Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Lund University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
13742 EUR/year
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This Molecular Biology, Microbiology programme from Lund University offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology.


Molecular biology and genomics have transformed this topic and underlined the fundamental importance of microorganisms in most aspects of biology, from ecology to medicine. The Molecular Biology, Microbiology programme from Lund University spans from the use of microbial model organisms to understand function and evolution of cellular processes to the enormous importance of microbes in biotechnology, the food and pharmaceutical industries, hygiene, environmental biotechnology, etc. Much of this potential is still unexplored and the programme provides tools and knowledge for a career in this exciting area.

Career prospects

The programme could form a point of entry into further postgraduate research in the field, or prepare you for a career in industry or the public sector. For microbiologists there is a broad employment market, for example in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as within various national and international authorities and organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Bioimaging
  • Antibiotics – Biology and Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis/Programming using Python

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor s degree of at least 180 credits or the equivalent, of which 120 credits must be in science/biomedicine/engineering, including:

  • 45 credits in molecular biology comprising genetics, cell biology and microbiology
  • 30 credits in chemistry comprising biochemistry

Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13742 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27484 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000


The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

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