Chemistry, Master Programme

60 credits

This degree provides an excellent basis for those wishing to pursue PhD studies, or for those aiming for work in the biotechnology, chemical, food or pharmaceutical industries. The degree program commences with a 10 week introductory course on research methodology, which is followed by four or five ten week blocks where you have the choice of studying subjects such as bioanalytical chemistry and food analysis, biophysical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biotechnology, environmental chemistry and nanoscience. The degree program is completed with a either a 30 or 20 week research project run within one of the research groups in Kalmar.

A Master´s Degree in Chemistry paves the way for a career in research or industry. We provide individually-tailored degree programmes that include extensive experience working in research laboratories and with state-of-the-art equipment. Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for PhD studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry.


The master of chemistry degree from Linnaeus University prepares you to meet society's and academia's needs for competence in chemistry. Our past students now work in chemistry related positions either in academic research studies, e.g. PhD studies, or in industry.


Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits). Main field of study: Chemistry


The individual assessment is based upon the applicant's previous studies, subject knowledge and ability to communicate. Interviews will be conducted with relevant applicants.

Student testimonials

"Linnaeus University prepares students to become among the best of researchers"

Isaya Bususu

Isaya John Bususu from Tanzania is a student at the master programme in Chemistry.

Can you tell me about your study programme? How do you like it?

It is a two-year master programme, a combination of theory and a lot of practical training.

Why did you choose to study in Sweden/at Linnaeus University?

Ever since I met some exchange students in Shandong University – my previous university in China – it has been my goal to pursue my further studies in Sweden. Linnaeus University became my choice because of its positive global reputation, especially in that it prepares students to become among the best of researchers.

What's your impression of Sweden and the Swedes?

Sweden is a good place to get an education that will help you succeed. Swedes are friendly and welcoming, interested in culture, educated (most people at least), and they respect other people's choices and are eager to learn from others.

What do you do beside your studies?

I do a lot of sports and hang out with friends.

What are your career plans?

If I get the opportunity, I would really love to do research in my field (PhD studies).

What's the best thing with being a student at Linnaeus University?

You will never regret choosing Linnaeus University, you will always get motivation from fellow students, get to enjoy the best ways of teaching, have very close and helpful discussions with your tutors and supervisors, first-class equipment available for experiments, a mixture of different nationalities, no language barriers (everybody speaks English), and you will have the chance to learn Swedish.

Kalmar – the student city by the sea

In Kalmar centre, right next to the sea, you will find the university’s facilities that were inaugurated in August 2021. In Kalmar, everything is nearby, and you can take your bicycle to the university regardless of where you live in the city.

New students have housing guarantee. This means that you are entitled to student accommodation within two months. This is one of the reasons for Kalmar being appointed Student City of the Year 2023 by the Swedish National Union of Students. Kalmar has also received the award because the city offers students an excellent living environment. What is more, the city works actively to create opportunities for students to stay in Kalmar to work when they have completed their studies.

Kalmar municipality has about 70 000 inhabitants. Kalmar has a strong trade and industry with many companies that are on the forefront in green energy, e-commerce, and eHealth, which means there is good opportunity to establish contacts for your future work life.

Kalmar has a cultural history centre and has been named Sweden’s Summer City several times. No wonder, with all the hours of sun, beaches and concerts. What is more, the island of Öland is just one bridge away.

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