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The Master in Molecular Sciences at UIT the Arctic University of Norway has in recent years emerged as a field somewhat broader than Chemistry, as its activities include methods and technologies which previously were linked to e.g. physics and biotechnology.


Molecular Sciences at UIT the Arctic University of Norway  includes the analysis of molecules at all levels, ranging from physical properties, through chemical reactivity, to interactions in larger assemblies, such as in a biological cell.

We aim for students wanting to participate in molecular studies to address the grand challenges of the future, among them: efficient use of natural resources, health and medicine, environment and climate, and global food production. Students aiming to learn how properties of molecules can explain phenomena in nature, how synthesis, discovery and analysis of new molecules can be used to design new drugs, medicine and materials with improved functionality, and how molecular studies can be used to improve health, industry and environment.


Our students have found careers as:

  • pharmaceutical industry researchers, operators and analysts
  • laboratory engineers at hospitals, private companies or research institutions
  • aquaculture specialists
  • safety, health and environment professionals
  • researchers at private companies, research institutions, hospitals and universities
  • Programmers, data engineers and computational modelers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry of the cell
  • Drug discovery and design
  • Scientific Computing in Chemistry and Biology
  • Functional materials
  • Catalysis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline includes applications from Norway or other Nordic countries.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Bachelor's Degree must contain a specialization corresponding to at least 80 ECTS in the field of one of our master disciplines: Biomolecular Chemistry and Bioinformatics, Chemical Synthesis and Spectroscopy, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • The Bachelor's Degree must contain a minimum of 30 ECTS in chemistry courses on bachelor level.
  • An average mark of "C (3.0)" or better is required in the bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. For all other countries the minimum average mark is “B (4.0)”.
  • Valid international passport
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Proof of name change
  • Completion/fullfilment documentation (applicable to certain countries.)

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 per semester to The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation.

Living costs for Tromsø

9000 - 15000 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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