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Tumour Biology

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

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About the course

The course aim is that the student will acquire knowledge of the importance of molecular mechanisms behind transcription control, signal transduction, cell cycle control, and cell differentiation in tumour development. Signal transduction and cell cycle control are conserved processes found in almost all eucaryotic organisms. The area of molecular cell biology has developed dramatically through genetic studies using simple model systems, and is now of fundamental importance for the understanding of tumour-related diseases. The aim is that the student will get sufficient knowledge of genetic model systems and general biological regulatory systems to understand scientific articles within molecular cell and tumour biology. The experimental training includes work with different model organisms and methodology for the study of transcription control, signal transduction, and cell differentiation and proliferation.

Application and eligibility

Tumour Biology, 15 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


1 November 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

180 ECTS from finished courses containing at least 60 ECTS in Biology including Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology and at least 7.5 ECTS in Genetics; 20 ECTS from finished courses in Chemistry; documented practical experience of laboratory work comprising a minimum of 30 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2024. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 35,700

Total fee

SEK 35,700

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