Our Master’s program in Microbiology gives you the opportunity to learn in an environment of world-leading research. You will use cutting-edge methods as you learn about pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology. Step by step practical and experimental training will equip you cutting-edge laboratory skills and techniques as well as provide up to date knowledge of the field.

Reasons to choose

  • Strong focus on building practical laboratory skills and techniques at advanced level
  • Close connection to world-leading research

Program structure

The Master’s program in Microbiology aims to provide a complete understanding of the life of microorganisms with courses in microbiology and infection biology. There is plenty of space within the program to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective courses so you can pursue a program adapted to your chosen career path.

First year

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Infection Biology
  • Elective course(s)

Second year

Optional course(s) and degree project (45 credits)


Degree project 60 credits

Career prospects

The skills and knowledge you will attain the Master's degree in Microbiology open many career possibilities. These include public authorities, universities and especially research and development within biotechnology, and the pharmacological, food and medical industries. The program gives you the eligibility to continue with Ph.D. studies. For more information about Ph.D. opportunities within the field of microbiology at Stockholm University see the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW).

Why Stockholm University?

Studying at Stockholm University makes a difference

Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest ranked universities in the world and Sweden’s largest institution of higher education with top quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields.

Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the center of Stockholm city. Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the program we require the equivalent to Bachelor's degree with a major in biology or molecular biology, including chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, you are required to show English proficiency equivalent to Swedish high school level.

Application and tuition fees are required unless you are EU/EEA citizen or have long-term/permanent residency status in Sweden (or temporary residency for reasons other than studies).

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 31, 2020
2 years
280,000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 280, 000 SEK; EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay fees
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