Postgraduate Studies in Chemistry
Postgraduate education (third-cycle) comprise of 4 years of fulltime studies and leads to a doctoral degree. The PhD-studies consists of a number of courses and research for the doctoral thesis. After completing halftime it is possible to conclude with a licentiate degree.
To be admitted to a postgraduate education you need to:
- Fulfill the general entry requirements, i.e. have a second-cycle degree with courses comprising of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle.
- Fulfill the prerequisite requirements for the subject in question.
- Have the ability in general to cope with the program.
one Study plan - three parts
Details regarding the studies are specified in the study plan.
The study plan for doctoral education consists of three different parts:
- A general part that is common for the Faculty of Science and Technology.
- A subject-oriented part (the subjects are listed below).
- Each doctoral student's individual study plan.
For more information regarding each postgraduate subject's study plan, click on the links in the list below where each study plan opens in the form of a pdf.
Subject-oriented study plans
- The postgraduate subject Chemistry (without specialization).
- Chemistry specialized towards Analytic Chemistry
- Chemistry specialized towards Biophysics
- Chemistry specialized towards Chemical Physics
- Chemistry specialized towards Inorganic chemistry
- Chemistry specialized towards Materials Chemistry
- Chemistry specialized towards Microbial Chemistry
- Chemistry specialized towards Molecular Biomimetics
- Chemistry specialized towards Organic Chemistry,
- Chemistry specialized towards Physical Chemistry
- Chemistry specialized towards Polymer Chemistry
- Chemistry specialized towards Theoretical Chemistry
- The postgraduate subject Biochemistry (a separate research subject)
Learn more about the different subjects and specializations in chemistry on our page for post graduate education subjects whithin chemistry. To get an idea of the different research subjects within chemistry, we recommend that you read about each program on our research pages.
our Postgraduate courses
There are general courses, faculty courses and subject-specific courses at postgraduate level. It is also possible to a course at master level as part of your research education.
- Research Introduction for new PhD-students (3 credits). Contact: Mattias Klintenberg
- Course in research ethics, of at least 2 credits. Full information on courses, dates and application through TekNat's website for courses in research ethics.
Course in educational development for all teaching staff
- Academic Teacher Training course (7,5 credits). Information and application at Medarbetarportalen.
Subject-specific courses at postgraduate level (in alphabetical order)
Department of Chemistry - BMC
- Advanced Analytical Chemistry (15 credits). Contact: Jonas Bergquist
- Advanced Biochemistry (15 credits). Contact: Mikael Widersten (syllabus)
- Advanced Molecular Technology and Instrumentation for Proteome Analysis (2,5 credits). Contact: Masood Kamali
- Advanced Organic Chemistry (15 credits). Contact: Helena Grennberg (given next time 2022)
- Advanced Scientific Weighing (1,5 credits). Contact: Jean Pettersson
- Analytical Data Processing with MatLab (3 credits). Contact: Ingela Lanekoff
- Buffer Solutions (5 credits). Contact: Jonas Bergquist
- Current Trends in Biochemistry (3 credits). Contact: Ylva Ivarsson (syllabus)
- Enzymology and Bioorganic Catalysis (15 credits) Contact: Mikael Widersten (syllabus)
- Homogenous catalysis (5 credits). Contact: Lukasz Pilarski (syllabus)
- Modern Methods in Organic Synthesis (10 credits). Contact: Lukasz Pilarski (syllabus)
- Sample Handling and Preparation (5 credits). Contact: Jonas Bergquist
Department of Chemistry - Ångström
- Aromaticitet och antiaromaticitet (8 hp). Kontaktperson: Henrik Ottosson
- Basics in Single Crystal X-ray Crystallography (4 hp). Contact: Andreas Orthaber
- Biomaterials I and II (5 hp each). Contact: Jöns Hilborn
- Demonstrative experiments (5 hp). Contact: Martin Sahlberg
- Elektronparamagnetisk resonans (3 hp). Contact: Ping Huang
- Fluorescence spectroscopy (5 hp). Contact: Leif Hammarström
- Inorganic chemistry (10 hp). Contact: Kersti Hermansson
- Inorganic structural chemistry (5 + 2,5 hp). Contact: Cesar Pay Gómez
- Intermolecular Interactions and Self-Associated Lipid Systems (15 credits). Contact: Katarina Edwards
- Materials for electrochemical energy storage (5 hp). Contact: Reza Younesi
- Materials chemistry (10 hp). Contact: Ulf Jansson
- Molecular Electron Transfer (3 to 8 hp). Contact: Leif Hammarström
- Physical chemistry (15 hp). Contact: Erik Johansson
- Polymer physics (5 hp). Contact: Christer Elvingsson
- Polymer chemistry (15 hp). Contact : Jöns Hilborn
- Quantum Chemistry: Beyond the black box (5 hp). Contact: Marcus Lundberg
- Reaction mechanisms (5 hp). Contact person: Eszter Borbas
- Research methodology (10 hp). Contact: Jöns Hilborn
- Time dependent statistical mechanics (5 hp). Contact: Christer Elvingsson
- X-ray diffraction from thin films (7,5 hp). Contact: Mikael Ottosson
Courses at master level that can be relevant for PhD-students
Department of Chemistry - BMC
- Advanced Mass Spectrometry (15 credits)
- Applied Analysis of Complex Samples (15 credits)
- Chemical Molecular Design (10 credits)
- Computational Chemistry for Biological Macromolecules (10 credits)
- Mass Spectrometry (7,5 credits)
- Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems (15 credits)
- NMR Spectroscopy 1 (5 credits)
- NMR Spectroscopy 2 (5 credits)
- Separation and Mass Spectrometry (15 credits)
Questions regarding Postgraduate Studies?
If you have questions concerning the courses given at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, or if you want to take a master course as part of your research education, contact the Director of studies for postgraduate studies, Ylva Ivarsson, email@example.com, phone: 018-471 4038.
If you have questions concerning the courses given at the Department of Chemistry - Ångström, or if you want to take a master course as part of your research education, contact the Director of studies for postgraduate studies, Ann Magnuson, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 018-471 6582.
To apply for a PhD position within Chemistry
All vacant PhD positions within the Section of Chemistry are announced centrally and advertised on Uppsala University's central webpages.