MSc Chemistry - 2-year master degree, Trondheim
MSCHEM - bilde forside
Welcome week at NTNU 2021
Welcome week at NTNU 2021
This is an informal meeting where you will get some tips on being a new student in Trondheim and starting your studies at NTNU. You can ask questions directly to our student advisers and the Buddies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Time: 12.00-13.00 (GMT+2)
Register in advance for this meeting: https://NTNU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckduivrTgsG93gj9GMd6EFfqWdOwFrzkFP
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new MSc in Chemistry (MSCHEM) students to NTNU.
Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony at NTNU will be organized in a slightly different manner than usual. Master’s students will be invited to view the matriculation ceremony digitally.
More information on this year's Matriculation ceremony.
Please refer to the programme on Thursday August 19th were there will be a welcome ceremony for all master’s students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (mandatory attendence).
Information meetings for international students
The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. The sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.
08:30 (GMT+2) - Join welcome meeting for new exchange and master's students.
Students are encouraged to attend the "Get started"-day on Gløshaugen after the welcome meeting.
13:00 (GMT+2) - Information meeting for new exchange students
13:00 (GMT+2) - Information meeting for new international (master's) students
Find more information here.
Please note that agendas and links to these meetings, will also be posted on this link.
A vast number of different student organizations will be present on campus Gløshaugen on Tuesday 17th of August. They will showcase a variety of activities, causes and organizations you can engage with outside your studies at NTNU.
NTNU, and Trondheim in particular, is well-known for a vibrant and lively student community with a strong volunteerism spirit - as a result, there are literally hundreds of different associations, clubs, sports teams and organisations you can join in your free time, which is an excellent way to make friends.
Most of these will be present on campus on the "Get-started"-day, and will have exhibition stands outdoors where you can wander about and talk to representatives from any organization that might interest you.
Representatives from certain services at NTNU and SiT, such as the Office of International Relations, will also be present. The Office of International Relations will give a presentation (on campus) in English on the various student associations and organizations available.
The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) will help new international students to quickly become familiar with the university.
On Wednesday 18th of August, the Buddies will host a social event for all new master students.
To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is officially launched from July 1st:
Buddy 2021 – Faculty of Natural Sciences
Physical HSE-training is mandatory for all students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The training for the 2-year master students is run on the 20th of August and is set to run in English.
Time: meet 08.20 (GMT+2) for registration
Finished approx 10.30 (GMT+2)
To follow the course, you must register on Studweb, course code HMS0003. You must register both for exam and for tuition.
You will not be able to get access to any of NTNUs labratories prior to the completion of this course.
3-day intro-course on How to do science
How to do science is a seminar series to motivate and prepare you for your master's studies. It will include talks by our professors, students and PhDs, and it is an opportunity to meet some of our academics and technical staff. The course is held by the Department of Chemistry.
This course is mandatory for students enrolled in the following programmes:
- MSc in Chemistry
- The following programmes with a specialisation in Chemistry:
- MSc in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- MSc in Sustainable Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
- 2-year master Industrial chemistry and biotechnology (2nd year)
- 3rd year students in 5-year master programmes MTKJ and MLREAL
All these masters students must complete this 3-day intro-course.
You must sign up for this course
Please sign up for the course here. The registration deadline is August 16th 2021 but you can sign up already now. Please inform us of your full name, study programme and any food allergies/preferences.
Detailed course schedule
Monday 23 August
Location: KJEL 4
Time: 14.15-16.00 (GMT+2)
Welcome to the institute
Basic information about teaching activities
Presentation research groups and research projects
Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
Meet the academics
Tuesday 24 August
Time: 09.15 - 12.30 (GMT+2)
How to be a master’s student
How to write master’s thesis
What we expect from a good master’s thesis (quality and character)
How to do science – What is it about
Presentation from the industry
Lunch and mingling with academics
Wednesday 25 August
Location: KJEL 4
Time: 12.15 - 15.30 (GMT+2)
Presentation technical staff
How to design a master project
Sources, peers and academic databases
Difference between master’s and PhD
Apply for a scolarship as a research fellow
How to save the world with science
Mingling with academics
Your student association
A lot of the social and academic life at NTNU revolves around special student association which in Norwegian are called linjeforeninger (literally area-of-study-associations).
Your student association is called Volvox&Alkymisten and will hold a welcome week filled with social events to help you adapt to student life in Trondheim. If you like to join, please register here: https://forms.gle/YuZm439eJc1TgXEG7
For more information about student councils and other student organizations at NTNU, please refer to this page.
The Buddy Programme
The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) helps new international students get to know NTNU. Two second-year master students work as buddies and they will arrange several information meetings and social activities to help you get familiar with NTNUs websites, campuses, Trondheim, etc.
To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is officially launched from July 1st: Buddy 2021 – Faculty of Natural Sciences
You can also send the buddies an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Checklist and manage your stay
The Office of International Relations has a comprehensive checklist of what you need to do as a new international student at NTNU:
You will also find an overview of what you need to do to prepare the semester here:
Please check this page for the academic calendar for 2021.
Your timetable will be available in the timetable tool in TP after you have registered for your courses.
The timetable is also in the course descriptions online. Links to your courses can be found in the study plan under «study plam» on your study program page. If you do not find the timetable in the course descriptions, it will be published in Blackboard at semester start.
The overview of all published digital curriculum lists can be found in the library's database. If you do not find the syllabus or your subjects in the database, it will be ready for the start of studies.
Through our online library service, you can get acccess to books, journals etc.
How to learn Norwegian
NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course.
The Covid-19 pandemic poses a number of challenges to students arriving from abroad. NTNU is continuously working to facilitate the reception of international students, even in these difficult times.
Please refer to this page for updated information and guidelines. Here you will find all the information you as an international student need to travel to NTNU and Norway for the 2021 autumn semester.
Many students are in need of adaptations during the course of their studies, for shorter or longer periods of time. If you have any kind of special needs, we would love to help you with adaptations to ensure your study is as successfull as possible.
Special needs students or students with disabilities can also get help with individual accommodations.
Please note that for special needs accommodation there are deadlines you need to adhere to, as early as 01.09.2021. Thus it is important that you contact the right department at your earliest convenience.
For more information about who to contact, deadlines, the various support services, courses, groups and adaptation possibilities at NTNU, please refer to this page.
Chemistry for a better future
Chemistry for a better future
Highly qualified chemists are crucial to help develop tomorrow’s solutions.
By taking a Master (MSc) degree in chemistry, you will gain fundamental insights into chemical compounds with applications in medicine, catalysis, alternative energy sources and many other areas. Maybe you want to develop better solutions for a sustainable future or to understand more about global environmental issues affecting today’s society? Accept the challenge and join us in creating a better future.
The objective of the 2-year MSc in chemistry is to educate chemists to work independently with chemistry at a high level. Through lectures, laboratory work, exercises, and project work, as well as excursions, and a 60 ECTS independent master’s thesis where you get to dive deep into the research, you will gain knowledge about relevant working methods for research, industry, administration and education. The Master’s degree in Chemistry also forms the foundation for doctoral programmes in Chemistry. You’ll enter into a professional environment that is scientifically strong within all three specializations.
The two-year Master’s degree programme in chemistry provides academic specialization within the following areas:
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It is crucial to ensure that you have relevant qualifications for the MSc in Chemistry before you seek admission. Admission requires a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent 3-year education) in Chemistry (chemistry courses must make up a total of minimum 80 ECTS credits). You must have good practical skills in the chemistry laboratory, and sufficient knowledge of experimental methods relevant for your specialization (for example chromatography and/or spectroscopy). You must have experience in writing scientific reports. In addition, you must have a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics. Background in statistics is recommended.
How to Seek Admission
With a Master in Chemistry, you’ll be a highly sought employee in a wide variety of fields. The goal of the MSc in Chemistry is to educate highly qualified chemists who are able to work independently with chemistry-related issues at an advanced level. By majoring in chemistry, you’ll obtain crucial knowledge about several topics important in today’s society. These include environmental issues and developing new sources of energy, which will lead to exciting and meaningful jobs.
Explore Job Opportunities Further
The programme requires two years of full-time study, beginning with the autumn term (mid-August). The expected workload for a full-time student for one academic year is 60 ECTS credits. There are two main components to in the Master's programme: a Master's thesis (60 ECTS credits) and theoretical and methodological courses. Some courses are compulsory, and others are elective.
Here Are the Study Components
You’ll find the Department of Chemistry centrally situated at the Gløshaugen campus, close to Trondheim city center. You’ll have access to excellent facilities and state of the art scientific equipment. We have strong teaching and research links with other science and technology departments in the university, and with other universities, in Norway and abroad.
More About Study Environment
Feel free to contact our student advisors for any questions about the programme, e.g., compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines, etc.
Contact and guidance
Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines
1 December 2020
1 March 2021
15 April 2021
Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students
Semester start 2021
Semester start 2021
Are you wondering what your first week at NTNU will be like?
Here you will find more information about the start of the semester after 15 June.