The complexity of issues as diverse as climate change, energy storage, a cure for cancer, and antibiotic resistance requires a broad chemical knowledge. This programme 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 programme has a modern, molecule-centred approach which transcends the boundaries between traditional branches of chemistry.
Learn molecular structures in detail
Throughout the programme, our experienced teachers, who are all active researchers, will explain how molecular properties are understood, designed and used. You will study the details of the chemical bond, followed by synthesis and analysis of molecules and materials. Courses in nanotechnology, medicinal chemistry, and materials science will help you understand how chemistry is central to a wide range of applications, why molecules with certain structures are suited for particular tasks, and how molecular properties can be enhanced to suit the application even better.
Plenty of lab time
You will spend a lot of time in our labs getting hands-on experience of chemistry and applying theories covered in the lectures. Linköping University (LiU) has strong research in chemistry and related subjects, including computational studies of catalysis and surface chemistry, as well as the synthesis of hard and soft materials. We are also developing synthetic molecules for pharmaceutical and diagnostic purposes, and methods for forensic investigations. For your thesis you can opt to work either with a research group at LiU or with the industry.