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MSc Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry, 120 credits

Organic synthesis

The master’s programme Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry aims to provide students with knowledge on the design, synthesis and evaluation of low molecular weight biologically active organic substances. The programme offers advanced level knowledge regarding organic synthesis and pharmaceutically active compounds, as well as supplementary knowledge of medicinal chemistry.

Biologically active substances with low molecular weight represent the core of life science research. Knowledge of molecular structures and their properties is crucial to our understanding of a vast scientific area, from pharmaceutically active compounds to organic electronics and their incorporation into diagnostic tools such as biosensors.

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science with a major in Chemistry
Language: English
Duration: Two years, 120 credits
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping
Application code: LIU-91123
Application period: mid-Oct - 15 Jan
Start date: August

For students presently in Swedish higher educational systems

Due to practical implications, you may not have reached the 150 credits required for applying before the deadline of the first application round on 15 January.

We therefore recommend you to submit your application during the second application round, 15 March – 15 April.

Please apply at www.antagning.se'

Second admission round

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. For non-EU/EEA students, applying in the Second round will most likely result in not having enough time to obtain a residence permit before the start of the semester.

Please apply at www.antagning.se. Application deadline 15 April.

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year

More about tuition fees

Programme specific requirements

Applicants shall have:

  • a bachelor's degree with a major in field of chemistry or chemical biology
  • at least 15 ECTS credits in organic chemistry and 12 ECTS credits in biochemistry

Read more about entry requirements and the application process.


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Last updated: 2016-04-27