Programme syllabus for the master programme in Chemistry 2010/2011

4.6.1 Description of the programme

The courses within the programme are at advanced level. After completed the programme the student have passed a Master exam within the main field Chemistry. The programme is organised to provide the possibility to pass a degree of Magister within the same subject area after one year of studies.

A chemistry education at an advanced level builds on previously attained knowledge from basic level courses and involves a deepening of understanding within a chosen subject area as well as a development of the student's skills a general knowledge. The courses in the programme are founded in strongly represented research within Uppsala University and are aimed to improve future employability. The course's contents are designed to provide both practical and theoretical knowledge suitable to be applied within diverse industrial and governmental chemistry-oriented activities. There will, further, be made possible to regularly participate in the activities of a research group or visit industrial companies where chemists are actively working.

During the first semester of the programme two courses, 10 higher education credits each, are common for all study tracks. In addition, a course corresponding to 10 higher education credits is chosen dependent on study track. The requirement for admission to the courses during the first semester is a Bachelor degree with at least 60 higher education credits in chemistry. Courses following the first semester are chosen depending on study track and the programme is finished with a degree project corresponding to 30 or 45 higher education credits. For the degree of Magister, a 15 credit degree project is conducted.

4.6.2 Comprehensive aims of the education

The education at an advanced level shall provide a basis for future qualified professional activities including specialised and advanced tasks within industrial or governmental sectors, or as self-employed or as research graduate student. After a completed Master programme the student should have achieved deepened knowledge and understanding of chemistry as compared to an education at a basic level. The graduate should be prepared to conduct research, development and/or managing duties within different main areas of chemistry.

4.6.3 Aims as expected results of the study

Within the framework of the goals stipulated in Higher Education Ordinance (Ch. 2), the student shall within the chemistry subject area

· be able to independently collect and analyse new knowledge within the studied subject area.

· be able to independently formulate and analyse problems and issues and suggest solutions also when a complete set of information is lacking.

· be able to independently perform computer calculations on chemical systems and critically evaluate the results.

· be able to independently follow and critically evaluate the research development through chemical literature and data bases and

· be able to solve and conduct projects in collaborations with others

· be able to independently and in collaborations be responsible for, plan and conduct experimental duties.

· be well acquainted with rules and legislations concerning chemical activities.

· possess good understanding of chemical activities in society and the impact of chemistry to society.

· be able to apply the knowledge acquired at advanced level to chemistry studies at a research level or within activities of industry or public services.

4.6.4 Programme outline

The Master Programme in Chemistry consists of four tracks: Chemistry for Renewable Energy,

Analytical Chemistry for Complex Systems, Chemical Biology and a general track in Chemistry which provides a larger degree of flexibility in the choice of course combinations.

During the first semester, two courses common for all study tracks are taken. The third course is chosen dependent on the student's background and choice of future tracks/courses. During semesters two and three courses are chosen dependent on study track. Courses from other subject areas, e.g. biology, physics and mathematics, may also be chosen during this period. In order to conduct a Master Degree Project, however, the requirements stipulated for a certain study track need to be fulfilled.

4.6.5 The courses of the programme

The programme curriculum is presented per academic year. Each year is divided into four periods, period 11 means the first period of the first year of studies etc. Main field are given by the abbreviations B = biology, F = physics, K = chemistry, and T = technology. Courses, up to 30 hp, also can be chosen from other main fields.

Period

Course Code

Course Name

Hp

Level

Main field

11

1KB750

Spectroscopy

10

A1N

K T

1KB054

Advanced Chemistry

(5)

A1N

K

1KB156

Analytical Chemistry for Complex Systems - Profile course

(5)

A1N

K

1KB754

Chemistry for Renewable Energy - Profile course

(5)

A1N

K

1KB462

Biomolecular spectroscopy

5

A1N

K

1KB460

NMR Spectroscopy

5

A1N

K

12

1KB054

Advanced Chemistry

(5)10

A1N

K

1KB156

Analytical Chemistry for Complex Systems - Profile course

(5)10

A1N

K

1KB754

Chemistry for Renewable Energy - Profile course

(5)10

A1N

K

1KB458

Biochemical Methods I

5

A1N

K

1KB459

Biochemical Methods II

5

A1N

K

1KB461

Techniques in Organic Chemistry

5

A1N

K

1KB550

Chemical Bonding and Computational Chemistry

10

A1N

K F

Track towards Chemistry for Renewable Energy

13

1KB254

Materials Chemistry

5

A1N

K T

1KB255

Energy-Related Materials

5

A1F

K T

1KB256

Advanced Electrochemistry

5

A1N

K

14

1KB753

Photochemistry

10

A1F

K

1KB464

Coordination and Metalorganic Chemistry

5

A1N

K

21

Optional course/s

15

22

1KB352

Chemical Energy Conversion and Storage

15

A1F

K T

23-24

1KB052

Degree Project E in Chemistry

30

A2E

K

Track towards Analytical Chemistry for Complex Systems

13

1KB153

Separation and Mass Spectrometry

15

A1N

K

14

Optional course/s

15

21

Optional course/s

15

22

1KB154

Applied Analysis of Complex Samples

5

A1F

K

23-24

1KB052

Degree Project E in Chemistry

30

A2E

K

Track towards Chemical Biology

13

1KB453

Chemical Molecular Design

10

A1N

K

Optional course

5

14

1KB454

Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems

15

A1N

K B

21

1KB455

Chemical Libraries and Efficient Synthesis

15

A1N

K

22

Optional course/s

15

1KB463

Enzymology and Bioorganic Catalysis

15

A1N

K

23-24

1KB052

Degree Project E in Chemistry

30

A2E

K

Track towards Chemistry

13

1KB254

Materials Chemistry

5

A1N

K T

1KB255

Energy-Related Materials

5

A1F

K T

1KB256

Advanced Electrochemistry

5

A1N

K

1KB453

Chemical Molecular Design

10

A1N

K

1KB257

Theoretical Chemistry I

5

A1F

K F

1KB354

Statistical Thermodynamics

5

A1F

K F

1KB757

Laser Spectroscopy

5

A1F

K F

1KB153

Separation and Mass Spectrometry

15

A1N

K

1KB263

Biomaterials I

5

A1N

K

14

1KB753

Photochemistry

10

A1F

K

1KB464

Coordination and Metalorganic Chemistry

5

A1N

K

1KB451

Organic Synthesis

15

A1N

K

1KB454

Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems

15

A1N

K B

1KB355

Soft Materials and Colloidal Systems

5

A1N

K T

1KB758

Chemical Reaction Dynamics

5

A1F

K F

1KB264

Biomaterials II

5

A1F

K

1KB051

Degree Project D in Chemistry

15

A1E

K

21

1KB353

Theoretical Chemistry II

5

A1F

K

1KB552

Theoretical Chemistry III

5

A1F

K

1KB455

Chemical Libraries and Efficient Synthesis

15

A1N

K

1KB356

Molecular Materials I

5

A1N

K T

22

1KB463

Enzymology and Bioorganic Catalysis

15

A1N

K

1KB352

Chemical Energy Conversion and Storage

15

A1F

K T

1KB357

Molecular Materials II

5

A1N

K T

1KB154

Applied Analysis of Complex Samples

15

A1F

K

1KB552

Theoretical Chemistry III

5

A1F

K F

22-24

1KB053

Degree Project E in Chemistry

45

A2E

K

23-24

1KB052

Degree Project E in Chemistry

30

A2E

K

Additional Courses

1KB055

Specialized Course in Chemistry I

5

A1N

K

1KB059

Specialized Course in Chemistry II

5

A1N

K

1KB056

Specialized Course in Chemistry I

10

A1N

K

1KB060

Specialized Course in Chemistry II

10

A1N

K

1KB057

Research Training in Chemistry

5

A1N

K

1KB058

Research Training in Chemistry

10

A1N

K

4.6.6 Eligibility requirements

Bachelor of Science, including 90 higher education credits in Chemistry. Track towards Chemical Biology: Bachelor of Science, including 60 higher education credits in Chemistry. Proficiency in English.

Students who, outside the programme, have acquired equivalent qualifications corresponding to at least 15 hp on advanced level in addition to the degree at bachelor’s level, may apply to be accepted to a later part of the programme. The application deadline is for the autumn term May 1 and for the spring term December 1.

4.6.7 Grade and examination

Unless otherwise prescribed in the course syllabus, a grade is to be awarded on completion of a course. A student who has taken two examinations in a course or a part of a course without obtaining a pass grade is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary.

4.6.8 Courses together in a degree

Some courses cannot be considered in a degree together. Which courses this concern will be pointed out in each course syllabus.

4.6.9 Qualification and diploma

Upon request, a student who has received a pass grade in a course is to receive a course certificate from the higher education institution. Upon request, a student who meets the requirements for a qualification is to receive a diploma from the higher education institution.

A Degree of Master (One Year) is obtained after the student has completed course requirements of 60 higher education credits with a certain area of specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, including at least 30 higher education credits with in-depth studies in Chemistry. For a Degree of Master (One Year) students must have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 15 higher education credits in Chemistry, within the framework of the course requirements.

A Degree of Master (Two Years) is obtained after the student has completed course requirements of 120 higher education credits with a certain area of specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, including at least 60 higher education credits with in-depth studies in Chemistry. For a Degree of Master (Two Years) students must have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 30 higher education credits in Chemistry, within the framework of the course requirements. A degree of Master (Two Years) may, except for courses on advanced level, contain one or several courses on basic level comprising not more than 30 higher education credits.