Master's Programme in Molecular Biology

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Master's Programme in Molecular Biology

Umea University
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  • Masters
  • 2 years


In the Master’s programme in Molecular Biology you acquire an extensive toolbox for investigating all kinds of biological problems with advanced molecular methods. Your teachers are internationally renowned scientists and you will carry out your thesis project within a research group. You will get a good basis for further doctoral studies and work with research and development, either at a university or in a biotech or pharmaceutical company.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: a) 60 ECTS in the Bioscience area (including genetics, microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, zoo physiology and plant biology) and also including a minimum of 7.5 ECTS in each of Genetics and Microbiology. b) 30 ECTS in Chemistry, with a minimum of 7,5 ECTS in Biochemistry. c) practical experience of laboratory work, corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Courses Units

You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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The programme finishes with a thesis project in Molecular Biology. You can do your project either in a research group at Umeå University, for example in the departments of Molecular Biology, Chemistry or Plant Physiology, but other arrangements with research intense organisations like biotech companies are also possible.

Career Opportunities

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