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Atmospheric Chemistry

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: KEM170 | Sustainability focused
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

Chemistry happens everywhere, even in the air you breathe. Chemical reaction is the main route to remove gaseous air pollutants from the atmosphere, both for natural and man-made substances. This course gives you a deep understanding of the chemistry that takes place in the atmosphere and an explanation of the resulting effects on the environment. We put the main emphasis on processes in the lower atmosphere but the stratosphere is also treated. You will learn how photochemical reactions initiate oxidation of natural and anthropogenic compounds in the air and how to treat such reactions quantitatively. Practical reaction kinetics, reaction mechanisms and experimental methods are other subjects covered. Atmospheric chemistry is a young science that is developing fast. We always try to keep our students in touch with the latest developments in the research field. This is an ideal course e.g. if you like to combine chemistry and environmental issues in your professional life.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The admission requirements are 90 credits within science including KEM050, Inorganic chemistry, 15 credits or equivalent education.

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

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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