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Chemistry: Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Course · 15 credits


Curious about advanced analytical methods and their applications in food, pharmaceuticals and environmental analysis? Develop your ability to independently select and optimize various modern separation techniques. Learn about various statistical tools and the principles of green analytical chemistry.

KEMM76. The course aims to give in-depth knowledge of analytical techniques and methods, as well as their applications within for example food, pharmaceutics and environmental analysis. Furthermore, the course aims to enable students to develop their ability to use and optimise current analytical methods, as well as critically discuss and evaluate environmental sustainability and its relevance for society as a whole. 

The course contains instrumentation and experimental techniques for different high resolution separation techniques, such as gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, supercritical chromatography, mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis and field flow fractionation, multivariate experimental design and different statistical tools (variance analysis, principal component analysis and least squares method), as well as principles for green analytical chemistry and new research within this field. 

The course will give in-depth theoretical and practical insights into commonly used modern separation techniques, such as chromatographic, mass spectrometric and capillary electrophoretic techniques. In addition, the students are trained to independently select and optimize appropriate separation technique/method and to provide a coherent overall view of the subject.

Course content

Lectures and exercises: In-depth theoretical treatment of chromatographic separation and underlying distribution and adsorption equilibrium. Instrumentation and experimental technique for high-resolution chromatography and coupling of chromatography with mass spectrometry and its applications in food, pharmaceutical and environmental analysis areas. Basic orientation in capillary electrophoresis and field flow fractionation. Review of principles of green analytical chemistry and new research in this field. Critical discussions about environmental sustainability of analytical methods and its relevance to society at large. Multivariate design of experiments and various statistical analysis tools (variance analysis, principal component analysis and the least squares method).

Laboratory work: Experimental technique for high-resolution chromatography. Optimization of HPLC systems with different combinations of mobile and stationary phases. Gas chromatography with capillary columns and different injection techniques. Mass spectrometric detection for quantitative and qualitative analysis linked to both gas and liquid chromatography. Computer labs in design of experiments and multivariate statistics. Seminar with oral presentation and discussion of laboratory results.

Closed for applications

Application opportunities


Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry

Visiting address
Naturvetarvägen 14 / Sölvegatan 39 A, 223 62 Lund

Postal address
Box 124, 221 00 Lund

+46 46 222 83 40

Lovisa Andersson

Study advisor

+46 46 222 83 57

lovisa [dot] andersson [at] kilu [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

90 ECTS credits Science studies including passed courses equivalent to KEMA20 Chemistry: General Chemistry, 15 credits (or KEMA10 General Chemistry 7.5 credits, and KEMA12 Inorganic Chemistry- Basic Course 7.5 credits), KEMA01 Organic Chemistry- Basic Course 7.5 credits, KEMA03 Biochemistry- Basic Course 7.5 credits and KEMB06 Analytical Chemistry 15 credits. English course 6/B.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: ECTS (HPAV): 100 %.

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.

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Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:

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Start Autumn Semester 2024

Day-time Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

1 November 2024 - 19 January 2025


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.

When to apply for studies

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
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    Country-specific requirements for Master's studies –
  • Get all your documents ready:
    - official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
    - official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (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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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 42 500

First payment: SEK 42 500

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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.

Tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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.

*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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.

Scholarship information on the Swedish Institute website

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.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations