Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

This course gives a simple introduction to basic NMR theory and a thorough introduction to practical modern pulse/FT NMR spectroscopy for liquids. Experimental set-up, data acquisition, and analysis of a series of 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional experiments,which are relevant for organic chemistry and molecular biology, will be covered in exercises in a modern NMR laboratory. The theory of some of the corresponding pulse sequences will also be illustrated.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course KJEM351 the student will have following learning outcomes:


The student

  • can define and explain the relevant terms and models used in basic NMR theory


The student

  • can update their knowledge in NMR
  • can analyze and understand NMR pulse sequences using basic NMR theory
  • masters relevant academic tools and techniques in data recording and interpretation of NMR spectra
  • can acuire fundamental 1-and 2-dimensional experiments on a modern NMR spectrometer
  • can process and interpret 1-and 2-dimentional NMR spectra of organic compounds

General competence

The student

  • has knowledge of how programming can make data acquisition and -analysis of NMR data more efficient.

ECTS Credits

10 studiepoeng

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Autumn (limited capacity). Master students have priority.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
KJEM230 or KJEM235. Some knowledge in physics can be useful.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
K304: 10 stp
Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is given as lectures, laboratory course and colloquium.

Lectures: 2h/week for 13 weeks

Laboratory course: 2h7week for 10 weeks

colloquium/lab preparation: 2h/week for 13 weeks

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Mandatory atendance to laboratory course, including lab preparation lecture and basic lab journal (valid for five following semesteres). Compulsory work must be submitted within the given deadlines for the course. Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to get admittance to the written exam.

Compulsory HSE II-course for master students must be passed in order to be admitted to KJEM351. The HSE II-course is arranged in the beginning of the semester at Department of Chemistry.

Forms of Assessment

Assessment based on

Written examination (4h). Laboratory course accounts for 20% of the final grade).

Supplementary exam regulations:

  • for students with approved laboratory course prior to 2022, the final exam constitute 100 % of the grade
Grading Scale
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Assessment Semester
Examination both spring and autumn semester.
Reading List
The reading list will be available within July 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester
Examination Support Material
Simple Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations
Programme Committee
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.