Molecular Biology, M.Sc. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
24 months
11390 EUR/year
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In the Molecular Biology programme of the University of Gothenburg, you will learn how the cell’s DNA, proteins, and molecules act and interact, and how you can solve major biological problems by changing the cell's function and properties. You can tailor your education to your own interests and ambitions with advanced-level elective courses.



In the area of molecular biology, new technologies have been developed, making it possible to see what is happening at the cellular and molecular levels. These technologies, together with the genetic maps of a number of different species, give the foundations for the new challenges of molecular biology: to find new proteins, determine how they interact, and establish what mechanisms guide cellular differentiation. Performing research on a number of different species of model organisms will give you knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that regulate important functions inside the living cell, and also of the development of characteristics of different organisms.

An in-depth and well-rounded education

The Molecular Biology programme of the University of Gothenburg will give you the knowledge, skills, and experience to start a scientific career. You will learn about 

  • cell and molecular biology in the context of human health, evolutionary biology, fundamental research, drug development, advanced bioinformatics, neurobiology, and other fascinating areas.
  • the latest research in each course topic, ranging from gene editing techniques to antibiotic resistance and genome-wide analyses, and from forward genetics in model organisms to human physiology, drug discovery, and evolutionary genomics.

At the end of your studies, you will perform an individual laboratory-based project work of up to one year in one of our top research groups.

Teaching contains many elements of active, problem-based learning. You will actively participate in discussions, gaining deeper knowledge and becoming proficient at analysing and thinking scientifically. You will also develop other important transferable skills such as accuracy, analytical thinking, and communication, preparing you to meet challenges in your future career.

Create a unique scientific profile

The Master’s Programme in Molecular Biology consists of elective courses, allowing you to create a unique scientific profile. You can either deepen your knowledge in your field or broaden your knowledge by adding other natural science subjects to your curriculum. You can also choose to study any other subject taught at the University of Gothenburg, such as economics or leadership. This enables you to create a unique interdisciplinary degree, letting you stand out on the job market. 

Programme Structure

  • During the first year, you choose recommended in-depth courses in biology, such as molecular biology, genetics, molecular microbiology, neurobiology and immunology.
  • The second year consists of an individual laboratory-based degree project, which you can spend the whole year on, or do a shorter project and take extra courses.
  • Your degree project is either strongly connected to research and supervised by one of the research groups at the university, or performed outside the university, for instance at a medical laboratory or a drug company. It can also be performed at another university in Sweden or abroad. You will have individual guidance to create a personal study plan, including your degree project and theoretical courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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 in molecular biology or biology, including at least 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry
  • English B / English 6 or equivalent
  • Students with an equivalent education may, after examination, be admitted to the program
  • Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11390 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22780 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.
  • Full education cost: 248,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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