Course description

Where in the world do environmental pollutants go? Why into the ground and not into the air? Why is one substance taken up by vegetation and fauna while another is not?

The purpose of this course is to give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of organic environmental chemistry and to develop your ability to understand, describe, calculate, and devise hypotheses about how molecular interactions and biogeochemical processes control the distribution, exposure, and biological uptake of all kinds of anthropogenic organic substances in the environment.

The course focuses on the issues of how molecular properties of organic environmental pollutants affect their distribution between air, water, earth, sediment, and biota. The course consists of lectures, exercises, and seminars.

Special eligibility requirements

The equivalent to at least 120 HEC in the natural sciences including at least 45 HECs in Chemistry. A good command of the English language.


Anna Sobek
External relations coordinator
Contaminant Chemistry

Phone +46 8 674 7230

Applications open

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Student counsellors

Environmental Science
Miljö- och hälsoskydd

Frida Edberg

Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry

Carl-Johan Högberg
Paula Jokela