Macromolecules and Soft Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Characterisation, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 20 March 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-66520 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 27 February 2023 – 19 March 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits in science/engineering with 60 credits chemistry including 10 credits in organic chemistry or polymer chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

The course covers different chemical principles that can be used to design, synthesise and develop macromolecules and soft materials for real-life applications. This course provides a foundation for basic and advanced aspects of polymer synthesis, characterisation, understanding of reaction mechanisms, and a qualitative molecular understanding of the resulting supra/macromolecular structures formed by these polymers.

From the course you will obtain a molecular understanding of the macroscopic properties of soft materials and their design principles, constituting a firm base for the design and synthesis of soft materials for applications such as regenerative medicine or energy storage materials, using synthetic and natural polymers.

More information


Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 751 20 Uppsala

Box 523, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 6842


Chemistry education office


Telephone: +46 18 471 37 10, +46 18 471 37 11