Academic year

Admissions

Credit system

Course structure

Course structure for Master programs in chemistry at Stockholm University

Erasmus

Grading system

Internships

Roll calls

Practical information

Orientation week

Academic year

The academic year is divided into two semesters:
Autumn semester: late August until mid-January, usually with a short break at the end of December.
Spring semester: mid-January to the beginning of June.

For exact dates, check here http://www.su.se/english/study/courses/term-dates

Credit system

A full-time workload is 30 credits semester and 60 credits per a normal 40-week academic year. The system is compatible with ECTS credits.

Course structure

Full-time studies correspond to a 40-hour week, though you may only have a few hours of lectures or seminars each week. The rest is spent studying, completing group projects and writing assignments.

Students normally follow only one course at a time for a period of several weeks, after which an examination is given. After the examination, a new course begins. For instance, during a 20-week semester, you might take four courses in a row, one course lasting for five weeks each.

However, sometimes you may take courses in parallel, with an examination at the end of the semester.

The structure of individual courses varies with the subject area. Technical programmes normally feature courses with a high proportion of scheduled hours.

Examinations usually take the form of written and oral tests. Laboratory work, group work and special projects, presented orally or as written reports, are also common forms of evaluation. Most programmes conclude with a degree thesis or project.

Course structure for Master programs in chemistry at Stockholm University

We offer nine different master’s programs in chemistry. The Master’s programs last two years (120 credits, ECTS) and are finished with a diploma project of at least 30 credits. The different Master’s programs include mandatory and elective courses. The specific courses in each Master program differ between programs. You can read about the course structure for your program here.

Master programs at the Chemistry Section

You dont have to apply for the courses during the first semester, but for later courses you should apply at universityadmissions.se.  More about how to apply under student information.

Student information at Chemistry Section

Last day for application is 15 October for spring semester and 15 April for fall semester.

Erasmus

Grading system

Stockholm University uses a seven-point grading scale related to the learning objects of the course, unless otherwise prescribed in the course syllabus.
The following grading scale is used:
Fail (F, FX), Sufficient (E), Satisfactory (D), Good (C), Very Good (B), Excellent (A).

General degrees
120 credits
 Bachelor's Degree                  
60 credits
 Master's Degree (2 years)
Doctoral/PhD Degree

Roll calls

For each master program there will be a roll call. At the roll call you will meet the director of studies for your master program and you will also get general information about your studies.

Analytical chemistry

Biochemistry

Materials chemistry

Neurochemistry

Organic chemistry

Practical information

Under student information you can find practical information about studies at the chemistry section at Stockholm university.

Link to student information at the Chemistry Section.

For further information on housing, visas and genreral information about Stockholm University, please visit http://www.su.se/english/study

Carfully read the information for admitted students.

Orientation week

Orientation Week is designed to assist you - as a new student - to settle into university life at Stockholm University.

Arrival Day will be Sunday August 21st  for students who received accommodation via the Housing Office.

Orientation Week starts on August 22nd.

Read more about orientation week here.