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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 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.

Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.

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

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.

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.

KJM2601 – Fysikalsk kjemi II - kvantekjemi og spektroskopi, KJM5600 – Quantum Chemistry, and at least MAT1001 – Mathematics 1 (discontinued) or MAT1050 – Mathematics for Applications 1 in mathematics.

Overlapping courses


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.


  • Final oral exam which counts 100% towards the final grade.

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: KJM9610 – Properties of Molecules.

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.

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) Jan. 28, 2021 12:21:02 AM

Facts about this course


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.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)