Biosensors, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-16039 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits with (1) 20 credits in chemistry, including 15 credits in biochemistry, or (2) 20 credits in chemistry and Cell Biology, 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


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 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

Please note: The course schedule is adjusted so that the course Nanobiotechnology can be taken at the same time. Nanobiotechnology is focused in the beginning of the period and Biosensors in the end of the period, with some overlap.

About the course

Biosensors are analytical devices that consist of a biological recognition element able to interact specifically with a target, and a transducer able to convert the recognition event into a measurable signal. The course will cover different types of biosensors and applications, ranging from biosensors used for research in the life sciences, detection of chemical compounds in the environment, diagnostics or wearable biosensors for monitoring biomarkers. For example, the biosensors diabetics use to monitor the level of glucose in their blood.

The different components of biosensors will be scrutinized, including the biological specificity-conferring mechanism, the principle for signal transduction and the detection method. The course includes a project that requires the design of a biosensor designed for a certain application.

More information


Department of Chemistry - BMC

Husargatan 3 752 37 Uppsala

Box 576, 75123 Uppsala

Chemistry education office


Telephone: +46 18 471 37 10, +46 18 471 37 11