Chemistry - Renewable Energy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
The Chemistry - Renewable Energy specialisation from Uppsala University offers cutting-edge expertise through in-depth studies in the field of chemistry for renewable energy. The studies combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in different areas of chemistry.

About

During the first semester you take courses which will give you the basis for the more specialised ones during the following two semesters. Photochemistry, electrochemistry, and materials chemistry and catalysis are necessary for a thorough understanding of, e.g., solar cells, batteries and photocatalysis, and the lecturers are all active researchers, which means that you will be able to discuss current research trends with leading experts. 

During the third semester you will use your knowledge and skills in a half-semester course about energy conversion and storage, before beginning your degree project.

The versatility of the field is also evident from where the you can do your Master's thesis project, which could be in the research group where you have your mentor or in another group, doing research in a related field. In the Uppsala region, there are also many large or small companies where you can find challenging projects, which will further add to your contact network.

The Chemistry - Renewable Energy specialisation is offered at Uppsala University 

Career

Possible career paths can vary. You may work with research and development, production processes, analysis of materials, management of safety and legal issues, patenting of inventions, marketing and sales, or environmental and sustainability issues.

Programme Structure

First semester

You will study chemistry courses which provide you with the theoretical and experimental skills needed for the subsequent semesters. 

In the very first course, you will meet many of the chair professors in the different fields of chemistry who will give seminars about what are the current trends in their respective research fields. 

Second, third and fourth semester

During the second semester, you will take courses in areas related to physical and materials chemistry, including photochemistry, advanced electrochemistry, and materials chemistry and catalysis. 

The third semester includes a course in chemical energy conversion and storage. The programme ends with a degree project.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • Also required is 90 credits in chemistry.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6573 - 6670 SEK/month
Living Costs

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