Degree Project

30 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 3MR010

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Medical Science A2E
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Master Programmes Board of the Faculty of Medicine, 14 August 2014
Responsible department
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

General provisions

The course is offered as a part of the Master's programs in the Faculty of Medicine.

Entry requirements

Basic university education of at least 240 credits, including Bachelor or Master of Science, in fields relating to biomedicine/bioscience; (bio)medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, biology, biochemistry or biotechnology. Gone through course in Bioscientific Research or Bioscience.

Learning outcomes

Master programme in Medical Research has as its prime objective to give university students, heading for post-graduate studies, a deeper knowledge about research and development, increasing possibilities to make active choices among the multitude of biomedical research fields.

  • Broad knowledge about questions and methods in bioscientific research.
  • Advanced theoretical knowledge from selected research areas.
  • Practical experience from different research environments and their projects.
  • Established network of scientists and research groups.
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding in scientific creativity, problem solving and critical evaluations.
  • Ability to communicate scientific data.
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to scientific discussions.
  • Awareness of the conditions for graduate studies.


Laboratory work, as an individual project for approximately 19 weeks performed at a research group at Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, or at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company.

A theme week with in-depth studies of a life science topic where lectures / seminars led by prominent researchers in the area.

A theoretical course blocks in life sciences, run in parallel with the practical work, corresponding to approximately 15 instructor-led class hours.


During lab rotations, research training is given by individual supervision, "hands-on" instructions, and departmental seminars, journal clubs etc. The theoretical parts are given as lectures and seminars with discussions around scientific articles. Lectures, seminars and practical exercises are mandatory elements.


Obtained results from lab rotation presented at a mini-symposium and as a written report (degree report). Theory courses are concluded by discussion seminars. Both the practical and theoretical performances are evaluated by supervisors and teachers and constitute the basis for the final course grade.