Chemistry - Physical Chemistry from Uppsala University will go in depth into advanced aspects of physical chemistry and modern experimental techniques. You will meet lecturers and professors who are leading experts in areas like femtosecond laser spectroscopy, reaction dynamics, and electron transfer reactions applied to solar cells, artificial photosynthesis and photocatalysis, and have the opportunity to do your degree project in a dynamic and world-class research environment, using state-of-the art equipment.
The studies combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in physical chemistry, as well as insight into theoretical and computational chemistry methods. It is oriented towards fundamental physical chemistry, but it also includes the physical and chemical foundations needed to take part in the development of new solutions for sustainable production of energy and fuels, e.g., the kinetics and mechanisms of electron transfer reactions in solar cells, photocatalysis, and artificial photosynthesis, or the theoretical aspects and simulation methods related to, e.g., new materials.
These are important research fields, and you will be well-equipped for either future research within academia or in research and development in industry. From the outline you can see that you will have a solid foundation in all modern areas in physical chemistry.
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.
You will study chemistry courses which provide you with the theoretical and experimental skills needed for the subsequent semesters, Some of these courses are common to other specialisations in the Master Programme in Chemistry.
In the very first course, you will also meet many of the chair professors in different fields of chemistry will give seminars about the current trends in their respective research fields. The semester ends with a profile course in physical chemistry.
Second, third and fourth semester
During the second semester, you will take courses in different areas of physical chemistry, including photochemistry and advanced electrochemistry, while the during the third semester there will be further advanced courses, including topics such as femtosecond laser spectroscopy, reaction dynamics and computer simulation methods. The programme ends with a degree project.
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A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is 90 credits in chemistry and physics, of which at least 60 credits must be in chemistry.
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