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M.Sc. On Campus


University of Oulu

24 months
13000 EUR/year
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The Biochemistry programme from University of Oulu has a strong focus on practical skills and use of most modern equipment in protein expression and analysis

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The Biochemistry programme from University of Oulu  contains altogether 4 - 9 months of compulsory laboratory work spread over different courses. Laboratory skills and modern methods are conveyed to students by teachers who all are active in research work. In general, continuous assessment is in general used on the courses, which means that the final exam of a course is not solely determining the final grade. In addition to, or as part of, lectures activating working methods are used, like problem solving, workshops and seminars.

Significant number of students spend orientation to research work periods outside the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine or carry out the research work for their MSc thesis abroad.

The Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine offers a highly international environment of cutting edge research in Protein Structure analysis, Enzymology, Proteomics, Bioimaging, Developmental Biology, Matrix Biology and Metabolism research. About fifty percent of our staff are native to other countries than Finland, and research groups are well connected globally to other specialists and research groups in their fields of study. Many students holding an M.Sc. from our faculty have gone on to Ph.D. programmes of other prestigious institutions all over the world, and many have stayed at FBMM Oulu to continue in our Ph.D. programme.


Biochemistry is the study of life at the molecular level. It is the primary basis of the biotechnology industry and of fundamental importance to the pharmaceutical industry. In the post genomic era, advances in molecular biosciences are resulting in many strong areas of economic growth. There is a need for researchers and experts in the field.

B.Sc. degree in biochemistry qualifies for M.Sc. studies. M.Sc. is an upper academic degree which qualifies for many types of jobs in the field, for example as a researcher in universities and other research organizations, as well as in R&D, analysis, quality control and marketing tasks in pharmaceutical, food and biotech industries. Biochemists are also working in authority and expert tasks, like quality control laboratories, patenting, communications, teaching, administration and hospital chemists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Protein chemistry 
  • Molecular biology
  • Protein production and analysis 
  • Orientation to Biochemical Work
  • Tumor cell biology

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

Bachelor of Science or Masters of Science degree with good grades in either: 

  • Biochemistry, or a closely related topic (to be judged by the content of the degree)
  • Chemistry, or a closely related topic, and relevant biochemistry experience 
  • Studies in the field of life sciences, with a sufficient background in chemistry and biochemistry as judged from the information available on the academic transcript  

The degree has to consist of minimum three (3) years of full-time study or two years if an MSc degree is used as evidence for qualification in the application. An equivalent higher education degree which enables the applicant to apply for higher university degree (master) studies in his/her home country is also acceptable in place of the BSc. 

Tuition Fee

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    13000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oulu

660 - 1040 EUR /month
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