M.Sc. Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Lund University | Lund , Sweden
This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also placed on subjects including genetic mechanisms underlying disease, mapping, and diagnostic methods.


Special features of the programme:
  • Courses in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and medical genetics
  • Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques
  • Includes training in the innovation process, entrepreneurship, and the commercialisation of biotechnology
Career prospects:

The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many sectors in industry, academia, and society, for example in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries or within agencies concerned with patent and legal issues, education or research funding. The programme provides you with a solid grounding for PhD studies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15335 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Non EU/EEA-students: 140,000 SEK per year - 15335 per year (approximately)

Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1


  • Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes, 15 cr. (BIOR49)
  • Molecular Microbiology, 15 cr. (BIOR63) or optional course


  • Genetic Analysis I, 7.5 cr. (BIOR59) + Genetic Analysis II, 7.5 cr (BIOR60) or Genetic Analysis I, 7.5 cr. + optional course
  • Molecular Biotechnology, 15 cr. (BIOR31)

Year 2


  • Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis, 7.5 cr. (BINP11) or optional course
  • Programming in Perl, 7.5 cr. (BINP13) or optional course
  • Degree project of 30-60 cr


  • Degree project continuation


Admission requirements

A Bachelor?s degree including Cell- and Molecular Biology 30 credits, Genetics 7,5 credits, Microbiology 7,5 credits, Biochemistry 15 credits, and Chemistry 20 credits English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

Based on grades on academic courses of relevance for the master?s programme.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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