M.Sc. Molecular Biology

Faculty of Science | University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science | Gothenburg, Sweden
Are you interested in taking part in the new challenges of molecular biology? Then, the Master's Programme in Molecular Biology may be something for you. The programme will give you a solid background for further research studies, and a thorough base for the requirements that you can meet from employers outside the university.
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Description of Molecular Biology

New technologies, making it possible to see what is happening at the cellular and molecular levels have been developed in the area of molecular biology. These new technologies, together with the genetic maps of a number of different species, give the foundations for the new challenges of molecular biology - to find new proteins, how they interact, and what mechanisms that guide cellular differentiation.

Performing research on a number different species of model organisms will give you knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that regulate important functions inside the living cell, and also of the development of characteristics of different organisms.

Career areas

This master programme gives you a possibility to enter more deeply into fields like molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, plant molecular biology and immunology. Possible workplaces for a master in molecular biology are universities, university colleges, hospital laboratories, civil services and public authorities, but also food-, drug- and biotechnological companies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)
Application fee 900 SEKFull programme cost 265 200 SEKFirst payment 66 300 SEKApplication and tuition fees does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Advanced level courses in biology or in other relevant subjects, and a degree project of 30, 45 or 60 higher education credits (hec). The degree project is either strongly connected to research and supervised by one of the research groups at the university, or it is performed outside the university, for instance at a medical laboratory or a drug company. The degree project can also be performed at another university in Sweden, or abroad. A personal study plan, including your degree project and theoretical courses, will be put together with the coordinator of the master programme.

Requirements for Molecular Biology

Entrance Requirements:

University studies of at least three full years, equal to a Bachelor's degree in Science in Biology or Molecular Biology. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec

Work Experience for Molecular Biology

No work experience is required.

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