Chemistry - Organic Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master Programme in Chemistry - Organic Chemistry from Uppsala University has been developed in cooperation with world leading research groups in this field at the university.


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.


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. 

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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

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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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 8200 - 12300 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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