Molecular Life Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
Our Masters programme in Molecular life sciences offers broad training at the very frontier of research. This rapidly growing field, which is currently seeing extensive technological advances and emerging new sub-disciplines opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities.

About

The Master’s programme offers a selection of courses covering a broad range of subjects within cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, developmental biology, molecular physiology, and immunology. The flexible nature of the programme allows upto 60 credits of optional courses, which can be courses in other subject areas such as law or economics.

Career prospects

A Master's degree in Molecular Life Sciences opens a broad spectrum of career opportunities both within and outside of the academic sphere. This programme gives you the eligibility to continue with PhD studies. Important parts of industry and society require deep knowledge within molecular life sciences, from biomedical research and pharmaceuticals development to the effect of the environment on biological systems, quality assurance of foodstuffs, and nutritional science.

Why Stockholm University?

Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest ranked universities in the world and Sweden’s largest institution for higher education with top quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields.Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the centre of Stockholm city. Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe, and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.

Programme Structure

The programme is highly flexible and can be tailored for a number of directions, selecting from a wide selection of courses within cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, developmental biology, molecular physiology, and immunology.

Compulsory course:

  • Degree project (30, 45 or 60 ECTS credits)

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:

    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 solid background in Biology and a good understanding of Chemistry. Specifically the equivalent to:
  • Swedish Bachelor's degree, 180 ECTS credits
  • Major in Biology/Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry of at least 30 ECTS credits, including at least 7.5 credits Biochemistry

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
  • First instalment: 70000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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