M.Sc. On Campus

Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

University of Gothenburg

24 months
11910 EUR/year
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The Organic and Medicinal Chemistry programme of the University of Gothenburg provides you in-depth knowledge in the design and synthesis of substances that form the basis of new medicines and new materials. You will have the opportunity to practise your learning and develop a specialization towards organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry.



Organic compounds constitute the foundation of various industries such as rubber, plastic, fuel, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, coating, dyestuff, and agrichemicals. The very foundations of biochemistry, biotechnology, and medicine consist of organic compounds and their role in life processes. Clearly, organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry are important to our high standard of living.

An in-depth and well-rounded education

You will also study organic chemical reactions, the principles for stereoselective synthesis, the use of catalysts, spectroscopy, and computational chemistry. Within the programme, you can direct your education towards either organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry. Your specialization will influence the topic of your final degree project.


The Organic and Medicinal Chemistry programme of the University of Gothenburg emphasizes close contact with teachers and researchers, teaching in small groups and using problem-based learning methods in the form of mini projects. You will develop your critical and analytical thinking through project work and your communication skills through oral and written presentations of scientific material. You will put theory into practice during our many laboratory courses, allowing you to develop strong experimental skills. At the end of the programme, you will perform an individual degree project of one year within one of our top research groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular modelling
  • Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • Advanced Medicinal Chemistry

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 in Science with a minimum of 90 credits in chemistry, including at least 22,5 credits in organic chemistry, or equal qualifications
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  • The selection process is based on number of credits from previous university studies (maximum 225 credits), the applicants CV, letter of recommendation, and letter of motivation
  • Interviews are conducted if considered necessary in order to make a correct evaluation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23820 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.
  • Full education cost: 242,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 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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