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Infection Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Infection Biology is a growing field within Life science that combines immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and cell biology, in order to enhance understanding about infectious diseases and thus be better to control them in the future. 

About

At University of Skövde, we offer a two-year Master's programme in Infection Biology 120 ECTS were you will study molecular mechanisms and processes involved in the pathogenesis of different microorganisms as well as the molecular and cellular processes of the immune defense. You will also use laboratory and computer-based techniques that can be applied within the fields of human and animal health. In the programme you will also study the structure of genes and proteins as well as the understanding of their function and regulation.

The programme involves in-depth research oriented studies in the areas of Molecular Biology, Infection Biology and Systems Biology. Independent laboratory work and computer-based analysis of experimental biological data are prominent parts of the studies.

During the first part of the programme you will study advanced courses in Infection Biology, Molecular Biology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and their applications in Infection Biology. In the next part of the programme you will continue with advanced courses in Systems Biology, Expression Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Next Generation Sequencing as well as Infection Biology. The main focus during this part is analysis of experimental biological data. Advanced laboratory facilities are employed for cell culture, DNA/RNA and protein analyses. Computational resources are also used for molecular biological and bioinformatic analysis and database searching.

The programme is concluded with a master's degree project work (45 credits) during the last year. During the project work, you will expand your theoretical and laboratory knowledge and solve a relevant research problem in Systems Biology (with a focus in Infection Biology). The project work is performed individually under the direction of supervisors qualified in the field

After completing the program you can for example work in pharmaceutical companies or at hospitals. You can also continue with PhD studies or other kind of research at governmental and private research laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis of NGS Data
  • Bioinformatics Concepts and Methody
  • Experimental Methods and Design in Life Science
  • Molecular and Cellular Infection Biology
  • NGS Library Preparation and Quality Control
  • Analysis of NGS Data 2
  • Expression Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    90

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    575

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General Requirements

  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree from your country/countries of study.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. 
  • Proof of English language skills
  • In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.
  • For most master's level courses and programmes, the requirement is also the equivalent of English 6/English Course B, though some may require a lower or higher level of English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12577 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12577 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Programmes in price bracket 2 (P2): 130,000 SEK (per academic year – 60 ECTS)

Living costs for Skövde

  • 6850 - 9320 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a Master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about thescholarships they provide.
1. UHR Scholarships
The University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a master's programme at the University. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of 31,250 SEK per semester (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee when you receive your invoice. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.
2. HS Scholarships
The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students attending a master's programme at the University who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships consist of tuition fee waivers of 25,000 SEK per semester, and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.Conditions: Both UHR and HS Scholarships can be extended to a subsequent academic semester provided that the student’s study results are satisfactory. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merit. The scholarships can only be awarded to tuition-paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fee yourself, and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden.
How to apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde
First apply for one of studies at the University via University Admissions. You must apply for one of our master’s programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions. Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde by filling in the online scholarship application form available on this webpage. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you received from the University Admissions website.
3. Other types of scholarships for international students
  • Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
  • Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
  • Ciência sem Fronteiras - Science without Borders
  • Erasmus Mundus Lamenitec Network

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