The fundamental knowledge of multi-cellular animals and plants makes you well equipped for the pharmaceutical and other biotechnical job markets and basic research. You can also specialise in microbiology or structural biology.
The combination of cell and molecular biology in this specialisation permits you to develop a deep insight into biological systems, from molecular interactions at the subatomic level to complex systems and their interactions in cells and organelles.
In most courses are the lectures intertwined with discussion seminars and laboratory practicals to give you an overall knowledge about cells and cellular processes, and how to work with cells.
All teachers for the individual courses in the Master Programme in Biology - Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University are active scientists, ensuring that you will get an education that reaches to the absolute forefront of the respective field.
The Master Programme in Biology, specialising in Cell and Molecular Biology, is an entry port for PhD training in Sweden as well as abroad. Your most important merit in that respect is your degree project. With a careful choice of the courses and topic for your degree project you will leave this specialisation with a solid theoretical knowledge regarding molecular processes in cell as well as practical knowledge of the methods you need to study them.
Your primary work area will be in research and development in academia or industry, for instance in pharmaceutical industry and biotechnical industry, forensic medicine, diagnostics and agriculture industry.
The Master Programme in Biology, specialising in Cell and Molecular Biology, starts with the course Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, covering modern applications of molecular biology. You then choose among our recommended courses and prepare your individual study plan.
The core courses for the specialisation are Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Molecular Cell Biology, and Functional Genomics.
During the second year, you can study one or two regular courses, or combine a research training course with a degree project.
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