University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science

Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    28362
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The Molecular Biology Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. 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.

About

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.

The Molecular Biology Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. 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.

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Degree
This programme leads to the degree Master of Science with a major in Molecular Biology. The degree will be achieved after you have fulfilled the requirements of 120 hec, at least 90 hep of which have to be at the advanced (second) level in molecular biology, including a degree project of at least 30 hec. This means that you can include courses at the Bachelor (first) level of up to 30 hec in your Master of Science degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 28362 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 273 800 SEK
  • First payment 68 450 SEK

*Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Funding

We are convinced that education and research flourish in an international environment. A mixture of students from different cultures enriches the learning environment and the University believes that motivated students should have a chance to study here even if they don’t have the means to cover all costs.

  • The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship & New Scholarships from Adlerbert Scholarship Foundation
  • Swedish Institute's Scholarship
  • The Volvo Group Scholarship
  • The Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation Scholarship

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.