This programme aims to give students of molecular biology a solid foundation for a career in medically related areas. These areas have played and will continue to play, a central role in pharmaceutical and biotechnological development. The programme also deals with subjects related to commercial applications, such as the development of diagnostic tools and quality control.
Special features of the programme
- A broad range of courses related to medical biology, including pharmacology, immunology, toxicology and neurobiology.
- Integration of theory and laboratory skills training.
- Insight into the drug development process, from research to clinical use.
- Extensive training in oral and written communication provides a solid basis for the use of relevant terms and expressions within medical biology and related areas.
- Extracurricular activities, such as seminars and study visits, are offered.
Courses and number of credits: Immunology (15, optional, but necessary if no pre-knowledge in immunology), Pharmacology (15, compulsory), Toxicology (15,compulsory), Cellular and Molecular Immunology (15, compulsory), Neurobiology (15, optional) or Bioinformatics/Programming using Python (7.5 plus 7.5, optional), Master’s degree project (30, 45 or 60 credits). For a full list of electives, see www.biology.lu.se/master-programme-medical-biology.
Most courses are full-time studies, and you take only one course at a time. The courses are typically teaching-intensive with lectures, seminars, theoretical and practical exercises as well as self-studies. During one semester, you take two courses of 15 credits (i.e. a total of 60 credits per year).
The knowledge and skills you gain on this programme will open doors to employment in industry, academia and the public sector, both nationally and internationally. This could be in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or food industries, in patent and legal issues, education or research funding. The programme also provides you with a solid grounding for PhD studies.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/molecular-biology-medical
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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