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Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry

Course Description

The Master’s programme Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry aims to provide students with knowledge on the design, synthesis and evaluation of low-molecular weight biologically active organic substances. This programme offers an advanced level of knowledge with regard to organic synthesis and pharmaceutically active compounds, as well as supplementary knowledge of medicinal chemistry.

Low-molecular weight biologically active substances are at the core of Life Science Research. Knowledge of molecular structures and their properties is crucial to our understanding of a vast cross section of science, ranging from pharmaceutically active compounds to organic electronics and their incorporation into diagnostic tools as biosensors.

The main focus of this programme is the comprehension of organic synthesis pertaining to biologically active compounds. The programme begins with courses in organic chemistry and organic synthesis, building from the basic concepts to the advanced level, followed by an introduction in medicinal chemistry. It also covers protein chemistry, which broadens the students’ knowledge in the field of bioorganic chemistry.

The programme culminates by bringing together the skills and knowledge acquired in a longer thesis project, in either a research group or industry. Our research facilities are well equipped with all the necessary analytical/diagnostic equipment you would normally find in many industrial research facilities.

Visit the Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry page on the Linköping University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Free of charge for EU-citizens - 20+ Awards

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Value of Scholarship(s)

Free of charge for EU-citizens


Free of charge for EU-citizens

Application Procedure

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Further Information


Entry Requirements

a bachelor's degree with a major in the field of Chemsistrythe bachelor degree should include the equivalent of at least 15 ECTS credits in organic chemistry and 12 ECTS credits in biochemistryProof of skills in English, normally attested to by means of an international language test, such as TOEFL

Course Fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: 140,000 SEK (approx. 20,000 USD/ 15,000 Euro) per academic year.

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