MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH CHEMISTS, Curriculum 2019‐2021

All the courses are offered also for the incoming exchange students ! Please, notice that most of the courses are organized every second year! Check details from here

The Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is an international degree programme taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland. The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever‐growing need for top quality researchers. The objective of the programme is to provide the students with solid theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry and to promote their skills in working as independent and innovative researchers. The programme also serves as an excellent stepping stone for future PhD studies and it will bring the students into contact with the research community by integrating them into ongoing research projects.

Studying chemistry at the University of Eastern Finland

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Eastern Finland has a long experience and an excellent track record in research chemist education. The department with its unique, research oriented curriculum has been recognised as a “Unit of High‐Quality Education” by the Ministry of Education. The Department of Chemistry has one of the most efficient Ph.D. chemistry programmes in Finland. It is open to the Master’s degree programme graduates, allowing a smooth transition to complete research chemist education at the highest academic level.

Aims of the higher university degree

The Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists provides the student with understanding of the theoretical foundation of chemistry and gives tools to apply the skills in practical chemical problems. The students will acquire knowledge and skill to operate as an expert and developer in the fields of chemical sciences. The development of language and communication skills is an integral part of the programme. The education is based on scientific research methodology and professional practices in the chemistry.

Course structure and curriculum

The curriculum is planned to educate the students in theory and applications. There is freedom to specialize in specific fields of chemistry. Individual study plans will be made for the students in the first semester of the studies. The extent of a degree is given in credits. The average input of 1600 working hours needed for studies of one academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS. The Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is comprised of 120 ECTS, which means that the degree can be completed in two years. The studies include compulsory and elective modules that may vary according to the students’  interests and major subjects. The major subject can be chosen from four principle categories: Inorganic  Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.

Accurate schedules of courses are available in WebOodi. It is highly recommended to check WebOodi and uef.student emails regularly because of possible changes in schedules. Students in master’s degree programme and incoming exchange students of chemistry take the chemistry exams in English language. More information about practicalities is available in Student handbook - KAMU, Study community of chemistry students and Yammer group of the programme.

 

SCHEDULE AND CURRICULUM 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Spring

Total

 

Descriptions of courses are here
 

1 cp =

1 ECTS

2018
2020

2019
2021

 

2019

2020

cp

 

A. Core Courses

 

9

 

 

8

 

17

1131003

Orientation in Academic Studies for International Students

1 cp

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410360

Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry

4 cp

 

 

 

x

 

 

3410305

Theoretical Chemistry

4 cp

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410314

Theoretical Organic Chemistry 

4 cp

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410310

Principles in Materials Science 

4 cp

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

B. Complementary Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-20

3410302

Physical Methods in Inorganic

 Chemistry

4 cp

 

 

 

x

 

 

3410303

Organometallic Chemistry 

4 cp

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410307

Molecular Modelling 

4 cp

 

x

 

 

 

 

3410308

Surface Chemistry

4 cp

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410367

Catalysis 

4 cp

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410315

Structure of Proteins

4 cp

 

 

 

x

 

 

3410316

Basic Principles of Mass

Spectrometry

4 cp

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410365

Chemistry of Biofuels

4 cp

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410369

Polymers and Nanomaterials

4 cp

 

 x

 

 

 

 

 

Varying Courses given by visiting lecturers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Advanced Laboratory Techniques

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

3410333

Practical Molecular Modelling

3 cp

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410334

NMR Spectroscopy 

3 cp

 x

 

 

x

 

 

3410336

Characterization Methods for Polymers 

3 cp

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410335

X-Ray Diffraction

3 cp

 

 

 

x

 

 

3410364

Biological Mass Spectrometry

3 op

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

D. Laboratory Exercises

 

4

9

 

 

 

13

3410361

Laboratory Safety and Practice

1 cp

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410322

Advanced Laboratory Course in Inorganic Chemistry  

3 cp

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410324

Advanced Laboratory Course in Physical Chemistry  

3 cp

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410325

Advanced Laboratory Course in Materials Chemistry 

3 cp

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410327

Advanced Laboratory Course in Organic Chemistry 

3 cp

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410332

E. Extended Laboratory Project

12 cp

 

 

x

 

 

12

3410370

F. Final examination in Chemistry

4-8 cp

 

 

 x

x

 

4-8

3410380

G. Master of Sciences Project and Thesis

40 cp

 

 

 

x

x

40

3410354

Maturity test

0 cp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. Master of Sciences Seminar

2 cp

 

 

 

 

x

2

 

I.  Other Studies

3 cp

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

120