PhD Project Course in Chemistry (MLJ907)

The project course will contain topics at advanced level in chemistry. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to their PhD project.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction



The course will give the candidate a professional specalisation within a chosen topic within Chemistry at PhD level. This could be, for example, specialising in an instrument, or within a relevant subject area. The curriculum is set to match the research area of the PhD project together with the candidates supervisors and course leader.

Learning outcome

After completed the course, the student shall have sufficiently detailed knowledge of the topic to be at the research front within this field of chemistry and will be able to perform thorough research and development within the specific topic.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

According to admission requirements for PhD in Chemistry and Biosciences. Final year master students may also be accepted to the course on the conditions of the appointed supervisors approval.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Projects and oral presentation 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Kåre Bredeli Jørgensen

Course teacher:

Magne Olav Sydnes

Course teacher:

Malcolm Andrew Kelland

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

Method of work

8 hours of project work per week. There are no ordinary lectures in this course; each student will receive independent supervision from the selected supervisor.

Open for

PhD programmes in Technology and Natural Sciences or in Chemistry and Biological Sciences

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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