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Bachelor's degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.

Required specialization and minimum grade requirement

You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system. We do not use conversion tables for foreign grades. All foreign education is individually evaluated during the admission process.

Please note that eligible applicants who fulfill the minimum grade requirement will compete for a study place. Please see the section on ranking for more information on selection criteria.

The required specialization consists of 100 ECTS credits where the following, or equivalent, courses are included:

  • 80 ECTS credits of chemistry courses with laboratory, including:
  • 10 ECTS credits within mathematics
  • 10 ECTS credits within physics

A minimum grade average of C (Norwegian grading scale), or equivalent, is required for 80 ECTS credits of the following, or equivalent:
KJM1101, KJM1111, KJM2500, 30 ECTS credits of chemistry courses where 20 ECTS credits must be at advanced undergraduate level (3000 level), 10 ECTS credits within mathematics and 10 ECTS credits within physics.

If you fulfilled all admission requirements for the Master's Programme in Chemistry, according to the requirements as they  were in autumn 2017, you will qualify for this programme option until the end of 2021.