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Molecular Prokaryotic Microbiology

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

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The course in Prokaryotic Molecular Microbiology aims at giving you a deeper knowledge in bacterial genetics and cell biology. The topics covered in the course include regulation of gene expression, bacterial growth and division, DNA repair and protein homeostasis. The course also includes diverse current topics in molecular microbiology which change from year to year.

Prokaryotic Molecular Microbiology is a master’s level course. The content is intended to prepare you to become part of a research group, both in your thesis project and in your future career. To this end, the course mimics a research group where you work on a common research laboratory project, read and present both classic and current research articles, and present a poster on the topic of your choice.


Teaching methods include original laboratory research, presentations in small groups and poster presentations.

Prerequisites and selection


Passed courses in Cell Biology, BIO900, 15 credits, Molecular Genetics, BIO905, 15 credits, Biological Form and Function, BIO910, 15 credits, Ecology and Evolution, BIO915, 15 credits, and Biodiversity and Systematics, BIO920, 15 credits, and completion of Chemistry, 30 credits or equivalent courses. In addition a completed depth course of 15 credits in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or Genetics or equivalent is required. 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 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

This course can be included in the Master's programme in Molecular Biology and the Master's programme in Biology. The course can also be applied for as a stand-alone course.

This course prepares you to work in a research lab in industry or academia.


The course is given on Campus Medicinareberget.

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