Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim


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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:

●      Organic chemistry
●      Applied theoretical chemistry
●      Structural chemistry


Seek admission

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

Job opportunities

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.
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Study Components

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

Study Environment

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.
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Feel free to contact our student advisors for any questions about the programme, e.g., compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines, etc.
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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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