Chemistry: Advanced Organic Chemistry
Course · 15 credits
Immerse yourself into the chemistry of carbon compounds - acquire basic knowledge in physical organic chemistry while learning to master retro-synthetic analysis and advanced multi-step synthesis.
KEMM21. The aim of the course is to provide students with specialised theoretical knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and knowledge of physical organic chemistry. This course will provide you with synthetic tools to master functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond formations on a high level. It will give you an orientation about how to perform multistep synthesis and retrosynthetic analysis will be one tool. Until now most of the reaction mechanism that you have been exposed to have been presented without experimental proofs. In this course you will be provided with a toolbox for how to decipher the reaction mechanism experimentally. The course has a molecular perspective and aims to develop the student's ability to describe the link between structure and reactivity/physical properties.
The theory component deals with advanced synthesis and basic physical organic chemistry. The topics covered include structure and bonding, reaction mechanisms and synthesis methods. The organic synthesis part makes up two thirds of the course and focuses on methods for creating carbon-carbon bonds and selectivity (chemo-, regio- diastereoselectivity). Basic retrosynthetic analysis is used as an aid throughout the course. New reaction types based on cation, anion, radical and carbene intermediates are described in detail. Basic use of organometallic chemistry in synthesis is addressed briefly. The physical organic chemistry part mainly deals with methods to determine reaction mechanisms. The theory behind the different classes of pericyclic reactions is treated in detail.
The laboratory component aims to provide students with practical skills in organic synthesis, especially multistep synthesis, and in characterisation of synthesis products (NMR and IR) in practice. Furthermore, the course is to provide students with advanced training in written presentation in the form of laboratory reports.
Applications will open on the
Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry
Naturvetarvägen 14 / Sölvegatan 39 A, 223 62 Lund
Box 124, 221 00 Lund
+46 46 222 83 40
sophie [dot] manner [at] chem [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 83 57
lovisa [dot] andersson [at] kilu [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
90 ECTS credits Science studies including KEMA20, or KEMA10 and KEMA12, KEMA01, KEMA03, KEMB09 and KEMB21. English 6/English Course B.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
Start Spring Semester 2022
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
17 January 2022 - 22 March 2022
Closed for applications
Start Spring Semester 2023
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
16 January 2023 - 21 March 2023
Will open for applications 2022-09-15
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
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- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 36 250
First payment: SEK 36 250
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, among other countries
- US student finance
- Canada student finance