Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Molecular Techniques in Life Science, 120 credits (TMTLM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 22/05/2019
Approved: 22/05/2019

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the Molecular techniques in life science programme the students should:

  • have broad knowledge and understanding of molecular life science.
  • have deep knowledge and understanding of certain areas of molecular life science.
  •  have deep understanding of current research and development in molecular life science.
  • have deep knowledge of methods used in molecular life science.

Skills and abilities

After completing the Molecular techniques in life science programme the students should have:

  • a capacity to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and be able to analyze, judge and handle complex phenomena, questions and situations even with incomplete information.
  • a capacity to critically, independently and creatively identify and express questions and problems.
  • a capacity to plan and execute complex tasks with adequate methods within given time frames and thereby contribute to the knowledge development, including evaluation of the results.
  • a capacity to discuss conclusions including the background knowledge and arguments supporting them in national and international contexts with different groups.
  • a capacity to work with research and development or to independently work with sophisticated activities.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

After completing the Molecular techniques in life science programme the students should:

  • be able to critically evaluate relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects on questions and problems within molecular life science.
  • have an awareness of ethical aspects concerning research and development.
  • have an awareness of possibilities and limits of science and its role in society.
  • have an understanding of how scientific methods, products and processes can be used in a responsible manner.
  • be able to identify the need for additional knowledge and be responsible for his/her own knowledge development.

For more information see “Local regulation for degrees at first and second cycle, local system of qualifications” at www.kth.se