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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

You are learning practical aspects of optimization of NMR experiments while actually using real NMR spectrometers. You are learning the basics of selecting acquisition- and processing-parameters.

The course gives an introduction in parameter differences in one- and two dimensional NMR experiments, a first look into T1 and T2 relaxation (very superficially) and also an introduction to how computers, programs and storage places for NMR data are connected and used.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course:

  • you are able to prepare and execute nmr experiments with the nuclei 1H, 13C, 19F and 31P, and similarly for the experiments APT and DEPT
  • you can use the automation program ICONNMR as a helping tool for running a series of 2-dimentional nmr-experiments (COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC, HMBC, S-HSQC and S-HMBC) and also be able to perform simple solvent suppression experiments
  • you can process and understand the information content in two-dimensional NMR experiments
  • you are trained in setting up and running basic NMR experiments
  • you can apply the results coming out of NMR experiments in order to elucidate the exact atom by atom identity of new and unknown molecules

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

It is not possible to register for the course less than one week before the teaching starts. This is because user IDs need to be registered on special computers used in the teaching.  

KJM3000 – Applied Spectroscopy and KJM3200 – Organic Chemistry II

Overlapping courses


The teaching consists of the following:

  • Around 40 hours of practical training in NMR spectroscopy which must be completed over at 10 day period
  • 4 hours of lectures/theory Mandatory report followed by an oral presentation.
  • A 1 hour practical test on an NMR spectrometer needs to be passed before you can sit for the final exam. 

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student


Two weeks into the course, a 1 hour practical test on a NMR spectrometer needs to be passed.   A written report followed by a recognized oral presentation. We do not offer a re-scheduled exam for students who withdraw during the exam.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: KJM9280 – NMR Spectroscopy

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 28, 2020 9:19:31 AM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)