Molecular Biology (Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Specialisation), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    29657
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This Molecular Biology (Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Specialisation) programme from Lund University connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.

About

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 Molecular Biology (Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Specialisation) programme from Lund University:
  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Genetic Analysis
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis
  • Programming in Perl

For more information, please visit the programme website.

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.

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  • 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

Entry 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
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require ”English 6/English course B” (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90.

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 29657 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000
  • There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Lund University's 350th Jubilee Scholarship
Lund University is celebrating 350 years of education and research with €350,000 in scholarships! Compete to win a scholarship in our 350th Jubilee Scholarship competition. The scholarship is open to non-EU/EEA students applying for a Master’s degree programme at Lund University.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

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