Biomedicine, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
Are you interested in biomedical research? Do you want to use your knowledge in biomedicine to develop new medicines?At the Master Programme in Biomedicine at Uppsala University you will obtain in-depth knowledge about some of our major diseases and the brain, both healthy and diseased.


The theme of the programme is From the ailing body and the ailing brain to the discovery and development of new drugs;. The focus is research-oriented questions for application in academic research and in the pharmaceutical or life-science industry.

The Master Programme in Biomedicine from Uppsala University provides theoretical and practical skills through a variety of different teaching methods and in close contact with exciting research projects. With a focus on the link between pathophysiology and drug development, and by offering opportunities for specialisation and advancement in your field of interest, the programme provides a natural extension of the Bachelor Programme in Biomedicine. Practical experience of experimental strategies and scientific thinking is integrated in the programme.

You will develop your creativity and problem-solving ability through seminars, journal clubs and experimental projects.


This Master programme prepares students for professional work within various sectors of society, for example in:

  • research
  • drug development
  • production
  • evaluation
  • business development
  • leadership
  • information

The strong focus on research also prepares the student for further academic research through PhD studies.

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Homeostasis and Endocrine Disorders with a focus on Major Diseases,
  • Advanced Neurobiology,
  • Drug Discovery and Development,
  • Computational Medicinal Chemistry,
  • Immunology, 15 credits
  • Preparation for Research with Focus on New Drug Targets

Year 2
  • Elective courses
  • Master Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • 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

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be in biomedicine, medicine, pharmacy, biology, or a similar field of study that gives relevant knowledge in cell and molecular biology, chemistry and biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology and neurobiology.
Also required is knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in life sciences.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30370 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application Fee:SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester:SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total:SEK 290000


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