Chemistry: Molecular Quantum Mechanics
Course · 7.5 credits
Interested in modern quantum chemistry? Learn the basic theories of chemical bonding and intermolecular interaction and how they determine the behavior of matter.
KEMM58 is a course in quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry. Students will learn the theory and approximations used for theoretical description of atoms, molecules and chemical reactions. The lectures and seminars are complimented by a computer lab, where modern computational software will be studied and used for solving problems in the general chemistry. The course provides students with an advanced introduction to modern quantum chemistry.
Lectures: The course covers two fields, quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry. The quantum mechanics component deals with the basic equations that control the behaviour of microscopic particles. The quantum chemistry component addresses how these basic equations control the behaviour of atoms and molecules.
The following topics are included in the course: the basics of quantum mechanics, linear movement, rotational motion and the hydrogen atom, angular momentum and spin, group theory and symmetry, approximations in quantum chemistry, atoms and molecules, computational chemistry, and introduction to spectroscopy.
Computer exercises and project work: The course includes computer exercises covering the following elements: graphical user interfaces for quantum chemistry software, practical exercises with group theory, use of semiempirical methods and use of ab initio methods.
A minor project focusing on quantum chemistry is to be executed individually.
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Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry
Naturvetarvägen 14 / Sölvegatan 39 A, 223 62 Lund
Box 124, 221 00 Lund
+46 46 222 83 40
+46 46 222 83 57
lovisa [dot] andersson [at] kilu [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
90 ECTS credits Science studies including knowledge corresponding to KEMA10 General Chemistry, 7,5 credits, KEMA01 Organic Chemistry - Basic Course, 7,5 credits, KEMA12 Inorganic Chemistry - Basic Course, 7.5 credits, KEMA03 Biochemistry - Basic Course, 7.5 credits, KEMB09 Physical Chemistry - Basic Course, 15 credits, KEMM30 Molecular Driving Forces and Chemical Bonding 15 credits, and MATA02 Mathematics for Scientists, 15 credits. English 6/English Course B.
75 ECTS credits in physics including knowledge corresponding to FYSC11 Atomic and Molecular Physics 7.5 credits and FYSC13 Solid State Physics 7.5 credits, and 30 credits in mathematics. 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 Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
Start Spring Semester 2024
Day-time Lund, part time 50%
15 January 2024 - 19 March 2024
You can only apply for this course in the 'Swedish student' application round. Find out more: Applying for studies – when to apply
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 19 375
First payment: SEK 19 375
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 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.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
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*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/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 Master's level.
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.