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Molecular Biology, Master's Programme, 120 hec

Are you interested in taking part in the new challenges of molecular biology? Then, the Master's Programme in Molecular Biology may be something for you. The programme will give you a solid background for further research studies, and a thorough base for the requirements that you can meet from employers outside the university.

New technologies, making it possible to see what is happening at the cellular and molecular levels have been developed in the area of molecular biology. These new technologies, together with the genetic maps of a number of different species, give the foundations for the new challenges of molecular biology – to find new proteins, how they interact, and what mechanisms that guide cellular differentiation. Performing research on a number different species of model organisms will give you knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that regulate important functions inside the living cell, and also of the development of characteristics of different organisms.

Career areas

This Master's Programme gives you a possibility to enter more deeply into fields like molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, plant molecular biology and immunology. Possible workplaces for a master in molecular biology are universities, university colleges, hospital laboratories, civil services and public authorities, but also food-, drug- and biotechnological companies.

Contents

Advanced level courses in biology or in other relevant subjects, and a degree project of 30, 45 or 60 higher education credits (hec). The degree project is either strongly connected to research and supervised by one of the research groups at the university, or it is performed outside the university, for instance at a medical laboratory or a drug company. The degree project can also be performed at another university in Sweden, or abroad. A personal study plan, including your degree project and theoretical courses, will be put together with the coordinator of the master programme.

Degree

This programme leads to the degree Master of Science with a major in Molecular Biology. The degree will be achieved after you have fulfilled the requirements of 120 hec, at least 90 hep of which have to be at the advanced (second) level in molecular biology, including a degree project of at least 30 hec. This means that you can include courses at the Bachelor (first) level of up to 30 hec in your Master of Science degree.

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements:

University studies of at least three full years, equal to a Bachelor's degree in Science in Biology or Molecular Biology. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

Molecular Biology, Master's Programme, 120 hec
Start Full/part time Apply
Autumn 2017 Day, 100 % Closed
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-61098
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2017-01-16
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 273 800 SEK
First payment 68 450 SEK
Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Autumn 2017 Day, 100 % Late Application
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-11096
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2017-04-18
THE PROGRAMME IS OPEN FOR LATE APPLICATION Info
For certain education alternatives it is possible to make a late application after the final application date. Applicants who make a late application will be ranked according to the date when the application is received, if they and will be accepted if they fulfill the requirements and if there are free places.
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 273 800 SEK
First payment 68 450 SEK
Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Application deadlines for the autumn semester

15 January

  • The admission round that opens 1 December and closes 15 January, is open and recommended for all international students.

15 april

  • Some programmes are available in the admission round that opens 15 March and closes 15 April. This admission round is only open for students that are not in need of a resident permit before they come to Sweden (mainly EU/EEA citizents).

How to apply

Study Guidance

Do you have any questions regarding this programme? Please contact our study advisors

Page Manager: Camilla Persson|Last update: 10/28/2016
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