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Master's Programme in Biomedicine

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

Are you interested in scientific research? Do you want to learn more about diseases and understand why some people get sick and others don’t? In that case we recommend that you join the Master in Biomedicine program at Umeå University. The Master programme in Biomedicine will give you excellent knowledge and skills to use advanced scientific methods and will prepare you for PhD studies or the basis for job in pharmaceutical companies, with authorities or in the health care system.

While studying

The first semester is opened with a course in Advanced Biomedicine. The course is composed by four Areas of Excellence at Umeå University: infections, cancer, metabolic diseases and the neurological system. In this course you will also be trained in bioinformatics, biostatistics, theory of knowledge and ethics.

After the first semester you will be presented with an abundance of biomedical courses to choose from and freely customize your own education. Project work on advanced level (30 ETSC credits) will give you the opportunity for in-depth knowledge in your field of choice or you can choose other courses in your field of interest like tumor biology, bacterial pathogenesis, structure and function of proteins etc. Many of the teachers you'll meet are leading scientists and you will continuously build your own scientific network. Independently of what courses you choose you'll be trained in experimental design, in evaluating your results and in learning to present your work in various scientific formats. The master programme is concluded by either a 30 or 45 ECTS credit exam work.

Career opportunities

Biomedical students have a labour market in research and development within the pharmacy industry, the biotech industry and in health care. They also have the opportunity to become science journalists, patent lawyer or medical expert within different authorities.

Having a masters degree you can also apply for doctoral studies.

Degree

The programme will give you a Master of Science in Biomedical Science.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Biomedicine, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 20 ECTS from completed courses in Chemistry, including at least 5 ECTS in Biochemistry, or alternatively, 20 ECTS from a combination of completed courses in Chemistry and Physics and/or Mathematics, including at least 5 ECTS in Biochemistry; and in addition, 5 ECTS in Classical Genetics, 7.5 ECTS in Cell Biology, and 15 ECTS in Human or Zoo Physiology including Immunology, Neurobiology and Pathology. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M3060

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK88,050

Total fee

SEK352,200

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 20 ECTS from completed courses in Chemistry, including at least 5 ECTS in Biochemistry, or alternatively, 20 ECTS from a combination of completed courses in Chemistry and Physics and/or Mathematics, including at least 5 ECTS in Biochemistry; and in addition, 5 ECTS in Classical Genetics, 7.5 ECTS in Cell Biology, and 15 ECTS in Human or Zoo Physiology including Immunology, Neurobiology and Pathology. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-03060

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2019 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2019.

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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK88,050

Total fee

SEK352,200

Contact us

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Programme is given by
Biomedicine
Contact person for the programme is:
Viktoria Vedin