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Course content

The course gives an introduction to the theoretical foundation for the study of molecular properties. The course serves as a background for students in quantum chemistry, for students that use quantum chemical calculations in connection with experimental work and for students who would like to understand the theoretical foundation for the spectroscopic properties.

Learning outcome

When you have completed this course:

  • you understand the theoretical foundation of rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra
  • you understand the theoretical foundation of the electrical and magnetic properties of molecules
  • you are familiar with time-dependent perturbation theory
  • you know the principles of NMR and ESR spectroscopies.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

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

Students at UiO must apply for courses in StudentWeb.

If you have been admitted to a ph.d.-programme at another faculty or learning institution, and the course enters into the approved training part of the ph.d.-programme there, you must within a given deadline apply for status as Visiting ph.d.-student.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with KJM9610 – Properties of molecules

The course overlaps 9 study points with KJ 361.


The course comprises 45 hours of lectures and 30 hours of exercises.

The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to join, the Expedition Office has to be informed in advance (phone 22 85 54 46 e-mail If you fail to register as an active student for the course in either of these ways, you will loose the access to the course for the given semester.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


Oral examination counts 100 % of final grade.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

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

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every spring

Teaching may be cancelled if less than 5 students apply. It will still be possible for students to complete compulsory activities and exam if they wish.


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)

English if requested by English-speaking students, otherwise Norwegian.