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Chemistry

Chemistry

The properties of all of the materials we come into contact with every day are highly dependent on their chemical composition. Students of Chemistry will learn about the structure of materials, how it is analysed and what processes and methods can be used to alter their properties and applications. Students are divided into four areas of specialisation: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry. Physical Chemistry helps you to understand fundamental chemical principles, which can be used to anticipate complex phenomena. Organic Chemistry deals with carbon-based substances from living nature, synthetic equivalents to them, and the manufacture of consumer products, such as laundry detergent, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Inorganic Chemistry deals with inorganic materials and combustion processes. Analytical Chemistry will teach you how to use chemistry, technology, physics, mathematics, information technology and biology when looking for chemical compositions in various types of tests, such as in health care, industry and environmental management.


Link to our Swedish courses in Chemistry.

Open University fees

From August 1, 2024, Åbo Akademi University will implement a pricing system for its open university courses based on the number of study credits. The pricing structure will be as follows:

  • Basic Studies (and other introductory courses): €12 per credit.
  • Intermediate Studies and Advanced Studies: €15 per credit.

Degree students at Åbo Akademi University are exempted from the course fee.

To read more about course content and times, click on the correct course version in the Study Guide.

From clay to ceramics in a wood-fired kiln (5 ECTS), online with 2 contact study weekends.

Link to the Study Guide for more information about the course.
Time: 2.9–25.10.2024.
Fee: 60€
Teacher: TkD Johan Werkelin.
Enrolment 7.8–27.8.2023

Course Registration


Link to our Swedish courses in Chemistry.

Open University fees

Attending a MOOC is free, but if you want a certificate or registration of credits for completed coursework, you pay the Open University’s fee.

  • Basic Studies (and other introductory courses): €12 per credit.
  • Intermediate Studies and Advanced Studies: €15 per credit.

Degree students at Åbo Akademi University are exempted from the course fee.

To read more about course content and times, click on the correct course version in the Study Guide.

Energy Transition and Sustainable Economies (3 ECTS), online course.

Link to the Study Guide for more information about the course.
Time: MOOC open 2.9.2024–31.5.2025.
Registration by e-mail to johanna.fredenberg@abo.fi. Enrolment from 12.8.2024.


MOOCs are open online courses that anyone can attend. There are no entry requirements for the courses, but some prior knowledge may be recommended. The MOOCs are distance courses, i.e. they can be carried out entirely online. The courses often allow you to start whenever you want during a certain period of time and deadlines are flexible.


Link to our Swedish courses in Chemistry.

Fredenberg, Johanna

Education Planner
Fabriksgatan 2, 20500 ÅBO
+3582 215 4177
johanna.fredenberg(a)abo.fi