The Master of Molecular Science Programme at UiT has a duration of 2 years and equals a total of 120 ECTS. Each Master's candidate works on a research project to complete an independent scientific dissertation (thesis, 60 ECTS). In addition, the programme includes topical coursework, where 20 ECTS are obligatory for all students admitted to the programme, and 40 ECTS are to expand on the students chosen discipline and other special curricula (total 60 ECTS). Within each discipline, certain courses are mandatory.
The Master Degree programme in Molecular Sciences, will provide programme options within three different disciplines:
- Biomolecular Chemistry and Bioinformatics
- Chemical Synthesis and Spectroscopy
- Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
The student will choose a Master's project within the thematic areas available at the Department, and the student will make use of the methodological tools relevant for the thematic specializations.These projects can be theoretical or experimental in nature, or a combination of these, and might be applied to basic and applied research questions. Combination of different specializations to acquire a wider expertise is also possible. Eligibility to projects may depend on the student's background.
The five thematic areas are:
- Chemistry of the cell,
- Drug discovery and design,
- Scientific Computing in Chemistry and Biology,
- Functional materials, and
More information about thematic areas and disciplines you can find here
The Master's candidates become members of one of the research groups at the Department, with an assigned thesis supervisor. Throughout the project, the Master´s students may work closely in teams with PhD students, post doctoral fellows and senior scientists.
The Department of Chemistry at UiT provides excellent research environments, with state-of-the-art laboratories and experimental equipment, and access to advanced computer facilities for computer-oriented work. The Department hosts a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Science (http://www.ctcc.no), an internationally recognized research centre in structural biology, NorStruct, (http://norstruct.uit.no), and a national and international facility for bioinformatics (http://SfB.cs.uit.no). The Department also participates in the Arctic Biodiscovery Centre (http://arcticbc.no), where our expertise in structure elucidation and molecular analysis (https://en.uit.no/prosjekter/prosjekt?p_document_id=417609), biocatalyst research, synthetic chemistry, and biotechnology is utilized.
More about the program structure you will find here