M.Sc. On Campus

Protein Science

Linköping University

24 months
24835 EUR/year
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Detailed knowledge of proteins and other biomolecules is crucial to our understanding of living processes. By studying Protein Science at Linköping University, you will be prepared for challenges such as unveiling the molecular causes of disease, designing tools for early and reliable diagnosis, and finding effective therapies.


This master’s programme in Protein Science at Linköping University will give you deep insights into mechanisms of protein action, based on complex structural aspects and mediated through binding dynamics, selectivity, and catalytic function. You will also study pharmacology and drug development.

Strong research environment

The education is offered in an internationally successful research environment focusing on the behaviour of misfolded proteins causing neurodegenerative diseases, interaction patterns of cancer-related proteins, and design of antimicrobial peptides for replacement of traditional antibiotics. The courses are taught by teachers who are all active researchers, and are just as eager to share their expertise as they are responsive to student ideas.

Extensive lab skills

You will have access to large instrument facilities, giving you the opportunity to develop extensive lab skills and participate in exciting projects. You will also practice your communication and teamwork abilities. The programme concludes with a degree project carried out in close collaboration with researchers in academia or at a company.

Career opportunities

After graduation, your lab experience and thorough understanding of molecular interactions will open career doors to the life science industry and the growing area of biological pharmaceuticals, as well as to hospital laboratories and chemical analysis companies. You will also be qualified to continue your academic education towards a doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Measurements
  • Gene Technology
  • State of the Art in Molecular Life Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Pharmacology
  • Analytical Chemistry

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's degree with a major in the field of chemistry, chemical biology or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • 10 ECTS credits passed in the field of biochemistry.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.
  • (Exemption from Swedish)

Tuition Fee

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252000 SEK

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /month
Living costs

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