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Bachelor program*

Stockholm University offers a Bachelor program in Chemistry (180 ECTS). The Department of Organic Chemistry is responsible for the courses in organic chemistry (KZ2011, KO3004, KO5001). These courses are taught at KÖL, in well-equipped laboratories where students will master fundamental techniques including: Grignard reactions, substitution reactions, elimination reactions, condensations, enolate chemistry, distillation, chromatography, and basic NMR spectroscopy. The courses are lab intensive where the students will get strong laboratory skills in basic as well as more advanced techniques. The diploma work is performed in one of the research groups at the Department of Organic Chemistry where the students will get trained in a real research environment working on a current research topic.

Courses

Basic Chemistry 2 - Organic and Biochemistry, 15 ECTS (KZ2011)
Organic Chemistry, 7.5 ECTS (KO3003)
Organic Chemistry - Reactivity and Structure, 15 ECTS (KO5001)

Diploma work (choose between 15 or 30 ECTS)
Bachelor thesis 15 ECTS
Bachelor thesis 30 ECTS


*To obtain a Bachelor degree with specialization in organic chemistry, the following courses are required:

A)


KZ2011 (Basic Chemistry 2 - Organic and Biochemistry)
KO3003 (Organic Chemistry)
KO5001 (Organic Chemistry - Reactivity and Structure)

B)


Diploma work (15 or 30 ECTS)

Master program*

The Department of Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University offers a Master program where the students can specialize in a number of different fields such as: Organic Synthesis, Organometallics, NMR-spectroscopy, and Computational Chemistry. Our Master program is open where the students can choose among many different courses at both our department as well as other departments (see below for requirements to take a degree with Specialization in Organic Chemistry). Courses are taught at KÖL and also at the Department of Organic Chemistry, in well-equipped laboratories where students will master advanced techniques including: Schlenk-techniques, organometallic reagents, chiral separation using both HPLC and GC, high resolution mass-spectroscopy, advanced 1D and 2D NMR-techniques, and computational chemistry. The diploma work is performed in one of the research groups at the Department of Organic Chemistry where the students will get trained in a real research environment working on a current research topic. Quite often, the results that are attained during the Diploma work end up in future scientific publications.

Courses

Advanced Organic Synthesis, 15 ECTS (KO7003)
Organometallic Chemistry, 15 ECTS (KO7009)
Bioorganic Structural Analysis, 15 ECTS (KO7001)
Advanced Organic Chemistry, 15 ECTS (KO8001)
Physical Organic Chemistry, 15 ECTS (7008)
Theoretical Organic Chemistry, 15 ECTS (7007)

Diploma work (Choose between 30, 45, or 60 ECTS)
Master Thesis, 30 ECTS (KO9001)
Master Thesis, 45 ECTS (KO9003)
Master Thesis, 60 ECTS (KO9002)

*To obtain a Master degree in organic chemistry, the following courses are required:

A) KO7003 (Advanced Organic Synthesis), 15 ECTS, or equivalent,

B) and one of the following courses:

KO7009 (Organometallic Chemistry), 15 ECTS,
KO7001 (Bioorganic Structural Analysis), 15 ECTS,
KO8001 (Advanced Organic Chemistry), 15 ECTS,
KO7008 (Physical Organic Chemistry), 15 ECTS,
KO7007 (Theoretical Organic Chemistry), 15 ECTS,

C) Diploma work, 30, 45 eller 60 ECTS,

Erasmus

The Department of Organic Chemistry is well experienced in hosting Erasmus students. Every year our department hosts around 5-10 Erasmus students. We can usually tailor your requests in respect to courses, research training, and diploma work. If you are interested in performing a research training period or a diploma work, please contact the professor of which research group you would like to join.

For more information regarding Erasmus exchange, please contact Charlotte Boegård (charlotte.boegard@kol.se) and Joseph Samec (joseph.samec@su.se).

Diploma work

Every year The Department of Organic Chemistry host around 10-15 diploma workers of which a large number of students come through Erasmus exchange programs. We offer world leading PI:s in a number of different research fields such as: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organometallics, Asymmetric Synthesis/Catalysis, Green Chemistry, NMR-spectroscopy, and Computational Chemistry. Our department is well equipped with: fume-hoods with Schlenk-lines and inert gases, NMR-spectrometers (300-750 MHz), HRMS, LC-MS, HPLC-systems, GC-MS systems, Glove-box, High pressure reactors, and React-IR.

The diploma work is performed in a research group at the department working on a current research topic. The students performing the diploma work will get supervision by a professor and work side-by-side with a PhD student or post-doc in one of the research programs. During the diploma work the student will experience how it is to perform top-notch research and also how it is to do a PhD. Many times the results that come out of a diploma work at our department end-up in scientific publications.

The department offer diploma work at the bachelor level (15 or 30 ECTS) and master level (30, 45, or 60 ECTS). In addition to diploma work the department gives research training courses (7,5, 15, 30 ECTS) where the student can get experience from a research laboratory without the demand to write a diploma thesis. However, in order to get a degree (either Master or Bachelor) a diploma thesis is mandatory.

If you wish to do a diploma work in any of the research groups at the department, please contact the supervisor directly.

If you want to do an external diploma work, please contact the head of studies.

Head of Studies (Bachelor/Master)

Joseph Samec

studierektor@organ.su.se
+46 (0)70-5592511
Room: A615

Head of Studies (PhD)

Kálmán Szabó

kalman.j.szabo@su.se
+46 (0)8-6747485
Room: A633

PhD Studies

The Department of Organic Chemistry has an extensive research program. This research program covers many areas of experimental and theoretical chemistry including metal catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, several areas of bioorganic chemistry such as carbohydrate chemistry, nucleotide chemistry and enzyme chemistry.

Admission

We have usually admissions twice a yrea in April and November. The next admission is in November 2017.

Selection and admission: The selection between candidates who meet the entry requirements will be made with reference to their ability to benefit from the training. However, the fact that an applicant is deemed able to transfer credits from previous training or professional experience may not alone give the applicant priority over other applicants in the selection process. Admission decisions are made in accordance with current delegation policies.

Important assessment criteria are the following: solid background (good marks) in the theory of organic chemistry and experimental skills; fluent level in English language; ability to independent work; ability for expression in oral and written forms. The assessment is based on the applicant’s transcript of record of grads, recommendation letters from supervisors and teachers, as well as on interviews with the applicant. 

Important documents:

General Study Plan (effective from 2017-06-12)

 

Courses

Ph.D. courses given at the Department

Obligatory courses (for students admitted before 2017-06-12):

· Physical Organic Chemistry, KO7008 15 ETC. Next time: VT 2018; Registration HT 2017
· Introduction course in pedagogics 1.5 ETC (This course is obligatory for all teaching assistents) Next time: September 2017; Registration in MONDO

Recommened courses (for Ph.D. students admitted before 2017-06-12):

· Advanced Organic Chemistry, KO8001, 15 ETC Next time: VT 2019; Registration HT 2018
· Organometallic Chemistry KO7009, 15 ETC Next time: HT 2017; Registration VT 2017 (late registration is opened from 15 July 2017; closed before the course starts)
· Bioorganic Structural Analysis, KO7001, 15 ETC Next time: VT 2018; Registration HT 2017
· Theoretical Organic Chemistry, KO7007, 15 ETC Next time: VT 2018; Registration HT 2017
· Applied NMR Spectroscopy, 7.5 ETC Next time: VT 2018; Registration HT 2017
· Philosophy of Science and Etics 3 ETC Next time: VT 2018; Registration VT 2017 (MONDO)
· Scientific Writing 3 ETC VT 2018; Registration VT 2017 (MONDO)
· First Aid 0,8 ETC

Obligatory courses (for Ph.D. students admitted after 2017-06-12):

· General organic chemistry, 10 ETC
· Pedagogy course for teachers (given by the section Chemistry) 2 ETC
· Philosophy of Science and Ethics  (given by the section Chemistry)  3 ETC
· Scientific Writing 3 ETC
· First aid 0,8 ETC

Recommened courses (for Ph. D. students admitted after 2017-06-12):

· Physical organic chemistry, KO7008 15 ETC
· Advanced organic chemistry, KO8001, 15 ETC
· Bioorganic structur analysis, KO7001, 15 ETC
· Theoretical organic chemistry, KO7007, 15 ETC
· Applied NMT spectroscopy, 7.5 ETC
· Organometallic chemistry (KO7009), 15 ETC

Relevant documents:

Registration to the above Ph.D. courses

General Study Plan (effective after 2017-06-12) EN

General Study Plan/Allmn Studieplan or ASP (effective after 2017-06-12) SW

 

ISP

 

ISP form (.docx)

Half-time control

In section 3. "general information" you have to give the date and form of the half-time control. One option is "licentiate exam". The instructions for licentiate are given in the general study plan. The other option is that the "doctoral student is tested according to the department's goals for the half-time". Click this link for the instructions for the half-time report.

Education

The Department of Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University offers education in organic chemistry at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level.
Courses are taught at KÖL and at the department, in well-equipped laboratories where students will master fundamental techniques including:
Grignard reactions, substitution reactions, elimination reactions, condensations, enolate chemistry, distillation, chromatography, and basic NMR spectroscopy at the Bachelor level and at the Master level advanced techniques including: Schlenk-techniques, organometallic reagents, chiral separation using both HPLC and GC, high resolution mass-spectroscopy, advanced 1D 2D NMR-techniques, and computational chemistry.

The Department of Organic Chemistry has professional teachers from the whole world and courses are taught in English from the bachelor level. We are pioneers in problem-based education and well known for giving both a deep and broad education in the theoretical as well as the practical parts of organic chemistry. Students will spend about half their time in the laboratories during courses.

For further information about our programs please click on Bachelor, Masters, PhD

For more general information please visit KÖL www.kemi.su.se or contact Head of Studies

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