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Bachelor of Science Programme in Life Science

  • Number of credits 180 Credits

As a chemist and molecular biologist you can for example work with development of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and forensic techniques or the refinement of plants. The Bachelor of Science programme in Life Science covers a broad spectrum of chemistry and molecular biology. Your teachers have a close link to leading research in fields such as microbiology, medicinal, biological and environmental chemistry, infection medicine and plant- and forest biotechnology.

While studying

Film: Study both chemistry and molecular biology
Study both chemistry and molecular biology

The Life Science programme builds the basis and during the third year you specialize in chemistry or molecular biology.


The first and second year gives you basic knowledge of chemistry and molecular biology. You take courses in, for example, bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics. During the third year you may choose to specialize in these fields by taking advanced courses or broaden your knowledge in other subjects. The programme ends with a thesis project.

All instruction in English

The teaching consists of lectures, lessons, group work, seminars and laboratory work with a strong focus on problem solving. During laboratory exercises you use modern techniques to study chemical and molecular biological processes. All course literature and instruction is in English and you have the possibility to study one or two semesters abroad at one of our partner universities.

An ordinary day at the programme

Programme overview

Career opportunities

The programme provides you with the theoretical and practical skills you need in your future work life and work prospects are generally good. As a chemist or molecular biologist you can for example work in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, often with research, development or communication. Other professions include: environmental consultant, company leader, salesperson, investigator or science journalist. The education also builds a solid basis for doctoral studies in the field of Life Science.

Common job titles

  • Scientist (pharma, biotech, forensics, academia)
  • Project leader
  • Investigator
  • Environmental consultant
  • Salesperson in pharmaceuticals

Further studies?

The Bachelor of Science Programme in Life Science qualifies for further studies on advanced level. We offer Master of Science programmes in chemistry, molecular biology, and plant and forest biotechnology. A Master's degree provides a good basis for doctoral studies, but also increases your overall competitiveness on the labour market.

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Programme is given by
Faculty of Science and Technology
Contact persons for the programme are:
Erik Chorell and Mattias Alenius, programme directors