Uppsala University

Chemistry - Organic Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The Master Programme in Chemistry - Organic Chemistry from Uppsala University provides you with cutting-edge expertise through in-depth studies in the field of organic chemistry. The studies combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills covering various topics of organic chemistry. They include modern synthesis methodology, training in synthesis design, experimental verification and optimization in the laboratory, and practical application of spectroscopic techniques.

During the first semester you take courses which will give you the basis for the more specialised courses during the following two semesters. The courses during the second semester will provide you with a deeper understanding of organic chemistry and its foundations. 

The versatility of the field is also evident from where you can do your Master's thesis projects, 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 large or small companies where you can find challenging projects, which will further add to your contact network.

Career

Possible career paths can vary. You may work with research and development, production processes, 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. Some of these courses are also common to other specialisations in the Master Programme in Chemistry. The semester ends with the first course in NMR spectroscopy.


Second, third and fourth semester

During the second and third semesters, you will take courses in organic chemistry, including, e.g., physical-organic chemistry and also more advanced methods in organic synthesis. The lab training is individual, and an important goal is for you to become independent both in the planning of your work and in the lab. 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • 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

    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

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

NON-EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Uppsala

6,573 - 6,670 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.