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University of Tromso Course Type: Master taught Start Date: January, August
Location: Tromso, Norway Duration: Full time - 2 Years Fees/total cost: EUR 43.48 (NOK 400.00)


The understanding of chemistry is becoming ever more important in disciplines like medicine and health, biology, geology, material science, nanotechnology and pharmacy. Chemistry is also important in multidisciplinary research. The 2-year master's programme includes becoming a full member of one of the 5 research groups, (Biorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Theoretical chemistry, Structural biology and chemistry and Molecular Biosystems) and carrying out a research project with an independent scientific thesis, equalling 60 credits. Throughout the project the students will work closely in teams with and supervised by PhD-students, post doctoral fellows and senior scientists. In addition the programme includes courses which expand upon the students´ chosen major subject and other special curricula equalling 60 credits.


Job opportunities with a Master in Chemistry are many and diverse; many of them focus towards a future sustainable "green economy" where there is a need for new solutions in many fields of the society. The field of chemistry is crucial in such a development where the world needs new sources of renewable energy e.g. biofuels, solar cell materials, new solutions for the treatment of waste and pollutants, and for example new materials and nanotechnological tools that reduce the energy spending in industrial processes.

A Master in chemistry from Tromso is also well suited for work in pharmaceutical industry or academia to develop new drugs aimed at for example combating some of the large diseases that are threatening life and society in the developing as well as developed parts of the world e.g. cancer and antibiotic resistant bacterial diseases.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
January, August
2 Years
Teaching method:
Tromso, Norway
EUR 43.48 (NOK 400.00)
EUR 43.48 (NOK 400.00)
Tuition fees

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Department of Chemistry
University accredited:
120 ECTS
Last update: 04/07/2016