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MS Molecular Techniques in Life Science

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

400000 SEK
400000 SEK
400000 SEK

Application fee

International 900 SEK
National 900 SEK
EU 900 SEK
Karolinska Institutet
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)90
TOEFL-PBT (min)575

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About this course

The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. The students will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatic analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments.

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Eligibility Criteria

A completed Bachelor's degree, corresponding to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university.

Programme specific admission requirements
A Bachelor's degree including:

  • Courses in Life science, e.g. courses in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology or gene technology/molecular biology corresponding to a total of at least 20 credits.
  • Courses in theoretical mathematics corresponding to at least 10 credits

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Course Modules

Year Name of the course

1 Genetics

1 Frontiers in translational

 1 Applied communication

1 Frontiers in life science 

1 Frontiers in life science 

1 Bioinformatics

1 Comparative genomics

1 Biophysical chemistry

1 Project in molecular life

2 Frontiers in life science 3

2 Proteomics

2 Applied gene technology

2 Drug development

2 Project in molecular life

2 Analysis of data from high
throughput molecular
biology experiments

2 Degree project, second



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How to Apply

Application checklist

  • Check that you meet the specific entry requirements for that programme (available under each programme description)
  • Read the documentation requirements carefully and check whether you need to sign up for an English language proficiency test.
  • Apply online at universityadmissions.se (the Swedish national application website).
  • Pay the application fee of 900 SEK (if it applies to you), or submit proof of exemption from the application fee. Please note that University Admissions will not start to assess your documentation before they have received the application fee or the proof of exemption.
  • Submit the required documentation to University Admissions in Sweden. Please check whether you have any documents which cannot be uploaded.
  • Complete the CV form and upload it at your account at UniversityAdmissions.se.
  • Apply for scholarships (if it applies to you). More information on scholarships available for students required to pay tuition fees.
  • Follow your application online by logging in to your account at universityadmissions.se. The selection results will also be published there. If you get selected please remember to accept the admissions offer.

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