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Applied quantum chemistry for master and PhD students

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: KED321
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Computational methods have become a common tool for solving chemical problems. However, a computational-chemistry program package is no black box, equally little as e.g. an NMR spectrometer. Rather, they have to be used in an educated way to provide relevant results. The course treats, from a distinct user perspective, the calculation of molecular properties starting from the underlying quantum theory. It is described how quantum chemical calculations can be used to analyze and understand chemical reactions and to interpret experimental results as e.g. IR and Raman spectra. The focus is on the "working horse" of modern quantum chemistry, density-functional theory (DFT), its strengths and weaknesses. The lectures are complemented by extensive computer exercises.

Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree with 90 credits within Science (or 120 credits within pharmacy/medicine). These courses should include KEM040, Physical chemistry (15 credits) or FYP 203, Quantum physics (7.5 credits). Students with equal qualifications can be admitted. Mathematics (15 credits) is strongly recommended.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Per Martin Björemark, +46 31 - 786 9013,


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Box 462
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 9 C

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