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Master's degree project in Genomics and Systems biology

Master’s level
30 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 60 500 SEK
First payment: 60 500 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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In the course Master’s degree project in Genomics and Systems Biology, you will do a master's thesis. Under supervision, you will perform an independent project work corresponding to one semester of full-time study. Usually, you do the individual work within one of the ongoing research projects in the field of genomics and/or systems biology. The course is completed when you have written a scientific report and presented your work orally in a seminar at the end of the course.

The range of research in genomics and system biology is vast. Therefore, the individual project work can be done in different areas and deal with varying issues, such as general biology, environmental science, cell biology, biotechnology, medicine, mathematics, statistics, physics or computer science. Depending on your interests, the project work may contain several disciplines, which means that several supervisors and departments may need to be involved. In many projects, experiments are combined with more theoretical studies.

You have to look for supervisors and projects yourself, either at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, at another department within the same subject area or externally in companies or authorities. In order for you to be registered on the course, the project must be approved by the examiner. The project can be extended to 45 or 60 credits after agreement.

Prerequisites and selection


Bachelor's degree of 180 credits in biology, molecular biology, or equivalent. English proficiency is required to the level of English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School, or be certified by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS. In addition you need to have past at least one in depth course biology in a relevant area of at least 15 credits


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 285 credits.

After graduation

The course is part of the Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology and is usually the final course on the programme.