Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate studies 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 witha licentiate degree.

To be admitted to a postgraduate program you need to:

  • fulfil the prerequisite requirements for the subject in question
  • have the ability in general to cope with the program

Study plan

Details regarding the studies are specified in the study plan. The study plan for doctoral education consists of three parts: a general part, a topic-oriented part, and each doctoral student's individual study plan. (All links below will open each study plan as a pdf.)

General syllabus for the subject Chemistry, and syllabus for the subject Biochemistry, which is a separate research subject and not included as sub-category of Chemistry.

Syllabus for the specializations within chemistry: Analytic Chemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Inorganic chemistryMaterials Chemistry, Microbial Chemistry, Molecular Biomimetics, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry

To get an idea of the subjects and the specializations within chemistry, we recommend that you read about each program on our research pages

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 courses

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

Department of Chemistry-Ångström

  • Advanced Chemical Physics (15 hp). Contact person: Leif Hammarström
  • Advanced Optic Spectroscopy (2,5 hp). Contact person: Leif Hammarström
  • Advanced Concepts and Current Topis in Physical Chemistry (15 hp). Contact person: Leif Hammarström
  • Basics in Single Crystal X-ray Crystallography (4 hp). Kontaktperson: Andreas Orthaber
  • Biochemical Methods (15 hp). Contact person: Fikret Mamedov
  • Chemical Kinetics: Principles and Computational Practices (7,5 hp).
  • Contact person: Dennis Caldwell
  • Electron Transfer (6 hp). Contact person: Leif Hammarström
  • Electrochemical Methods (12 hp). Contact person: Leif Nyholm
  • Electrochemical Chemistry (12 hp). Contact person: Leif Nyholm
  • Electron Paramagnetics Resonance (3 hp). Contact person: Ping Huang
  • Fe- and Sn-Mössbauer spectroscopy in theory and practice (4 hp). Contact person: Tore Ericsson
  • Fluoresence Spetroscopy - Basic Module (5 hp). Contact person: 
  • Fluoresence Spectroscopy - Advanced Module (1,5 hp). Contact
  • person: 
  • Fluoresence Spectroscopy - Advanced and Proteine Module (2,5 hp). Contact person: 
  • Research Methodoloy (10 hp). Contact person: Jöns Hilborn
  • Photochemistry (10 hp). Contact person: 
  • Fundamentals in Excited State Proton Transfer Reactions (5 hp). Contact person: 
  • Physical Chemistry (15 hp). Contact person: Erik Johansson
  • Radiation Protection Fundamentals (1,5 hp). Contact person: Peter Lindblad
  • Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship (3 hp). Contact person: Peter Lindblad
  • Chemical Energy Storing (5 hp). Contact person: Fredrik Björefors
  • Demonstrative Experiments (5 hp). Contact person: Martin Sahlberg
  • Laser Spectroscopy (5 hp). Contact person: 
  • Chemistry of Electric Storage Materials (5 hp). Contact person: Daniel Brandell
  • Materials Chemistry (10 hp). Contact person: Ulf Jansson
  • Molecular Electron Transfer (3 to 8 hp). Contact person: Leif Hammarström
  • Inorganic Chemistry (10 hp). Contact person: Kersti Hermansson
  • Inorganic Structual Chemistry (5 + 2,5 hp). Contact person: Cesar Pay Gómez
  • Polymer Physics (5 hp). Contact person: Christer Elvingsson
  • Polymer Chemistry (15 hp). Contact person: Jöns Hilborn
  • Reaction Mechanisms (5 hp). Contact person: Eszter Borbas
  • Theory of Transition Metal Complexes (10 hp). Contact person: Marcus Lundberg
  • Time Dependent Statistical Mechanics (5 hp). Contact person: Christer Elvingsson
  • Training School on Smart Inorganic Polymers (3 hp). Contact person: Andreas Orthaber
  • Unconventional Solar Energy Materials (3 hp). Contact person: Leif Hammarström
  • Quantum Chemistry: Beyond the black box (5 hp). Contact person: Marcus Lundberg
  • Quantum Dots and Photocatalysis (1,5 hp). Contact person:
  • Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry (10 hp). Contact person: Hans Karlsson
  • X-ray Diffraction From Thin Films (7,5 hp). Contact person: Mikael Ottosson
  • Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces (5 hp). Contact person: Karin Larsson

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 research education Jöns Hilborn,, phone 018-471 3839.

Courses at master level that can be relevant for PhD-students,
offered at Chemistry-BMC

  • Advanced Mass Spectrometry (15 credits)
  • Applied Analysis of Complex Samples (15 credits)
  • Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis (7,5 credits)
  • Chemical Molecular Design (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)

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 research education Sara Lind,, phone 018-471 3693.

To get a PhD position

Vacant PhD positions are announced centrally and advertised on Uppsala University's central webpages.

For vacancies within chemistry, see below for a selected search of ALL announcements of available positions within the Section of Chemistry.