Medical Research, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
The Master's programme in Medical Research from Uppsala University gives motivated students good conditions to proceed with postgraduate studies and the opportunity for informed choice of specialisation and thesis projects. The programme provides a theoretical base, practical experience of two research projects, a broad and deep insight of current biomedical research and a valuable network of contacts with researchers.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


You will follow one of the Master's programmes offered at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. If you have who have obtained at least 60 credits, including 30 credits at advanced level, in medical or life science areas at another faculty at Uppsala University or another university you may apply for credit transfer for the first year studies. This applies also if you have completed a programme involving at least 11 semesters (e.g. a medicine programme).

The main part of the second year consists of individual research practices in the form of laboratory projects carried out in research groups at Uppsala University, or sometimes at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute, biomedical companies or a government agency. Hereby you will immerse yourself in research and, under supervision, plan and carry out experimental work, and critically evaluate and summarise the results. You will also participate in other activities of the research group such as literature seminars, research presentations and group meetings. You will make the choices of research groups and projects for these internships.

In addition, theoretical research-related instruction is given in selected areas, including new methods and techniques used in biomedical research, current research themes, cell signalling, experimental animal models, alternatives to animal experiments, ethical approaches and considerations in research, biostatistics and written and oral research presentations including practical exercises e.g. with help of video recordings.


Most of the students will probably continue with PhD studies or research in the pharmaceutical industry, but the education provides excellent opportunities to work in other sectors. The strong focus on critical thinking, verbal and written communication, and collaboratory work in groups provide knowledge and skills that are valuable to many businesses.


The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with Medical Science as the main field of study.

Programme Structure

Courses Within The Programme
Year 1
Courses of 60 credits at advanced level from any of the Master's programmes at Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University, or from courses in the medical or life science areas at other faculties or universities.
Year 2
  • Advanced research practice
  • Master's project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 28, 2017
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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Academic Requirements

For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.

Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

For detailed information about requirements, click the button Visit programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30561 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000


Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.

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