The two-year master's programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science consists of three terms of courses and one final term dedicated to the master's degree project. Each term consist of approximately 30 ECTS credits. The courses presented on this page apply to studies starting in autumn 2020​.

Year 1

The first year includes advanced level courses in genetics, translational medicine, molecular life science methods, and biological membrane dynamics, as well as the foundations of programming, bioinformatics, and comparative genomics. Karolinska Institute (autumn semester) and Stockholm University (spring semester) offer the courses during the first year.

Mandatory courses

Fall semester 2020, Courses organized by Karolinska Institute

5MT009 Genetics 5 credits

5MT006 Frontiers in translational medicine 16,5 credits

5MT008 Applied communication 7 credits

5MT007 Applied programming for life science 1 1,5 credits

Spring Semester 2021, Courses organized by Stockholm University

DA7062 Applied programming for life science 2 1,5 credits

KB7016 Bioinformatics 7 credits

KB7015 Structure and dynamics of biological membranes 7 credits

BL8060 Methods in molecular life science 7 credits

KB8019 Comparative genomics 7,5 credits

Year 2

The second year contains mandatory courses in applied gene technology with bioinformatics analysis of large-scale data, and clinical applications of biotechnology. The second half of the fall semester offers three courses, of which the student should select two: systems biology, drug development, and a project course. The courses during the autumn term are offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. During the spring semester, the individual degree project is performed.

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Master’s programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science