To receive a Master's degree in Molecular Biology, you must have passed courses equivalent to 120 credits, of which
- 60 credits at master's level within the major subject, including a degree project of at least 30 credits
- 30 credits at master's level in elective subjects
- 30 credits either at bachelor's or master's level in elective subjects.
Autumn term (September - November)
The programme starts with a course in molecular biology at master's level, BIO545 - Molecular Biology, 15 credits. After this course, you can create your own scientific profile by choosing courses from the list below. If you have already taken an equivalent course in molecular biology, please contact our study counsellor.
BIO213 - Cell and Developmental Biology, 15 credits
BIO235 - Immunology, 15 credits
BIO232 - Human Physiology, 15 credits
KEM350 - Design and Production of Biomolecules, 15 credits
Autumn term (November - January)
BIO277 - Molecular Microbiology, 15 credits
BIO330 - Genetically engineered foods, 7.5 credits
BIO555 - Genetics, 15 credits
BIO403 - Advanced Bioinformatics, 15 credits
BIO524 - Drug discovery and development, 15 credits
BIO523 - Drug Development, 7.5 credits
Spring term (January - March)
BIO210 - Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, 15 credits
BIO350 - Plant physiology in a dynamic environment, 15 credits
BIO501 - Neurobiology, 15 credits
BIO510 - Molecular Prokaryotic Microbiology, 15 credits
Spring term (March - June)
BIO440 - Eukaryotic Molecular Microbiology, 15 credits
BIO442 - Evolutionary Genomics, 15 credits
BIO467 - Immunology and Disease Pathogenesis, 15 credits. We plan to start this course in the spring term of 2025.
BIO530- Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 15 credits
Master's degree project
BIO780 - Master's degree project in Molecular Biology, 30 credits.
The project can be extended to
45 credits, BIO781, or
60 credits, BIO782.
Create a unique scientific profile
You can broaden your knowledge by studying other natural science courses and/or other subjects taught at the University of Gothenburg.