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Master's degree project in Molecular Biology

Course
Master’s level
30 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11657
Tuition
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.

More information about tuition fees

Application opens 15 March 2021

About

In this course, Master’s degree project in Molecular Biology, you will do a master's thesis in molecular biology. Under supervision, you will perform an independent project work corresponding to one semester of full-time study. The work can either be experimental or constitute a critical literature review based on original works. Usually, you do the individual work within one of the ongoing research projects in the field of molecular 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 work aims to give you in-depth practical and theoretical knowledge and to give you the opportunity to get in touch with the latest research.

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

Requirements

Passed basic courses in Biology 75 credits (BIO900 Cell Biology, BIO905 Molecular Genetics , BIO910 Biological form and function, BIO915 Ecology and Evolution and BIO920 Biodiversity and Systematics). In addition you need at least one approved advanced level course in biology, 15 credits, in a relevant area and an approved degree project in molecular biology or biology of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

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