The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Master's programme in Molecular Biology - Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

120 credits

The master’s programme in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology focuses on the areas that constitute the basis in molecular genetics, including gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology and biotechnology. The programme is highly connected to research, with emphasis on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, mapping, and diagnostic methods. As a student, you will achieve practical training in molecular biology techniques, but also in the innovation process, entrepreneurship, and the commercialisation of biotechnology. Thus, you are prepared for research and for work in 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 of the programme, 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

Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes BIOR95 (former BIOR49), 15 credits (compulsory)
Immunology BIOR85, 15 credits, Plant Function BIOR76, 15 credits, or Molecular Microbiology BIOR63, 15 credits

Molecular Biotechnology and Methods BIOR94, 15 credits (compulsory, offered from 2025)
Genetic Analysis BIOR92, 7,5 credits (compulsory)
Applied Bioinformatics BIOR93, 7,5 credits (elective) or
Elective course in Molecular Biology, 7,5 credits (see list below)

Year 2

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

Master's degree project in Molecular biology continuation

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes BIOR49/BIOR95, 15 credits
Genetic Analysis BIOR92, 7,5 credits
Molecular Biotechnology BIOR31, 15 credits
Elective course(s) in Molecular Biology, 22,5 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 with specialisation in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Microscope. Photo.
Molecular Biology - Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology


Christina Ledje, study adviser, molecular biology

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