological Chemistry (15 ECTS). You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system in order to be able to follow the course and to get your results registered during the course. Registration on a course (and to the program) will occur only if you are actually present at the first lecture of the course. If you are unable to attend the registration and introduction, you need to contact the study counselor in advance, or else you risk losing your place on the program. The detailed schedule for the course Biological Chemistry (15 ECTS) will be available approximately 1 month before the course starts on the course home page.
The first course of the programme is Biological Chemistry (15 ECTS). You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system in order to be able to follow the course and to get your results registered during the course. Registration on a course (and to the programme) will occur only if you are actually present at the first lecture of the course. If you are unable to attend the registration and introduction, you need to contact the study counselor in advance, or else you risk losing your place on the program. The detailed schedule for the course Biological Chemistry (15 ECTS) will be available approximately 1 month before the course starts at the home page.
Covid-19 and campus-based education
You are warmly welcome to Umeå University and the Chemistry Department. For this autumn, the University has been given the go-a-head to return to campus-based education, with disease preventative measures following the Public Health Authorities (Folkhälsomyndigheten) of Sweden. These measures include in particular to stay at home if you are sick or are having any symptoms, apply social distancing and the protection of risk groups. Education can only take place in groups of a maximum of 50 participants and it should be possible to keep a distance of 1,5 meters between each individual. These recommendations mean that your studies will be affected in one way or another this autumn. However, course contents and programs will be intact and cover all aspects of the syllabus, and be given with high quality. After a spring with a closed campus, we are now better prepared for a semester with alternative teaching and examination forms.
Lectures will be given on campus but several lectures will be given remotely. We will also as much as possible take appropriate measures to enable students with symptoms to follow courses from home. Exams may be adapted to alternative forms (home exams) and we may have to schedule some activities during late afternoons or early evenings to follow the health recommendations on social distancing. Many laboratory exercises will be conducted on campus with smaller groups, but in some of the courses, the laboratory exercises will be replaced by other teaching forms. Currently Sweden has no recommendations for the general public to wear face masks. However, any recommendation may change over time by the current Covid-19 situation.
We want you to regularly read the university's website where we have up-to-date information on how Covid-19 affect your studies:
You as a student is urged to take personal responsibility to follow given recommendations including staying at home when sick or having any symptoms and applying social distancing when conducting your studies. Since teaching will partly be done remotely, it is important that you have a computer so that you can study from home.
We are doing our best to provide a safe and good study environment and are looking forward seeing you in Umeå this autumn. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Maria Jansson (email@example.com.)
The Bachelor's Programme in Life Science is an international program and therefore given in English. The programme starts with a course in Biological Chemistry (15 ECTS) specifically developed for the programme to highlight applications of Chemistry and Molecular Biology to Life Science. This course is followed during the first year by three courses in Chemistry; Fundamentals of Chemistry (15 ECTS), Biochemistry (15 ECTS) and Bioorganic Chemistry (15 ECTS). The second year consists of four courses in Molecular Biology; Microbiology and Basic Molecular Biology (15 ECTS), Basic and molecular genetics (15 ECTS, Cell biology (15 ECTS) and Animal and plant physiology (15 ECTS). The third year includes 45 ECTS of optional courses and a Bachelor Degree Thesis Project (15 ECTS) in either Chemistry or Molecular Biology. If you have questions or concerns regarding individual courses please contact the Study Counsellors. You can read more about the programme and the programme courses on the programme homepage and the homepages for Courses in Chemistry and Courses in Molecular Biology.
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