MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH CHEMISTS, Curriculum 2020‐2022

All the courses are offered also for the incoming exchange students ! Please, notice that most of the courses are organized every second year! Check details from here

Contact person for exchange students is  Dr Pipsa Hirva (pipsa.hirva(at)uef.fi)

Contact person for degree students is Mari Heiskanen (mari.heiskanen(at)uef.fi)

The Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is an international degree programme taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland. The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever‐growing need for top quality researchers. The objective of the programme is to provide the students with solid theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry and to promote their skills in working as independent and innovative researchers. The programme also serves as an excellent stepping stone for future PhD studies and it will bring the students into contact with the research community by integrating them into ongoing research projects.

Studying chemistry at the University of Eastern Finland

The most profound feature of the programme is the integration of research work into an essential part of the studies. The students will join a research group during their studies and carry out assigned research projects as active members of the group. During the research projects, the students will be familiarised with analytical problem-solving and working with up-to-date research methods and modern research infrastructure.

Master’s theses and studies are linked to the research projects, creating a strong connection with businesses and the working life.

Aims of the higher university degree

The Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists provides the student with understanding of the theoretical foundation of chemistry and gives tools to apply the skills in practical chemical problems. The students will acquire knowledge and skill to operate as an expert and developer in the fields of chemical sciences. The development of language and communication skills is an integral part of the programme. The education is based on scientific research methodology and professional practices in the chemistry.

Course structure and curriculum

The curriculum is planned to educate the students in theory and applications. There is freedom to specialize in specific fields of chemistry. Students will make their personal study plans during the first semester of their studies.

The extent of a degree is given in ECTS. The average input of 1600 working hours needed for studies of one academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. One ECTS credit equals 27 hours of work

The Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is comprised of 120 ECTS, which means that the degree can be completed in two years. The studies include compulsory and elective modules that may vary according to the students’  interests and major subjects. The major subject can be chosen from four principle categories: Inorganic  Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.

Accurate schedules of courses are available in WebOodi and Tuudo. It is highly recommended to check WebOodi, Tuudo and uef.student emails regularly because of possible changes in schedules. Students in master’s degree programme and incoming exchange students of chemistry take the chemistry exams in English language. More information about practicalities is available in Student handbook - KAMU, Study community of chemistry students and Yammer group of the programme.

 

SCHEDULE AND CURRICULUM 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Spring

Tot

 

 

 

2020

2021

 

2021

2022

 

 

A. Core Courses

 

9 ECTS

 

 

8 ECTS

 

17 ECTS

1131003

Orientation in Academic Studies for International Students

1 ECTS

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410360

Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry

4 ECTS

 

 

 

x

 

 

3410305

Theoretical Chemistry

4 ECTS

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410314

Theoretical Organic Chemistry 

4 ECTS

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410310

Principles in Materials Science 

4 ECTS

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

B. Complementary Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-20

ECTS

3410302

Physical Methods in Inorganic

 Chemistry

4 ECTS

 

 

 

x

 

 

3410303

Organometallic Chemistry 

4 ECTS

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410307

Molecular Modelling 

4 ECTS

 

x

 

 

 

 

3410308

Surface Chemistry

4 ECTS

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410367

Catalysis 

4 ECTS

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410315

Structure of Proteins

4 ECTS

 

 

 

x

 

 

3410316

Basic Principles of Mass

Spectrometry

4 ECTS

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410365

Chemistry of Biofuels

4 ECTS

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410369

Polymers and Nanomaterials

4 ECTS

 

 x

 

 

 

 

 

Varying Courses given by visiting lecturers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Advanced Laboratory Techniques

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 ECTS

3410333

Practical Molecular Modelling

3 ECTS

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410334

NMR Spectroscopy 

3 ECTS

 x

 

 

x

 

 

3410336

Characterization Methods for Polymers 

3 ECTS

 

 

 

 

x

 

3410335

X-Ray Diffraction

3 ECTS

 

 

 

 

 x

 

3410364

Biological Mass Spectrometry

3 ECTS

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

D. Laboratory Exercises

 

4 ECTS

9 ECTS

 

 

 

13 ECTS

3410361

Laboratory Safety and Practice

1 ECTS

x

 

 

 

 

 

3410322

Advanced Laboratory Course in Inorganic Chemistry  

3 ECTS

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410324

Advanced Laboratory Course in Physical Chemistry  

3 ECTS

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410325

Advanced Laboratory Course in Materials Chemistry 

3 ECTS

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410327

Advanced Laboratory Course in Organic Chemistry 

3 ECTS

o

o

 

 

 

 

3410332

E. Extended Laboratory Project

12 ECTS

 

 

x

 

 

12 ECTS

3410370

F. Final examination in Chemistry

4-8 ECTS

 

 

 x

x

 

4-8

ECTS

3410380

G. Master of Sciences Project and Thesis

40 ECTS

 

 

 

x

x

40

ECTS

3410354

Maturity test

0 ECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. Master of Sciences Seminar

2 ECTS

 

 

 

 

x

2 ECTS

 

I.  Other Studies

3 ECTS

 

 

 

 

 

3ECTS

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

120 ECTS