Master Programme in Molecular Medicine 2014/2015


In this programme you will learn about molecular mechanisms that cause diseases, the newest technologies in genomics, epigenetics and proteomics as well as development of prognostic, diagnostic and therapeutic tools, a crucial aspect of tomorrow’s health care offering personalized and improved translational medicine. You will be in an advanced educational environment at the research frontiers of molecular medicine, with researchers, clinicians and industry from world-
leading laboratories at Uppsala University.


Courses within the programme

Year 1
Medical genetics and cancer; molecular mechanisms, 15 credits
Advanced techniques in molecular medicine, 15 credits
Genomic and Epigenomic medicine, 15 credits
Molecular tools for Proteome Analysis and Diagnostics, 7.5 credits
Biomarkers; discovery and validation, 7.5 credits

Year 2
Bioimaging and Cell analysis, 7.5 credits
Regenerative medicine, 7.5 credits
Elective period, 15 credits
Master project in molecular medicine, 30/45 credits


With an advanced education in molecular medicine you are expected to go on to occupations in research, health-care systems, pharma or biotechnology companies, and governmental organisations.

The strong component of cutting-edge research in the programme gives you an excellent basis for further academic research and PhD studies in the field. You will have gained practical experience of several new molecular technologies and their applications for research in genomics, epigenomics and proteomics, which together with a profound understanding of molecular mechanisms in diseases including cancer, is a requisite for progress in medical research as well as in health care.

Application and requirements

Master Programme in Molecular Medicine

120 credits

Autumn 2014 100% Campus

Location for Studies: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2014-01-15

Enrolment Code: UU-M3830 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements: Bachelor degree, equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, medicine, pharmacy, civil engineering or biology or international education giving relevant knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and molecular genetics. Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5

  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90

  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE

Selection: Selection will be based on previous academic studies with emphasis on grades in relevant fields, as well as a statement of intent and a summary in English (1-2 pages) of a performed degree project.


Application and tuition fees are required for students outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Formal exchange students and doctoral students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Contact & More Info

Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

The Rudbeck Laboratory

751 85 Uppsala

Lena Åslund

Telephone: +46 18 471 45 85

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