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. a degree at advanced level (Master's level) or fulfill the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits at Master's level or the equivalent. 
  • Fulfill the entry requirements for the subject specialization in question.
  • Have the ability needed to complete the postgraduate education.


Quick links to help you find what you are looking for on this page:

One study plan - three parts

Details regarding the studies are specified in the study plan for postgraduate studies, which consists of three parts:.

  1. A general part (that is common for the Faculty of Science and Technology).
  2. A subject curriculum, see Subject curriculums - Disciplinary domain of science and technology
  3. An individual study plan, specific for each doctoral student. 

Subject-oriented study plans 

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.

Faculty-common courses

Teacher training courses 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)

Courses at Department of Chemistry - BMC

Courses at Department of Chemistry - Ångström

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)
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics (5 credits)
  • Separation and Mass Spectrometry (15 credits)

Contact concerning postgraduate studies

If you have questions concerning the courses given, or if you want to take a master course as part of your research education, contact the director of studies at the respective department.  

Chemistry - BMC

Chemistry - Ångström

General information

If you are interested in becoming a doctoral student or have already begun your studies, you will find a lot of useful information on the Faculty of Science and Technology's (TekNat's) pages about postgraduate education.

Last modified: 2021-10-21