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Molecular Techniques in Life Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

24 months
18800 EUR/year
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The joint master's Molecular Techniques in Life Science programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology fosters graduates for a professional research career in life science. It has a strong focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies and diagnostic tools, coupled with substantial training in data analysis (bioinformatics and programming). 


The Molecular Techniques in Life Science programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm, offering students the unique opportunity to study at all three institutions.

Students in the master’s programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science will receive a comprehensive education in life science. The programme emphasises cutting-edge methods in bioinformatics analysis of molecular data, including learning how to programme, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology.

The programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers in their respective disciplines, so as to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The courses give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine. There is a strong focus on high-throughput biology and data analysis, including programming, and the translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The programme also develops skills and abilities essential to a professional career. These skills and abilities include oral and written presentation, teamwork, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science-related issues, all of which are important for the ability to lead projects in academia and industry.


The combination of molecular biology, biotechnology, medicine and data analysis provides an excellent profile for a professional research career in an academic setting or the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. The life science industries and academic institutions working in these areas are active and the life science sector is expanding worldwide, which gives students a wide range of possible employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Genetics 
  • Frontiers in translational medicine
  • Applied communication 
  • Applied programming for life science 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Structure and dynamics of biological membranes
  • Methods in molecular life science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor's degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, including courses in:

  • Life Science, e.g. courses in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Gene Technology or Molecular Biology corresponding to a total of at least 20 ECTS credits.
  • Mathematics corresponding to at least 10 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37601 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 400,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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