Introduction to the programme

Chemistry provides a toolbox for studying, understanding, and influencing fundamental molecular processes in our world.

Chemistry is a subject which you will study as a part of your bachelor programme at Roskilde University.

Chemistry deals with the properties, composition, and structure of atoms and molecules, the transformations they undergo, and the energy that is released or absorbed during these processes. A chemical understanding is thus essential for understanding our world at a molecular level.

At the chemistry program you will acquire a solid understanding of key theories and principles of, and obtain skills in organic, physical, analytical and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry.     

The chemistry researcher at Roskilde University has a focus on chemical biology and sustainable chemistry and engages in research into: in green chemistry and energy, molecules of medicinal and biological interest, biophysical and protein chemistry, enzyme catalysis, and chemical characterization. Through these activities you will receive training in fundamental and cutting edge theory, together with modern practical laboratory techniques and skills.

The chemistry student at Roskilde University participates in research from day one. The projects are designed to solve problems relevant to the student and  to society.  A basic requirement for research is the ability to see new perspectives, to identify problems and inconsistencies and to find new and better solutions.
A common interest in learning and in research ensures a good relation between students and teachers.

All teaching and project writing is conducted in English.

Daily life while studying

The teaching is conducted in small groups and the courses are comprised of sessions lasting 2-4-hours each. Each session is a mix of lectures, class discussion, student presentations and reviews of case studies and assignments. Some sessions take place only in the laboratory.

A "project exchange” process is carried out at the beginning of each term, where project groups are formed, who then work together for the rest of the semester. The project and reading groups are an important part of the social study environment. These groups are not only together during the daytime - many of them organise dinners etc. and go on working weekends.

From bachelor to master

A bachelor's degree from Roskilde University will provide access to study a master's programme. Depending on which subject(s) you choose as a part of your bachelor's programme, your degree will provide access to one or more of Roskilde University's master's programmes.