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The academic year has a duration of 40 weeks. The academic year at KTH is divided into four periods. Each period lasts approximately seven weeks and is followed by an examination period.

The programme consists of courses for 90 credits followed by a degree project on advanced level (30 credits). One mandatory course (7,5 credits) is included the first year. The rest of the courses are conditionally elective or recommended. The student is required to choose at least 3 courses listed as conditionally elective. The remaining courses should be selected from the courses listed as conditionally elective or recommended with the exception of 15 credits that can be chosen freely outside the list. This gives the student a great opportunity to create his/her own curriculum. Guidelines and recommendations for course combinations will be given.


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The programme consists of mandatory, conditionally elective, recommended and elective courses. The goals, prerequisites, contents and examination requirements of different courses can be found in the respective course plans.

Two or three courses are usually studied parallel during each period. Teaching and examination methods vary between the courses. Normally the course contains lectures, which give an introduction to the concepts and theory. Exercises, seminars, laboratory work and project assignments deepen the conceptual understanding, give practical experience and give possibility to practice the group skills.


För kurser på KTH används en sjugradig målrelaterad betygsskala A-F som slutbetyg för kurser på grundnivå och avancerad nivå. A-E är godkända betyg med A som högsta betyg. Betygen godkänd (P) och underkänd (F) används som slutbetyg då särskilda skäl föreligger.

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Students accepted to the programme will start the programme in the end of August when the registration also takes place and where the student must be present in person. The students are thereafter required to make a study registration and course selection for the coming term no later than November 15 and May 15 each academic year, respectively. At least 45 credits have to be completed during the first academic year (including the re-examination period in August) in order for the student to be promoted to the second year of the programme.

Students who have not passed 45 credits in the first year, must contact the educational coordinator for an individual study plan. This study plan will include residual courses and appropriate courses for the upcoming year. The student who has not done this will not be registered on any courses in the upcoming academic year.


Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme director, credits for previous studies can be received according to the local policy of KTH, see

For more information see:


For information about studies abroad, contact the international coordinator at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering.


Students admitted to the programme are required to perform an individual study in the form of a degree project, advanced level, corresponding to 30 credits. This means 20 weeks of fulltime studies. The main portion of the studies must generally be completed before the degree project work can be started. At least 60 credits must be completed where at least 30 credits in the second cycle within the main field of study.

The purpose of the thesis project is that the student demonstrates the ability to perform independent project work, using the skills obtained from the courses in the programme. It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable thesis project, with assistance from KTH. 

Degree project, advanced level for the Degree of Master of Science, Molecular Science and Engineering, can be performed in the following exam topics:
Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Fibre and Polymer Technology.

Other degree projects in related fields may also be allowed, but need approval by the Director of Undergraduate and Masters´ studies at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering.
For more information, contact the study advisor at the CHE student office.

More information on the KTH policy on the degree project can be found at:


Master of Science (120 credits) - is obtained after completion of the Master (Two Years) Molecular Science and Engineering study programme. The programme is designed so that students, when they graduate, have fulfilled national requirements for a degree and have completed courses comprising 120 credits, of which:

• At least 90 credits are at second cycle, of which at least 60 higher education  credits (including a 30-credits degree project) with in-depth studies in the main field of study.

Students who fulfill all the requirements will be awarded a Master of Science (120 credits). Students must apply for the degree and also show proof of their basic degree (Bachelor or similar). To apply use the web service “Application for degrees” that is found in the personal menu.

Degree name
Master of Science (120 credits)
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