Frontiers in Life Science, 10 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, Evening, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-17424 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Final school grades (66%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)

    Registration: 27 July 2023 – 27 August 2023

Entry requirements: General entry requirements


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 21,667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 21,667

Please note: Course meetings are once to twice per fortnight on days that fit best with students' schedules. The course literature places some emphasis on reading key primary research papers.

About the course

The course provides an understanding of and discusses the social impact of, groundbreaking discoveries in molecular biology. We start with an introduction to the basic molecular biological principles and will also go through groundbreaking breakthroughs in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. A laboratory visit is included where course participants can prepare DNA. Topics we will discuss include: What is scientific hypotheses and theories? What does DNA look like and what is its function? What is CRISPR and how can it be used in gene therapy and genetically modified crops? Can stem cells cure? Can we vaccinate against cancer?

More information


Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

Norbyvägen 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA


Anthony Forster