Master's Programme in Biomedicine

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week in late August. Lectures starts 28 August 2017.  
  • Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Medical Science  

The Global Master's Programme in Biomedicine gives students an in-depth knowledge within the broad and expanding biomedical field and specialises in creating new and advanced skills for the improvement of human health. 

Programme presentation

The programme provides cutting edge knowledge and essential practical skills for an academic research career within the field of molecular medicine. It focuses on understanding disease mechanisms at a molecular level, particularly for the most common and widespread diseases, with the aim of developing future methods for the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world's leading universities in the biomedical field. The Global Master's Programme in Biomedicine is research-oriented and runs in close association with KI’s renowned research environment. The programme focuses on basic biological knowledge and how it is used to drive medical developments forward. The first part of the programme provides a general, advanced biomedical base. Students may then develop a more personalised study through deeper exploration of one of KI’s research areas, by taking elective courses and/or performing independent research projects.

Courses and full description

Read more on how the programme is structured today at the programme website or read the full description in the programme syllabus.

Career opportunities

The programme provides a solid foundation for graduates wishing to continue with studies at the doctoral level (PhD). It also provides possibilities for a career in the field of research, or for research-related occupations, both within academia or the life science industry.

Autumn 2017

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 16 January 2017
  • Application code: KI-D1001

Application

The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 17 October 2016.

Apply at universityadmissions.se

Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biotechnology, cellular and molecular biology or medicine. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6/English B at Swedish upper secondary school.

Please read the information at universityadmissions.se on how to document your English language proficiency.

Documentation requirements

Applicants with foreign academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements for master’s applicants at universityadmissions.se

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at antagning.se
 

Selection

The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process.

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: 400 000 SEK
First instalment: 100 000 SEK
Payment of fees
Scholarships

Application process

Read more on entry requirements, documentation requirements and the selection process at Admissions to Global Master's Programmes.

Contact

For information on the application process please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet, admissions@ki.se

For more information about the programme and its outline, please contact Rachel Fisher , Rachel.Fisher@ki.se , +46 8 517 732 45

Master's Programme in Biomedicine

The Master's Programme in Biomedicine will provide you with extensive contemporary knowledge of and a strong foundation for independent work within molecular medicine. A large focus also lies on developing skills in scientific communication.

A day in the life of Preethi Pillai, Master of Biomedicine student from Singapore

Let Preethi, our biomedicine graduate give you her perspective on beeing a student at KI.