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Biomarkers in Molecular Medicine, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Skövde, Sweden
Biomarkers in Molecular Medicine degree offered by the University of Skövde is a growing field that strives to understand normal body functioning and pathogenesis at the cellular and molecular levels, allowing researchers to use that knowledge in the design of specific tools for disease diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. 
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Overview

The focus of your studies

Within this field, a biomarker is a characteristic at the cellular or molecular level that can be objectively measured as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes or as a pharmacological response to a therapeutic intervention. For example, the molecule PSA is a known biomarker for preliminary diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Biomarkers in Molecular Medicine degree offered by the University of Skövde involves in-depth research oriented studies in the areas of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Independent laboratory work and computer-based analysis of experimental biological data are prominent parts of the studies. During the first part of the programme you will study advanced courses in Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. In the next part of the programme you will continue with advanced courses in Systems Biology, Expression Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Next Generation Sequencing and Biomarkers – analysis of data. The focus during this part is analysis of experimental biological data, mainly to identify, verify and validate biomarkers in Molecular Medicine, by the use of different Systems Biology methods. By using multivariate techniques, you will also learn how to combine biomarkers to diagnose diseases.

The programme is concluded with a master's degree project work (45 credits) during the last year. During the project work, you will expand your theoretical and laboratory knowledge and solve a relevant research problem in Systems Biology (with a focus in Biomarkers in Molecular Medicine). The project work is performed individually under the direction of a qualified supervisor at the University of Skövde, at one of our fifteen partner companies, or externally at another university or company.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis of NGS Data
  • Bioinformatics Analysis 
  • Biomarkers in Molecular Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    90

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    575

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General Requirements

  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree from your country/countries of study.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. 
  • Proof of English language skills
  • In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.
  • For most master's level courses and programmes, the requirement is also the equivalent of English 6/English Course B, though some may require a lower or higher level of English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12310 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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International Students:
  • Programmes in price bracket 2 (P2): 130,000 SEK (per academic year – 60 ECTS)

Living costs for Skövde

  • 6850 - 9320 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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