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Required academic background (visible to UiO employees only)
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 110 ECTS credits where the following, or equivalent, courses are included:
- 60 ECTS credits of chemistry courses with laboratory, including:
- KJM1101 – Generell kjemi or MENA1001 – Materials, energy and nanotechnology
- KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - thermodynamics and kinetics
- KJM2600 – Physical chemistry II - quantum chemistry and spectroscopy or FYS2140 – Quantum physics
- 20 ECTS credits within chemistry or material science at advanced undergraduate level (3000 level). If the course KJM-MENA3300 – Physical chemistry III - macromolecules, condensed phases and dynamics, or its equivalent, is not included in your bachelor's degree, the course KJM4300 - Physical chemistry III must be included in the theoretical curriculum for the master's degree.
- 10 ECTS credits of unspecified chemistry
- 30 ECTS credits within mathematics
- 10 ECTS credits within physics
- 10 ECTS credits within programming
A minimum grade average of C (Norwegian grading scale), or equivalent, is required for 80 ECTS credits of the following, or equivalent:
KJM1101 or MENA1001, KJM1130, KJM2600 or FYS2140, 30 ECTS credits of chemistry courses where 20 ECTS credits are on advanced bachelor's 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.