Master in Molecular Biotechnology

Uppsala University
Sweden
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
February September
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • A bachelor degree in any of the natural sciences, medicine, pharmacy, computer science, engineering, mathematics, equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits (i.e. three years of full-time study).
  • Knowledge and practical experience of laboratory biology experiments and molecular biology: cell biology, molecular biology and molecular genetics corresponding to approximately 20 weeks full-time studies.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of chemistry: general chemistry, organic chemistry and bio- chemistry corresponding to approximately 20 weeks full-time study.
  • Knowledge of mathematics (e.g. algebra, analysis, differential equations and mathematical statistics) corresponding to approximately 20 weeks full-time study.
  • Knowledge of computer science: good proficiency in use of computer software for word and
  • simple calculations.
  • Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test with the following minimum scores:
    • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
    • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90

Curriculum

  • After an introduction course, all students of the programme are offered a common courses package that is shared with the Swedish Master Programme in molecular biotechnology during the first year. A majority of the courses, such as Immunology and Protein biotechnology are focused on biomolecules and their use in biotechnological applications.
  • During the second year of the programme, there is a choice of courses and the possibility to specialise within a particular area, such as Protein Engineering and Molecular Biotechnology for Renewable Energy. You may also gain practical experience at a research institute or a company and thus take part in the development of a method or in basic research.
  • There is also an excellent opportunity to broaden the acquired biotechnology knowledge of other relevant fields such as bioinformatics and chemistry. The programme is concluded with a degree project at one of our excellent research departments, a government agency or at a biotechnology company.

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