MSc in Biological Chemistry
The University of Stavanger offers a MSc degree in Biological Chemistry. This is a two-year programme, which builds upon a BSc degree in Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent.
The study programme comprises 120 credit points (ECTS) in total, taken over 2 years. During the first year the students attend classes in biophysical chemistry, bioinformatics, and practical courses in molecular biology. Optional subjects are chosen from courses in environmental science, food science, chemistry, or computational biology. The teaching often takes place in smaller groups where a professional dialogue is emphasized.
A substantial feature of this Master's Programme is a nine month research project (master thesis), where the students join one of several research groups working in the forefront of cell biology, plant science, biomedical science, bioinformatics or computational biology.
The master thesis, which is under guidance, is handed in at the end of 4th semester.
The description of the topics on the internet provides information regarding:
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By the end of the programme the students will have acquired practical and theoretical skills in molecular biology, biophysical chemistry and practical bioinformatics. They will have experience in many analytical techniques, and will have acquired knowledge of research methods, team-work, and presentation of scientific results.