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KJM9460 – Analytical Chemistry, Separation Methods II

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Course content

The students are expected to be comfortable with the most important and the newest separation and detection methods, for the purpose of solving real world problems.

Learning outcome

  • You understand advanced chromatographic and electrophoretic methods, including multidimensional systems, miniaturized systems and the basis for use of selective detectors
  • you are able to choose the best separation- and analytical methods for different purposes
  • you have knowledge of important solubility- and transport properties of gases, liquids and fluids
  • you understand the separation principles of optical isomers
  • you are familiar with strategies and methods within "metabolomics" with mass spectrometric detection


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Recommended previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of chromatography.

Overlapping courses


Intensive course over 2 weeks, including 30 hours of lectures and 10 hours of group seminars.

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, or 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.


Oral exam counts 100 % of the final grade.

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This subject offers new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. Deferred examinations for students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams will be arranged at the same time. (These valid reasons has to be documented within given deadlines.)

For general information about new and deferred examination, see

More information about examination at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can be found here

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

The course may be cancelled if less than 5 students apply.


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)