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Biomedical Surface Science

24 months
16690 EUR/year
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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.

As a student at the Faculty of Health and Society at Malmö University, you have the opportunity to participate in various international activities both locally and abroad, and earn what is called a Certificate of International Merits (CIM). The CIM functions as a supplement to your diploma, demonstrating: your international experience; your academic, personal and professional development; your intercultural competence; and your ability to compare international contexts related to your career.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

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

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  • International

    16690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33381 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full tuition fee: 340,000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

7318 - 11465 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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