This Biology - Immunology and Microbiology program from Uppsala University is the specialisation for those of you who want to become immunologists or microbiologists and work with questions related to infection biology. You will investigate mechanisms at both cellular and molecular levels. For instance, what happens when the immune system overreacts and allergies or autoimmunity arise?The core of this specialisation is the immune system and how the various components of this complex defence system cooperate to detect and remove infectious organisms. A key question in this field is how the immune system of humans and other animal species handle bacterial, viral and parasitic infections and how these microorganisms try to escape and elude over defence systems. Factors that influence disease transmission by animal and bacterial vectors are also discussed.
With carefully selected combinations of courses and choice of thesis work you get a good base for research work in the biotech industry, pharmaceutical industry or within academia. We are committed to teach you how to make use of sound theoretical knowledge of applied problems, to be able to present projects and studies orally and in writing, and to work in project form, individually and in groups.
Our graduates work at, for example, Jästbolaget, Astra Zeneca, Karolinska institutet. Job titles include Laboratory technician, Laboratory engineer and PhD student.
- Fundamental and Molecular Systematics
- Evolutionary Processes
- Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Health Sciences View 33 other Masters in Health Sciences in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is:
- 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology; and
- 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry.
Selection: Students are selected based on:
- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
- a statement of purpose (1 page).
International13813 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27627 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
- Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000
Living costs for Uppsala
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.