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Master's programme in Molecular Biology - Immunology and Infection Biology

120 credits

The programme focusses on areas that play a central role in immunology and infection biology. You will take courses in microbiology, immunology and infection biology, during which theory is integrated with training of laboratory skills. You also have the possibility to achieve insights into the drug development process, from research to clinical use, and extensive training in oral and written communication. After having completed the programme you are prepared for research or work within pharmaceutical-, biotechnology-, and food industry.

The programme comprises two years of full-time studies (120 credits). Most courses are full-time studies, normally of 15 credits. The courses are typically teaching-intensive with lectures, seminars, theoretical and practical exercises as well as self-studies. Towards the end, you perform a Degree project of 30-60 credits. Your teachers are active researchers and you will study in close association with an international research environment.

Recommended course of study

Year 1

Microbiology BIOR18, 15 credits (compulsory)
Immunology BIOR85, 15 credits (compulsory) 

Immunology and Infection Biology BIOR88, 15 credits (compulsory)
Pharmacology BIOR98, 15 credits or
Elective course in Molecular biology, 15 credits (see below)

Year 2

Bioinformatics and sequence analysis BINP17, 7,5 credits
Programming in Python BINP16, 7,5 credits, and/or
Elective course(s) in Molecular biology, 0 - 30 credits (see below) or 
Master's degree project in Molecular biology 30/45/60 credits (30 credits compulsory)

Master's degree project in Molecular biology continuation

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

Microbiology BIOR18, 15 credits 
Immunology BIOR85, 15 credits 
Immunology and Infection Biology BIOR88, 15 credits
Elective course(s) in Molecular Biology, 15 credits
Master´s degree project in Molecular Biology MOBM02/MOBN02/MOBN03, 30/45/60 credits
Optional course(s) 0-30 cr

Degree title

Master of Science (Two Years)
Major: Molecular biology with specialisation in Immunology and Infection Biology


Therese Reber, study advisor, molecular biology

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