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Master's programme in Molecular Biology (General)

120 credits

The general master’s programme in Molecular biology provides you with an opportunity to design your own programme. You choose from around 30 courses at advanced level in molecular biology and plan an individual course of study. Areas included are for example cell- and molecular biology, molecular biotechnology and medical biology. During your studies, you integrate theoretical analysis with strong training of practical skills in our excellent laboratory facilities. Most courses are full-time studies and you usually take only one course at a time. The courses are typically teaching-intensive, with lectures, seminars, laboratory work as well as theoretical and practical exercises. The teachers are active researchers so you will study in close association with vibrant international research environments. After having completed the programme, you are prepared for research or work in the biotechnological, pharmaceutical or food industries, depending on your specialisation.

Special features of the programme:

  • A broad range of courses related to cell and molecular biology, molecular biotechnology and medical biology
  • Close connection to research in an international environment
  • Integration of theoretical analysis with strong training of laboratory skills
  • Freedom to create your own study programme and specialisation

Career prospects

The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many sectors in industry, academia and the public sector. Depending on which specialisation you choose, this could be in the biotechnological, pharmaceutical or food industries. Employment can also be found in agencies concerned with hygiene and environmental protection issues, in patent and legal issues, education or research funding.

Recommended course of study

Year 1

Autumn
Methods in Molecular Biology BIOR79, 15 credits or Immunology BIOR85, 15 credits
Elective courses in Molecular Biology, 15 credits (see below)

Spring
Elective courses in Molecular Biology, 30 credits (see below)

Year 2

Autumn
Elective course in Molecular Biology (see below) and/or Master's degree project in Molecular biology 30/45/60 credits, compulsory

Spring
Master's degree project in Molecular biology continuation

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

Methods in Molecular Biology BIOR79, 15 credits or Immunology BIOR85, 15 credits
Elective courses in Molecular Biology, 45 credits 
Master´s degree project in Molecular Biology MOBM02/MOBN02/MOBN03, 30/45/60 credits
Optional courses 0-30 credits 

Degree title

Master of Science (Two Years)
Major: Molecular biology 

Elective courses in Molecular Biology

Antibiotics – Biology and Chemistry BIOR56, 7,5 credits
Biochemistry - advanced level KEMM23, 15 credits
Cellular and molecular immunology  BIOR75, 15 credits (offered for the last time 2021)
Cellular and molecular neurobiology BIOR84, 15 credits
Genetic Analysis BIOR92, 7,5 credits (offered for the first time 2023)
Genetic Analysis I BIOR59, 7,5 credits (offered for the last time 2022)
Genetic Analysis II BIOR60, 7,5 credits (offered for the last time 2022)
Human Toxicology: From Exposure to Disease VMFN32, 7,5 credits
Immunology BIOR85, 15 credits
Immunology and Infection Biology BIOR88, 15 credits
Metabolic Diseases BIMM23, 7,5 credits
Microbiology BIOR18, 15 credits
Microscopy – Bio-Imaging BIOS08, 7,5 credits
Methods in Molecular Biology BIOR79, 15 credits
Molecular Biotechnology BIOR31, 15 credits
Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes BIOR49, 15 credits
Molecular Microbiology BIOR63, 15 credits
Molecular and Experimental Neurobiology BIMM22, 7,5 credits
Neurobiology BIOR58, 15 credits
Pharmacology BIOR14, 15 credits
Plant Function BIOR76, 15 credits
Programming in Python BINP16, 7,5 credits
Sensory Biology BIOR20, 15 credits
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine BIMM24, 7,5 credits
Toxicology BIOR21, 15 credits (offered for the last time 2022)
Tumour Biology BIMM21, 7,5 credit

Maximum 15 cr of the courses below may be included among the 45 cr elective Molecular biology courses:
Processing and analysis of biological data BIOS14, 7,5 credits
Bioinformatics and sequence analysis BINP11, 7,5 credits
Modelling Biological Systems BIOS13, 7,5 credits
Structural Biochemistry KEMM25, 15 credits
Programming in Python BINP16, 7,5 credits

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Questions?

Christina Ledje, study advisor, molecular biology

Telephone: +46 46 222 73 16
Email: Christina [dot] Ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se