Molecular Techniques in Life Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
The 2-year MSc in Molecular Techniques in Life Science prepares students for a professional research career in life science, with particular focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies, diagnostic tools, and data analysis. It's an unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory.

About

Molecular Techniques in Life Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Our understanding of the human body on a molecular level has advanced dramatically in recent years which has led to the development of new therapies and diagnostic tools for the effective treatment of diseases. 

Students at the Molecular Techniques in Life Science programme will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatics analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology. Students will also learn how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments.

The programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The courses give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. 

The programme also develops skills and abilities essential to the professional career – including oral and written presentation, teamwork, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science related issues, all of which are important for the ability to lead projects in academia and industry.

Careers

The combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine provides an excellent profile for a professional research career in an academic setting or in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. The life science industries and academic institutions working in these areas are active and the life science sector is expanding worldwide, which gives students an excellent job market and wide range of possible employments.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Frontiers in life science 1
  • Frontiers in translational medicine
  • Applied communication
  • Genetics
  • Frontiers in life science 2
  • Bioinformatics
  • Project in molecular life science
  • Comparative genomics
  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Frontiers in life science
  • Project in molecular life science
  • Proteomics
  • Drug development
  • Applied gene technology
  • Analysis of data from high-throughput molecular biology experiments
  • Degree project (Course syllabus not yet finalized)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • 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

To be eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific varies between the programmes.

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS, including courses in:

  • Life science, e.g. courses in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology or gene technology/molecular biology corresponding to a total of at least 20 ECTS 
  • Theoretical mathematics corresponding to at least 10 ECTS
Programme specific documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Description of and documented relevant work experience, if any.
  • Completed summary sheet

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20780.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41561 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 400 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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