Students are free to choose where to carry out their thesis work
30% students (in Sweden) found their employment directly through master thesis
Students acquire essential skills and connections with industry/academia, which eventually build up employability
So, how are our students doing? This weekend, I have the pleasure to chat with four of MTLS students from my class, who are doing their master thesis at different places and working on a diverse scheme of topics! They are: Leonie (Karolinska Institute in Solna), Mounika (Gabather AB in Huddinge), Dimitri (KTH main campus) and Carolina (Harvard Medical School).
1. Leonie von Berlin, Germany
Group: Sten Linarsson (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Karolinska Institute)
Project: Pipeline development for definition and mapping of cells in human brain with single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq)
The most important lesson I learned is the following: Science takes time. A LOT OF TIME. If we all accept that four months are barely enough to produce important results and stay relaxed and stay relax, the master project can be a great time of learning and scientific communication. And for having fun!
Recently, I received a lot of questions. Many of them look like these: “I study XXX, I want to know if I am eligible to be considered by MTLS? ” or “Are there any current MTLS students who come from YYY, just like me?” In this blog, you are going to find out more about the admitted MTLS students, regarding their demographic profile and academic background, that you CAN’T even get from our official website!
By 2017, there are in total 3 cohorts of students admitted into our programme.
A purple dot on the map represents the citizenship of one student. The number of students and diversity grow by years.
The number of male and female in all three cohorts are roughly equal. Of course, you may notice that gender equality is a fundamental policy in all Swedish universities. In the admission process, no weight will be added/reduced based on gender of the applicant.
It has been told that life science will be an interdisciplinary field; MTLS is no exception. The majors listed in the pie chart are based on the bachelor degree that the students possess:
Want to know more about our programme? There are numerous routes: