At a fundamental level, Molecular Biology looks at life from a molecular perspective – how it started and how it keeps going. The molecules that we study can only be fully understood by considering their information content and properties in relation to a living organism.
In Molecular Biology we ask:
- How do genes cause function and characteristics in organisms?
- How do diseases emerge, and how do we develop new treatments?
- How do we improve our access to food, its nutritional value and safety?
Knowledge of theoretical and practical molecular biology is necessary to understand and create new knowledge in biotechnology and biological and medical science. There are many techniques specific to our field, which are being developed intensively. Molecular biology is also important for developing good data tools for the analysis of biological data.
Master’s projects in Molecular Biology cover a wide professional range and are carried out in different research groups and departments at the university but also at the University Hospital and Institute of Marine Research.
With a degree in molecular biology you can work with research and teaching at universities, university colleges, university hospitals and other major hospitals. Molecular biologists work in a variety of fields such as food research, petroleum industry, marine research, forensic science and environmental research. Medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry and research are also relevant fields of work.
- Practical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Structural Molecular Biology
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Molecular Sciences Bioinformatics View 3 other Masters in Molecular Sciences in Norway
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- In order to apply for the Master Programme in Molecular Biology you need a bachelor degree in Molecular Biology or the like. You must hold a minimum of 100 ECTS in relevant courses such as 70 ECTS in topics as molecular biology, metabolism, signal pathways, biochemistry, molecualr cell biology, bioinformatics and gene- structure and function. 10 ECTS of the above have to be practical molecular lab experience. 20 ECTS in chemistry, and 10 ECTS have to be organic chemistry.
- Bachelor degree in Molecular Biology
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The semester fee is NOK 590
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