Structural Biology/X-ray Crystallography - Molecular Sciences - master


Duration:2 Years
Location: Tromsø
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master of Science in Chemistry
Admission requirements:Bachelor's degree in chemistry or similar
Application deadline:1 December
Application code:2010
This discipline is included in the Master's Degree Progam in Chemistry .

Much of the research activity in is directed toward structural chemistry/biology with X-ray crystallography as the central technique. This concerns both proteins, biologically or pharmaceutically important small molecules and structures of importance in organic synthesis. There is also considerable research on protein stability and folding. The courses will give an introduction to modern methods in structural biology and a deeper understanding of basic aspects of structure-function relationships in biologically active macromolecules. The study will also cover other fundamental aspects of structural chemistry.

Term 10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
First term (autumn)
Optional course
Second term (spring)
Optional courses
Third term (autumn)
Optional courses
Fourth term (spring)

Admission to the Master`s programme in Chemistry requires that:

  • The student holds a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Chemistry or equivalent qualification, with a major in chemistry/biochemistry of minimum 80 ECTS.
  • The student is eligible according to UiT - The Arctic University of Norway's general admission rules:
    General admission requirements - Master
  • International students from non-Nordic countries (except students with English as their mother tongue), must meet the Department of Chemistry's English proficiency requirement: Students must have at least the minimum score in each category of the IELTS or TOEFL tests. Department of Chemistry's minimum scores are:



Reading 6.5 22

Listening 6.5 22

Speaking 6.5 22

Writing 6.5 25



Applicants deadlines:

  • Norway or Nordic countries:
    15th of April for admission to the autumn semester
    1st of November for admission to the spring semester
    (Application code: 4009)


  • International applicants outside Nordic countries:
    1 December for admission to the autumn semester
    (Use online application, study code 2010)


Are you an international applicant? Read more here.

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