Uppsala University

Medical Research, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Master's programme in Medical Research at Uppsala University gives motivated students good conditions to proceed with postgraduate studies and the opportunity for informed choice of specialisation and thesis projects.


The Master's programme in Medical Research at Uppsala University provides you with 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.

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 graduates of the Master Programme in Medical Research continue with PhD studies or research in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the programme also provides excellent opportunities for you 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 in a range of different industries.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Year 1

  • Biomedicine
  • Forensic science
  • Infection biology
  • Medical nuclide techniques
  • Molecular medicine 

Year 2

  • Advanced research practice
  • Master's project
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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  • Minimum required score:


    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

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the life sciences.

Among the applicants fulfilling the entry and programme-specific requirements, there will be a selection based on their qualifications specified on a CV form. 

Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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