M.Sc. Biomedicine

University of Skövde

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 14,030 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: August  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Biomedicine is an emerging field of science that applies the principles of natural sciences, especially biology, to investigate problems in clinical medicine.

In the University of Skövde, we offer a one-year Master program in Biomedicine that includes several advanced courses designed to afford you with hands-on-practice in this subject. The modules within this program will give you an in depth theoretical knowledge as well as advanced laboratory and methodological skills to prepare you for a professional career within the field of biomedicine in academic research or in the pharmaceutical industry.

What will you study?
The study year will provide you with a good understanding of the molecular and cellular processes involved in normal and disease conditions in the human body, with a special emphasis on genetics, tumor biology and pharmacology. The compulsory courses include lectures, laboratory works and seminars and are complemented with a set of elective courses.

After completed studies
The term biomedical career encompasses a broad spectra of professions that are generally related to medicine and health care. They include science and health professions such as academic researcher, research engineer, analyst, laboratory supervisor and other leading positions in clinical/medical research and development. Many people who have taken their degrees in biomedicine are employed at universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical industries, biotech companies, laboratories at county councils and public authorities, or pursue their education towards a PhD degree.

The training will also equip you with a good foundation for pursuing other types of science-related careers such as medical writer, journalist, patent-engineer, patent-lawyer, or for taking up a position at one of the control and inspection authority posts.

Contents

The programme comprises two semesters (60 higher education credits). Progression the first semester occurs at both advanced and broadened levels through specialized courses at an advanced level, where knowledge on molecular and cellular levels are integrated with a fundamental understanding of the function of the human organs and with complex physiological and molecular processes in healthy and sick individuals.

In all courses the first semester, the students get opportunities to develop their ability to seek information, to independently acquire and evaluate knowledge and to communicate biomedical research both orally and in writing.

During the second semester, the students complete the programme with an honours work of 30 higher education credits, in an area of research closely related to biomedicine. Furthermore, in the honours work, the students shall apply acquired knowledges in biomedicine to solve a relevant scientific problem within the field.

The study programme comprises the following courses:

* Master Project in Biomedicine A1E, 30 hp

Optional Courses:

* Calculations for Molecular Biology G1N, 3 hp
* Human Genetics II G2F, 7.5 hp
* Pharmacology I G2F, 7.5 hp
* Pharmacology II G2F, 7.5 hp
* Bioinformatics Concepts and Methods A1F, 7.5 hp
* Endocrinology A1N, 7.5 hp
* Experiment Design A1N, 7.5 hp
* Experimental Biomedicine A1N, 7.5 hp
* Genomics A1N, 7.5 hp
* Molecular Markers for Diagnosis and Prognosis A1F, 7.5 hp
* Toxicology A1N, 7.5 hp
* Tumor Biology A1N, 7.5 hp

Requirements

A Bachelor degree of at least 180 higher education credits (equivalent to 180 ECTS) within the fields of biomedicine, biology, pharmacy, medicine, odontology or veterinary medicine. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or the equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Scholarships
The University of Skövde offers some scholarships to students who are attending a Master's programme at our University and are liable for tuition fees. If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about which scholarships they provide.

This page contains information about three types of scholarship grants:

* Scholarships for international master's students liable for tuition fees
* Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
* Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

1. Scholarships for international master's students liable for tuition fees
The University of Skövde has some scholarships to students attending a Master's programme at our university. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of SEK 60 000 / year (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount will be deducted from the tuition fee when you receive the invoice. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merits. The scholarship can only be awarded to tuition paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the rest of the tuition fee yourself and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden.

How to apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde:

* First apply for studies at University Admissions prior to applying for a scholarship at the University of Skövde, you must apply for one of our masters programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions. The deadline for applications for the autumn semester 2013 has passed, but at the moment we are still accepting late applications.
* Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde: the scholarship application deadline for the masters programmes that start in the autumn semester (August 2013) is March 10th, 2013.
* Fill in the Scholarship Application Form. You will need to provide us with the application number you will receive from the website University Admissions when you submit your scholarship application on our website.

Please read the information below with the list of countries (categories 1 and 2) before you apply for a scholarship.

Deadline: March 10th, 2013

The scholarship applications for the autumn semester 2013 may be analyzed in two batches as below:

* Scholarship applications received until March 10th
* Scholarship applications received from March 11th to April 21st

In case the University of Skövde does not grant all scholarships in the first batch of applications, our scholarship committee will work on a second batch after the deadline so that the scholarship applications received after the deadline will also be analysed for the autumn semester. Note that we will not accept scholarship applications for the autumn semester 2013 after April 21st, 2013 and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to grant scholarships in a second batch.

The first batch results will be announced in the beginning of April 2013. In case we have a second batch, its results will be announced in the beginning of May 2013.

Important information:

Please note: students from Category 1 (see list below) can only apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, while students from Category 2 (see list below) can apply to both the scholarships from the University of Skövde and the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship.

Category 1: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Category 2: Candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients, except the ones listed on Category 1 and the other following exceptions: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

2. Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
The Swedish Institute offers a range of scholarships for students coming to study in Sweden. For more information about SI's scholarships, please contact the Swedish Institute directly.

3. Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about which scholarships they provide. The University of Skövde is part of the Erasmus programme, which means that if the University of Skövde has a bilateral Erasmus agreement with your home institution you might be able to study here with an Erasmus grant. We encourage you to pursue this option since the Erasmus scholarships are often very generous.

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