Molecular Biotechnology - Master’s Programme, 120 ECTS

To be eligible for the program a Bachelor's Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor’s Degree) with a major in the biological or medical area is required. The biological area can be defined as e.g. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Physiology. The medical area is here defined as Biomedicine but can also include subjects like Pharmacology. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS or TOEFL or the equivalent.

Master of Science

Molecular Biotechnology is a growing field within Life science that combines applications from e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry and immunology, in order to generate products and services within the area of medicine, agriculture and food.

At the University of Skövde, we offer a two-year Master´s programme in Molecular Biotechnology were you will use laboratory and computer-based techniques to study and modify genes and proteins. The techniques can be applied within the fields of human and animal health, agriculture and food industry to e.g. identify diseases and genetically engineer plants, cells and animals. In the programme you will also study the structure of genes and proteins as well as the understanding of their function, regulation and expression.

The focus of your studies

The programme involves in-depth research oriented studies in the areas of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Systems Biology. Independent laboratory work and computer-based analysis of experimental biological data are prominent parts of the studies. During the first part of the programme you will study advanced courses in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and their applications in Biotechnology. In the next part of the programme you will continue with advanced courses in Systems Biology, Expression Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Next Generation Sequencing as well as a Molecular Biotechnology. The main focus during this part is analysis of experimental biological data. Advanced laboratory facilities are employed for DNA and protein analyses such as PCR amplification, qPCR, site-directed mutagenesis, cloning, and protein expression. Computational resources are used for experimental data analysis and database searching.

The programme is concluded with a master degree project work (45 credits) during the last year. During the project work, you will expand your theoretical and laboratory knowledge and solve a relevant research problem in Systems Biology (with a focus in Molecular Biotechnology). The project work is performed individually under the direction of supervisors qualified in the field.

Upon completion of your studies

After completing the program you can for example work in pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, in the food industry or at hospitals. You can also continue with PhD studies or other kind of research at governmental and private research laboratories.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are a full Bachelor of Science including basic courses in e.g. molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, recombinant DNA technology with laboratory experience. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or the equivalent.

Practical information

You can also have a look at www.studyinsweden.se for information about studying in Sweden.

To be eligible for the program a Bachelor's Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor’s Degree) with a major in the biological or medical area is required. The biological area can be defined as e.g. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Physiology. The medical area is here defined as Biomedicine but can also include subjects like Pharmacology. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS or TOEFL or the equivalent.

Master of Science

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