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      Molecular Biotechnology - Master's Programme

      Programme, Master's (2nd cycle), 120 credits, MOBMA
      Master of Science

      Molecular Biotechnology - Master's Programme

      Programme, Master's (2nd cycle), 120 credits, MOBMA
      Master of Science

      Application

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      Autumn 2020
      Location: Campus (Skövde), Pace: 100%
      Application closed

      Application

      16 october 2019 - 15 january 2020

      Application code HS-41269 at universityadmissions.se

      Programme Syllabus

      When? Where? How?

      Study period: 31 august 2020 - 5 june 2022
      Location: Skövde, Campus
      Pace of study: 100%

      Courses (syllabus)

      Find the complete course list in the programme syllabus.

      Admission Requirements

      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.

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      Language

      The courses are conducted in English.
      The master’s programme in Molecular Biotechnology has been developed in close cooperation with businesses working within bioscience and the biotechnology sector. This makes it unique, and means that you will learn systems biology methods that are in demand both within the employment market and in research. Molecular biotechnology combines fields such as molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry and immunology, in order to develop products and services within the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries.

      About the programme

      The University of Skövde offers a two-year master’s programme in Molecular Biotechnology in which you will use laboratory and computer-based techniques to study and modify genes and proteins. The techniques you will learn can be applied within medicine and the agricultural and food industries, for example to identify diseases and to genetically modify plants, animals and cells. Within the programme, you will study the structure, function and regulation of genes and proteins. The programme includes advanced research-oriented studies within molecular biology, biotechnology and systems biology. Independent laboratory work and computer-based analysis of experimental biological data are important elements of the included studies. You should therefore enjoy working both in the lab and at a computer.

      Constituent courses in the study programme

      During the first semester of the programme, you will learn about experimental work and will use advanced laboratory equipment to analyse DNA, RNA and proteins. Techniques used include qPCR, mutagenesis, cloning and protein expression. You will also study biostatistics, bioinformatics and molecular biotechnology. The second semester focuses on analysing experimental biological data, using both various biology systems and bioinformatics methods and more advanced biostatistics. The first part of the third semester includes a 15 credit course in next-generation sequencing (NGS), which is currently one of the hottest fields in bioscience and where there is a great demand for knowledge.

      The programme concludes with a degree project (45 credits), where you will use your theoretical knowledge and practical laboratory skills to solve a research problem within the field of systems biology. This is an individual degree project and can be carried out at a business or an educational institution, either in Sweden or abroad.

      The focus of the programme is on computer-based analysis of experimental biological data.

      Molecular Biotechnology is an international programme, and the courses are conducted in English.

      Career opportunities

      After your studies, you can work within the pharmaceutical or food industries, at biotechnology companies or in laboratory analysis, for example at public- or private-sector research laboratories.

      Opportunities for further studies

      Many of our former students have continued with third-cycle education.

      Research within the field

      You can find out more at the Systems Biology Research Centre.

      Opportunities for international studies

      You will have the opportunity to carry out part of your degree project abroad.

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      Published: 1/7/2020
      Edited: 1/7/2020
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