Masters Degree in Life Sciences in Sweden

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Life Sciences

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Biological & life sciences studies often prepare students for a career in healthcare. Sometimes programs will combine human biology classes with classes in physics, chemistry, and even geology to help students learn how living organisms work together.

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

Top Master Programs in Life Sciences in Sweden 2018

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Master's Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

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 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.

Programme presentation

This two-year Master’s programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The programme consists of courses aiming to give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The education also aims to develop skills and abilities essential to the professional career –including oral and written presentation, team working skills, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science related issues, all of which important for the ability to lead projects in academy and industry.... [-]


Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


Master in Molecular Biology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to enter a master program that is at the forefront of presenting exciting scientific discoveries, the master program in Molecular Biology at Umeå University is for you. [+]

Master's Program in Molecular Biology

Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to enter a master program that is at the forefront of presenting exciting scientific discoveries, the master program in Molecular Biology at Umeå University is for you.The master program in Molecular biology, Umeå, is an advanced 2-year 120 ECTS credit education. It is guaranteed to train in a wide variety of tools necessary for state-of-the-art molecular biology research. Our courses typically include lectures and group discussions as well as seminars, report writing, data production and analysis exercises. To maximize your educational experience, training is purposely held in small class sizes and are lead by internationally distinguished scientists. The majority of the courses place an important emphasis on relevant hands-on experimental training in modern molecular techniques. The curriculum includes advanced courses in Molecular biology and Molecular genetics and several optional courses within related disciplines such as Biochemistry, Plant molecular biology, Infection biology and Tumour biology.Another notable feature of this program is the opportunity to perform an extended phase of intense and strategic theoretical and practical training in an active research laboratory of your own choosing. This training in the form of master thesis projects in molecular biology provides the necessary knowledge to graduate from the program. Projects are generally conducted in a local research group at Umeå University, such as those found at the departments of Molecular biology, Chemistry or Plant... [-]


Nordic Masters program in Biodiversity and Systematics

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Be part of the new generation of taxonomists with the expertise and skills to take action against biodiversity loss. On our Master’s programme in Biodiversity and Systematics you will gain a broad knowledge of living organisms, their relationships and learn specific identification and research skills to be able to follow a career in the conservation of biodiversity for the future. [+]

Be part of the new generation of taxonomists with the expertise and skills to take action against biodiversity loss. On our Master’s programme in Biodiversity and Systematics you will gain a broad knowledge of living organisms, their relationships and learn specific identification and research skills to be able to follow a career in the conservation of biodiversity for the future.

Reasons to choose Emphasis on gaining practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge Constantly updated courses to reflect latest research Programme designed to be tailored to individual students career goals Programme structure

The programme is a collaboration between seven nordic universities and courses are taught as a combination of distance studies and intensive field and lab sessions at different field stations and participating universities. The distance element allows you alot of flexibility in when and where you conduct your studies. The up to week long field and lab sessions give you hands on experience of methods and deeper insight to biodiversity and systematics research across Sweden and the Nordic countries.... [-]


Master in Genetic and Molecular Plants Science

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year programme you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year programme you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects.

Reasons to choose Flexibility to structure your own program profile and direction Opportunities to develop an international network of contacts Programme structure

The programme brings together three world class Swedish universities, Stockholm University, Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). You will learn about the mechanisms of plant growth and development, gain an understanding of genetic diversity and plant breeding and find out about plant microbe interactions and how plants interact with their surroundings, including their defence strategies against insects and microorganisms. There is space left within the programme to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective or optional courses.... [-]


Master in Ethology

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Ethology provides a solid grounding in the entire subject as well as a deeper insight into the lastest research. The evolution, genetics and function of behaviour form the foundation from which you will study specific topics, including animal cognition and human behaviour. You will gain skills and experience in research methods and analytical techniques, which open up a wide variety of career possibilities. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Ethology provides a solid grounding in the entire subject as well as a deeper insight into the lastest research. The evolution, genetics and function of behaviour form the foundation from which you will study specific topics, including animal cognition and human behaviour. You will gain skills and experience in research methods and analytical techniques, which open up a wide variety of career possibilities.

Reasons to choose Broad education in Ethology suitable for diverse carrers involving animal behaviour Excellent opportunities for practical studies in the laboratory and at Tovetorp research station Flexible programme allows you to create your own direction based on your interests Programme structure ... [-]

Master in Ecology and Biodiversity

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Ecology and Biodiversity will give you essential knowledge to understand nature’s complex connections and the relationships between species, their environment and climate. Evolutionary ecology and experimental design are important aspects of a programme where you will have opportunities to study empirical ecology in both the field and laboratory. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Ecology and Biodiversity will give you essential knowledge to understand nature’s complex connections and the relationships between species, their environment and climate. Evolutionary ecology and experimental design are important aspects of a programme where you will have opportunities to study empirical ecology in both the field and laboratory.

Reasons to choose Increasingly seminar based teaching provides many opportunities for interaction and discussions Broad training integrating evolutionary theory with experimental and analytical skills Flexibility to shape your studies to your own interests and career aspirations Programme structure

The Master’s program in Ecology and Biodiversity includes courses covering Evolutionary Ecology, Biodiversity, Experimental Design, and Science in Biological Research and Investigation. There is plenty of space within the programme to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective and optional courses so you can pursue a programme adapted to your chosen interests and career aims.... [-]


Master in Molecular Life Sciences

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Molecular life sciences offers broad training at the very frontier of research. Molecular life sciences aim is to understand the structure, function and regulation of biological systems from the molecular through to the organismal level. This rapidly growing field, which is currently seeing extensive technological advances and emerging new sub-disciplines opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Molecular life sciences offers broad training at the very frontier of research. Molecular life sciences aim is to understand the structure, function and regulation of biological systems from the molecular through to the organismal level. This rapidly growing field, which is currently seeing extensive technological advances and emerging new sub-disciplines opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities.

Reasons to choose Highly flexible course combinations so you can tailor studies to your own needs and interests International and highly interactive research and learning environment Strong laboratory and experimental focus Programme structure

The Master’s programme offers a selection of courses covering a broad range of subjects within cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, developmental biology, molecular physiology, and immunology. The flexible nature of the programme allows upto 60 credits of optional courses, which can be courses in other subject areas such as law or economics.... [-]


Master in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, sustainability and finance. The goal is to use cells and cell components such as enzymes in order to produce commodities including fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper and pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The programme offers a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling students to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally. [+]

The master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, sustainability and finance. The goal is to use cells and cell components such as enzymes in order to produce commodities including fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper and pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The programme offers a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling students to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally.

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology at KTH

The two-year programme comprises advanced courses regarding biotechnological tools used for the development of industrial processes, sustainable production of commodities and the impact of such processes on the environment and the society. The courses focus on five subject areas: cell-based process biotechnology, enzyme biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, medical applications of biotechnology and omics are programme offers. The student is able to tailor their education to create a unique profile and expertise. The courses are tailored to provide a holistic perspective and comprise both theoretical knowledge and practical application of theory. Skills such as problem-solving and project management as well as professional communication are emphasised on several courses. The programme curriculum is closely linked to the research undertaken at the School of Biotechnology and to the Bio/Pharmaceutical/Chemical industry.... [-]


Master in Medical Biotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology aims to provide a detailed understanding of cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on the analysis of biological samples and clinical applications. The student will be provided with in-depth knowledge about those scientific methodologies used for a comprehensive analysis of biological systems, translation of biological and technological knowledge to clinical use and development of biotechnological applications for advanced health care. [+]

The master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology aims to provide a detailed understanding of cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on the analysis of biological samples and clinical applications. The student will be provided with in-depth knowledge about those scientific methodologies used for a comprehensive analysis of biological systems, translation of biological and technological knowledge to clinical use and development of biotechnological applications for advanced health care.

Medical Biotechnology at KTH

This two-year master’s programme comprises advanced courses regarding biotechnology tools used for the analysis of complex biological samples for research purposes, as well as for health care within diagnostics and drug development. State-of-the-art techniques used to interrogate biological systems, such as the microbiome, are covered, with an emphasis on high-throughput technological platforms and the analysis of biological information. The programme offers courses with a focus on five subject areas: medical applications of biotechnology, omics, cell-based process biotechnology, enzyme biotechnology and environmental biotechnology. The courses are tailored to provide a holistic perspective on the use of biotechnology and comprise both theoretical knowledge and practical application of theory from experimental design to bioinformatic and statistical analysis of raw data and interpretation of results. The curriculum provides a cross-platform approach to education enabling students to acquire a unique and individualised profile of expertise. Skills such as problem-solving and project management as well as professional communication are emphasised on several courses. The programme curriculum is designed, thought out and continuously updated by a team of internationally recognised researchers within the different... [-]


Master in Molecular Science and Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The programme aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for successful careers in industry, academia, and society. The focus is on the molecular design, characterization, and applications of molecular structures and materials, and also includes aspects of innovation, environmental issues, sustainability and safety. [+]

The programme aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for successful careers in industry, academia, and society. The focus is on the molecular design, characterization, and applications of molecular structures and materials, and also includes aspects of innovation, environmental issues, sustainability and safety.

Molecular Science and Engineering at KTH

The two-year master’s programme in Molecular Science and Engineering provides the students with a broad background in chemistry as well as a deeper knowledge in some chosen areas. A wide range of topics is covered, including molecular structure, synthesis of molecules, material properties, quantum chemistry, molecular reactions, and surface chemistry, and you will also become acquainted with a number of advanced analytical techniques. In addition, you will carry out project work and teamwork, as well as practicing your written and oral communication. The opportunities to do coursework or to complete the degree project abroad are good, and there are a large number of foreign universities in different countries to choose between. The programme is strongly linked to the activities at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering, and especially the Department of Chemistry. Thus, you will come in direct contact with research performed at KTH. Moreover, the programme deals with real-world challenges such as considerations of energy, safety, environment, ethics, sustainability, and human rights in chemical industries, research, and society.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, General

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master’s programme consists of courses that will deepen and broaden your education in modern molecular biology and related topics. You can design your own education with the specialisation of your preference. [+]

Programme overview

Molecular biology provides tools and a basis of knowledge that are increasingly important in all aspects of biology, medicine and molecular genetics. This Master’s programme offers courses that will deepen and broaden your education in modern molecularly oriented biology and related topics. The general programme in Molecular Biology provides you with the opportunity to design your own education with the specialisation that you prefer. There is a broad range of courses to choose from. You will be given guidance on how to put together a suitable programme that fulfils the degree requirements and gives you the appropriate education and training.

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Msc in Biotechnology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Lund University is among the leading universities in the world within biotechnology and is home to several world-renowned scientists and highly knowledgeable and dedicated teachers. This Master's program has strong links to the industry. [+]

Program overview

Biotechnology is a globally expanding area with respect to both research and production. Development within this field has the potential to contribute significantly towards a more sustainable society and has an impact on issues such as health and pharmaceuticals, food production, wastewater treatment and other environmental issues, as well as the production of chemicals. Lund University is among the leading universities in the world within biotechnology and is home to several world-renowned scientists and highly knowledgeable and dedicated teachers.We have strong links to the industry – from large multinational companies to smaller local operations borne out of research within our own departments.... [-]


Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Alnarp Uppsala Umeå + 2 more

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural [+]

Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.

The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:

•A two-year world class MSc•Focus on sustainable management and natural resources•Study at two leading European universities•Research-based teaching•Double Degree•EU Scholarships... [-]


Master’s Program - Food of Life (Erasmus Mundus Program)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Uppsala Alnarp Umeå + 2 more

Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary master’s program within the science of animal-derived foods. In a unique way the course combine animal science, food science and technology. [+]

Master’s Program - Food of Life

Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary master’s program within the science of animal-derived foods. In a unique way the course combine animal science, food science and technology.

Food of Life is a part of the Erasmus Mundus program initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world. The two-year Master’s program builds on the expertise of four European universities:

-- University of Copenhagen,

-- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,

-- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,

-- University of Helsinki

Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary Master’s program integrating Animal Science, Food Science and Technology. In a unique way, the education combines these sciences focusing on social as well as cultural and, of course, scientific aspects of the food production chain.... [-]