MSc Chemistry

Linköping University
4 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Application deadline: January 16th

About this program

MSc Chemistry

The complexity of issues as diverse as climate change, energy storage, a cure for cancer, and antibiotic resistance requires a broad chemical knowledge. This program has a strong experimental focus and prepares you for a career working with anything from materials to pharmaceuticals.

As a skilled chemist you can play a key role in solving the challenges we are facing concerning the environment and the health of an aging population. This new master’s program has a modern, molecule-centred approach which transcends the boundaries between traditional branches of chemistry.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of chemistry, chemical biology or chemical engineering. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

(Exemption from Swedish)

The deadline for submitting the online application is the 16th of January. The deadline for submitting all supporting documentation is the 1st of February. Documents that are submitted after the deadline will make the whole application late, and possibly not considered for most of the programmes.

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Program content

Semester 1

Period 1

  • Chemical Bonding
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology

Period 2

  • Material Synthesis
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry

Semester 2

Period 1

  • Molecular Analysis
  • Molecular Synthesis
  • Growth and characterization of nanomaterials

Period 2

  • Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Development
  • Biomolecular Design
  • Chemical Sensor Systems
  • Growth and characterization of nanomaterials

Semester 3

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Semester 4

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Linköping University (LiU) offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding international students. For some programs and nationalities, it is also possible to apply for a scholarship through the Swedish Institute. There are also other funding opportunities for studies in Sweden.

For more information, please visit the website.


SEK 252000 - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.


Master of Science in Chemistry, 120 credits

Career paths

The job market for chemists is excellent. After graduation, you will understand chemistry from an integrated, molecular perspective and have the skill set to work in the pharmaceutical or the materials science industries, as well as for environmental agencies. The fundamental knowledge of chemistry acquired from the program will allow you to change direction during your career – different applications require molecules with different properties, but they are designed using the same principles. The program also makes you well prepared for further studies towards a doctoral degree.

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About this institute

Linköping University 

Linköping University (LiU) was granted university status in 1975 and today has 37,600 students (full-time equivalents 19,200), including 2,000 international students. In 2022, LiU landed on spot 38 of the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s young universities. This is...

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Why study at Linköping University

Linköping University welcomes students from all over the world, and English is widely spoken everywhere by its 2,000 international students, or about 6% of its student population. Many doctoral students and researchers are international.

We rank highly: LiU has been named as one of the world’s 200 best universities in education, materials science, sociology and electrical and electronic engineering, according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Good prospects: A degree from LiU makes you a highly sought after employee. An impressive 88% of our students are employed within 18 months of graduating.

Research that makes a difference: What makes Linköping University special is the lack of boundaries between different subjects and faculties, which has resulted in world-leading research environments and companies as well as a number of truly cross-disciplinary study programs.

Contact info

Linköping University

Linköping University
581 83 Linköping

Phone no: +46282614

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