Tumor Biology - Master's Programme, 120 ECTS

To be eligible for the program a Bachelor’s Degree, e.g. at least 180 ECTS, with a major in the biological or medical area is required. The biological area is here defined as: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Physiology. The medical area is here defined as Biomedicine but also include 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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We offer a two-year Master´s programme in Tumor biology that includes several courses on advanced level designed to provide an in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as advanced laboratory and methodological skills in the field. The programme is intended to prepare for a professional career in basic and applied cancer research in academia or in pharmaceutical industry.

This programme is not available autumn 2017.

The focus of your studies

The studies will give good understanding of the molecular and cellular processes involved in normal and disease conditions in the human body, with a special emphasis on a systems biology approach on tumor biology and cancer genetics.

Individual laboratory work and computer-based analysis of experimental biological data are important parts of the study programme. During the first semester you will attend courses on advanced level in tumor biology, experimental biomedicine, biostatistics and bioinformatics as well as their applications in tumor biology. During the second semester, the main focus will be on the analysis of experimental biological data and includes advanced courses in systems biology, analysis of gene expression and molecular markers for diseases, as well as a project work in tumor biology. During the programme, advanced laboratory facilities are employed for genome, chromosome, DNA, RNA and protein analyses. Computational resources for experimental data analysis and database searching are available and regularly used.

The programme ends with a master degree thesis project (60 ECTS credits) during the last year. Throughout the project work, you will expand your theoretical and laboratory knowledge to solve a relevant research problem with a systems biology approach within the tumor biology area. The thesis work is performed individually under the direction of a qualified cancer researcher as your supervisor at the University of Skövde or externally at other universities or companies.

Upon completion of your studies

After successfully completing the programme, you will receive a Master´s degree in Systems Biology, which will provide you with the necessary qualifications for jobs in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, research positions at governmental and private research laboratories as well as PhD study positions.

 

To be eligible for the program a Bachelor’s Degree, e.g. at least 180 ECTS, with a major in the biological or medical area is required. The biological area is here defined as: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Physiology. The medical area is here defined as Biomedicine but also include 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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KATARINA EJESKÄR

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