M.Sc. On Campus


Umea University

24 months
6945 EUR/year
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The Master´s programme in Chemistry at the Umea University deepens your knowledge of proteins' function in the body, chemicals’ effect in the environment, and of the development of new pharmaceuticals. 


Key facts

The Master´s programme in Chemistry at Umea University provides you with knowledge for solving and critically assessing chemistry-related problems. You will learn how to compile, analyze, critically review, and present scientific texts and your own data. The first year includes four in-depth courses that cover tools and theories in modern chemistry and brings you to a level required for the following profile courses. The training provided in these courses focuses primarily on advanced instrumental methodologies for chemical analysis, and modelling and interpretation of physico-chemical and biochemical phenomena. These courses also offer intense laboratory training to prepare you well for more advanced courses and work towards your Master's thesis in the second year.

Proximity to strong research

The three profiles of the Master's programme match the strong research areas of the Chemistry Department; environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry and protein chemistry. Your teachers are scientists and the projects you will do during your education always have a close relation to ongoing research projects.

Career opportunities

Your future work is within chemical industry as for example paper and wood pulp industry, pharmaceutical and food industry, engineering and electronics, environmental consulting or public authorities. The education also provides a base for PhD studies in chemistry.

Common job titles
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Chemical Risk Manager
  • Environmental Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biophysical-Chemical Concepts.
  • Advanced Experimental Tools in Chemistry
  • Chemometrics
  • Computational Chemistry.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. 
  • Specific entry requirements are: 60 ECTS in Chemistry.Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6945 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6945 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Application fee SEK900 
  • Tuition fee, first instalment SEK71,400 
  • Total fee SEK285,600

Living costs for Umeå

7125 - 11770 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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