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Biomedical Surface Science, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1041 (BCR) Malmö, Sweden
The Biomedical Surface Science programme at Malmö University focuses on biological and artificial interfaces that are of utmost importance and interest in the field of biomedical science. This is an excellent opportunity for you who has a bachelor’s degree in life sciences and would like to advance your skills in biomedical science.
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The Biomedical Surface Science programme at Malmö University creates a platform for understanding the involvement of surface science in biomedicine and biotechnology. You will get theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of biomedical activities which require expertise beyond traditional disciplines of biomedicine, chemistry or biology.

  • Active connections

The program is carried out in close collaboration with regional industry, and provides up to date overview on research and development work in the area of biomedical technology. Education is conducted by researchers and teachers who are participants of an industrially relevant research network called Profile “Biofilms – research center for biointerfaces”. Our experimental facilities combine chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and bioanalytical laboratories.

  • Forms of study

We use different pedagogical forms, with a strong focus on research questions in development of biomedical products. The collaboration with surrounding biomedical industry is conducted through CDIO, Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate projects.

  • What is Biomedical Surface Science?

Biomedical surface science refers to the knowledge and understanding of the theoretically and practically integration of surface chemistry in applied aspects of cell biology, immunology, molecular biology and nanotechnology.Biomedical surface science refers to specialised knowledge of surface chemistry in applied areas of cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, nano-biotechnology and colloid chemistry, as well as substantially knowledge on integration of these subject in biomedical surface science.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Biointerfaces in Practice and Theory
  • Surface Chemical Properties of Biointerfaces
  • Biointerfaces in living systems
  • Biointerfaces in Immunology
  • Biological Interfaces in Molecular Biology and Nanotechnology
  • Biomedical Surface Science ; Properties of Biological Barriers

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) or equivalent with a major in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical technology, biomedical methods and technology, biomedical laboratory science, or in other areas of natural, medical, engineering sciences or technology of relevance to the programme with a minimum of 15 credits in chemistry and/or biochemistry.
  • The equivalent of English B, or English 6, in Swedish secondary school.
  • credits 100%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14255 EUR/year
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Full tuition fee: 300.000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

  • 7318 - 11470 SEK/month
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