University of Bergen

Molecular Biology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


We conduct research on important biomolecules and their roles in the various life processes including diseases.

The student can choose a research project among the areas of protein structure and function relationship, signal transduction and regulation in biological systems, and biological computation and bioinformatics .The research project is often part of a larger project where the student collaborates in groups with researchers.

Through project work the student will learn how to work both independently and collaboratively in the laboratory. The student will learn to evaluate own results in relation to the hypothesis being tested. In addition, the student will develop skills to present own results, both orally and in writing.

The student will also learn how to read and evaluate relevant literature. In addition to the practical work, other requirements include both mandatory and elective courses.

The Molecular Biology programme is offered by the University of Bergen.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Structural Molecular Biology
  • Lipid Biochemistry: From Chemistry to Diseases
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Tumor Biology
  • Applied Bioinformatics 
  • Advanced Methods in Biochemistry
  • Master's Thesis in Molecular Biology

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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:


    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

You need a Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent education - with first class results. Admission to the programme will be based on content and performance in chemistry and molecular biology, which in general should not be any less than three semesters worth of courses.

Tuition Fee

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The University of Bergen is publicly funded and offers tuition-free quality education for all students, regardless of citizenship.

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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