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Molecular Science and Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

24 months
14570 EUR/year
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The Molecular Science and Engineering programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for careers in industry, academia, and society. An emphasis is placed on molecules: their design, characterisation, and applications both as individual entities and as part of materials.

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The two-year Molecular Science and Engineering programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides the students with a broad understanding of chemistry and specialised knowledge and skills in some chosen areas. A wide range of topics are covered, including molecular structure, synthesis of molecules, material properties, quantum chemistry, molecular reactions, and surface chemistry. During your studies, you will become acquainted with several advanced analytical techniques. You will also carry out project work and teamwork, as well as practising your written and oral communication.

The programme involves choosing from an extensive selection of courses followed by a degree project. There is considerable freedom and an opportunity to create a personalised curriculum, focusing on individual areas of interest and allowing for a degree that is both fundamentally strong and specialised. Examples of specialisations include the following profiles:

  • Design and synthesis of molecules and materials, both organic and inorganic
  • Nanostructures and nanomaterials
  • Chemical reactivity: corrosion and radiation
  • Surface and colloid chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemical analysis, sensing, and spectroscopy
  • Computational chemistry


Specialists in all aspects of molecular science and engineering are always in demand, and career prospects are strong. It is a very wide field, with areas including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medicine and medical engineering, biotechnology, environmental technology, forensics, fine chemicals, consumer products, cosmetics, polymers, pulp and paper, food and agriculture, petroleum, mining and materials, microfabrication, and energy. 

There is also an increased need for consultants with specialist knowledge of patenting, scientific writing, venture capital and marketing, expertise for governmental bodies and authorities, as well as for doctoral students within the area. Graduates from the programme have for example gone on to positions as research scientist, PhD student, product manager, quality assurance officer, and sales representative at workplaces such as AstraZeneca, KTH, Outokumpu, RI.SE, and Boston Consulting Group. Program graduates are also found at numerous startups, both as owners and employees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Molecular Enzymology 
  • Biocatalysis 
  • Solid State Chemistry: Structures and Methods
  • Molecular Thermodynamics
  • Photo, Radiation and Radical Chemistry
  • Ideation- Creating Your Own Company 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor’s degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Chemistry or a closely related subject including courses in:

  • Chemistry or closely related subject corresponding to at least 75 ECTS credits.
  • Mathematics corresponding to at least 20 ECTS credits.
  • Numerical Analysis/Computer Science corresponding to at least 9 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14570 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29140 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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