Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine

  • 180 credits
  • 3 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week late August. Lectures start 29 August 2016.  
  • Degree: Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Biomedicine.  

The Bachelor’s Programme in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet is an international study programme given in English.
 
Graduates in Biomedicine have a broad knowledge of the biology and pathology of the human body and an understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying major global diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, allergies, infections and neurological diseases. 

Programme presentation

The programme is carried out in an active research environment and in close contact with the front-line of biomedical research. As biomedicine is an international subject students are encouraged to study part of the programme at one of our international partner universities.
 
The curriculum contains both basic scientific schooling and medically oriented courses. The students are trained in laboratory practices and scientific methods, and are introduced to clinically oriented research. The education is carried out at theoretical and clinical departments at Karolinska Institutet.
 
The final semester consists of a degree project. For this, the students choose their subject area within the field of biomedicine, and the project is carried out either at an academic institution or a pharmaceutical company, in Sweden or abroad.
 

Career opportunities

The programme provides a solid base for further studies at a Master’s level, and is specifically connected to the international Master’s programmes in biomedicine, bioentrepreneurship and toxicology at Karolinska Institutet. It does also prepare for further Master’s studies nationally or internationally. The programme provides a foundation for a career in research, clinical testing, marketing, management or in media/information relating to the field of biomedicine, in an academic setting or in the life sciences industry.
 

Autumn 2016

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2016
  • Application code: KI-D8000

Application

The online application opens 16 October 2015.

Apply at universityadmissions.se

Specific entry requirements

General requirements (with exemption from Swedish language proficiency).
Swedish secondary school courses: Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4, or the equivalent courses.
And proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish secondary school courses: English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English B at Swedish upper secondary school. Please visit universityadmissions.se for more detailed information.

Application instructions

15 January deadline (online application open between 16 October - 15 January):
Open for all international applicants
Applicants who need to apply for a visa to study in Sweden must apply before January 15.
EU/EEA applicants with completed upper secondary school/high school are also advised to apply by 15 January.

15 April deadline (online application open between 15 March - 15 April):
Open for national and EU/EEA applicants.
EU/EEA applicants studying in their final year of secondary school/high school must apply in the second application period between 15 March - 15 April.
National applicants should also apply in this application period.

 

Selection

15 January application period: The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff).

15 April application period: The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff)
and the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (Högskoleprovet) in the ratio 66% / 34%.

Application and tuition fees

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details: universityadmissions.se.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 540 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees
Scholarships

Autumn 2016

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 April 2016
  • Application code: KI-D7000

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2016.

Apply at universityadmissions.se

Specific entry requirements

General requirements (with exemption from Swedish language proficiency).
Swedish secondary school courses: Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4, or the equivalent courses.
And proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish secondary school courses: English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English B at Swedish upper secondary school. Please visit universityadmissions.se for more detailed information.

Application instructions

15 January deadline (online application open between 16 October - 15 January):
Open for all international applicants
Applicants who need to apply for a visa to study in Sweden must apply before January 15.
EU/EEA applicants with completed upper secondary school/high school are also advised to apply by 15 January.

15 April deadline (online application open between 15 March - 15 April):
Open for national and EU/EEA applicants.
EU/EEA applicants studying in their final year of secondary school/high school must apply in the second application period between 15 March - 15 April.
National applicants should also apply in this application period.

 

Selection

15 January application period: The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff).

15 April application period: The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff)
and the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (Högskoleprovet) in the ratio 66% / 34%.

Application and tuition fees

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details: universityadmissions.se.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 540 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees
Scholarships

Contact

For more information about the course and its outline, please contact Jonas Sundbäck , jonas.sundback@ki.se , +46 8 524 867 68

If you have questions about application and admission procedures please visit

Application and Admission.

Programme website