Photochemistry, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 67%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 19 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-66501 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

Entry requirements: One of the following is required: (1) 120 credits with 90 credits in chemistry and physics, including at least 60 credits in chemistry. Participation in Spectroscopy, 10 credits. Chemical Bonding and Computational Chemistry, 10 credits, are recommended; (2) 120 credits with 75 credits in physics or chemistry, as well as participation in 30 credits of courses in materials science. 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

The course covers essential parts of modern theoretical and experimental photochemistry. Classical and quantum mechanical methods are used to describe fundamental photochemical and photophysical processes in molecules and semiconductors. Particular emphasis is put on the advanced description of photochemical transformations relevant to energy conversion schemes, including photocatalysis and photosynthesis. In addition, applications of photoinduced processes in medicine and industry is covered, as is atmospheric photochemistry and its environmental aspects.

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