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UIT the Arctic University of Norway

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Study on the Master in Biomedicine at UIT the Arctic University of Norway  in Tromsø! We offer training in contemporary and experimental methods, and give you professional supervision on writing and presenting a master thesis.


The Master in Biomedicine at UIT the Arctic University of Norway  will shed light on contemporary problems and methods in biomedicine. You will be trained in experimental work as well as written and oral presentations of independent scientific papers.

We offer a high quality laboratory course (MBI-3010), where you will be trained in cell culturing, detection and expression of DNA, RNA and proteins, imaging, electron microscopy, histological analysis and immunohistochemistry. You will also be trained in health and safety procedures in laboratories.

In the second semester you will take 30 ECTS with elective courses. International students will attend courses in Tromsø while Norwegian students also have the opportunity to go abroad as exchange students. There will be elective courses available in biomedical topics, as listed in the table (programme structure).

After passing the laboratory course you will be able to start working on your master project. You will work under supervision alongside our researchers in one of our research groups. We offer an international research-environment with researchers from all corners of the world. Your specialization will be chosen according to the project you choose to work with. Your project thus will be based on research performed by one of the researchgroups at the Department of Medical Biology (IMB). You are expected to do individual research under supervision. The Master's thesis is expected to be an independent body of scientific work performed and presented by each student.

Career options may include:

  • molecular diagnostics
  • medical research
  • fisheries
  • food processing
  • public administration
  • educational institutions at all levels
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • private research and innovation enterprises
  • technical positions at hospitals, universities and other laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The biology of Cancer
  • Farmacology and toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Infection and Inflammation
  • Forensic genetics and genomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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National deadline - Applicants from Norway or other Nordic countries


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the programme requires a 3-year bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification in Biomedicine. An additional requirement is specialization in biomedical topics (i.e. biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell-and molecular biology, human physiology, immunology, microbiology and pharmacology) worth a minimum of 80 ECTS. For admission students will also have to document completed practical laboratory courses in biochemistry, cell and/or molecular biology comprising a minimum of 100 hours.

Applicants with a degree in Biomedical laboratory sciences ("Bioingeniør") must have have their degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian degree in laboratory sciences by NOKUT. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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  • All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 per semester

Living costs for Tromsø

9000 - 15000 NOK /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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