Modern Methods in Organic Synthesis, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 22 November 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-16003 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 1 November 2022 – 21 November 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits in chemistry incl. at least 15 credits in organic 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 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

About the course

This course discusses modern methods organic chemists use to build up molecules. The focus is on developments that have attracted considerable attention in recent years, that have solved important challenges in synthesis (e.g. chemo- or regioselectivity) or work in ways that go beyond typical textbook literature.

At the end of the course, you should be able to discuss several modern ways to form new C-C and C-heteroatom bonds in the context of organic synthesis. This includes selecting appropriate reactions in the context of planning a synthesis or solving a problem, discussing its mechanistic aspects and independently searching the research literature for relevant information.

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Department of Chemistry - BMC

Husargatan 3 752 37 Uppsala

Box 576, 75123 Uppsala

Chemistry education office


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