Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week in late August. Lectures start 3 September 2018.  
  • Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Medical Science  

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies.

Programme presentation

Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate from the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field.
A key concept within this programme is the application of knowledge in the outside world. We use real life cases to learn from and many of the lecturers are experienced life science business leaders who share their knowledge and act as inspiration. The programme is interdisciplinary with regards to the background of both students and teachers as well as the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme.
Some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner institutions in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
The programme includes two internships at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad.  In these courses you apply what you have learnt to create a mutually beneficial experience for you and the hosting company. The degree project is also commonly performed in a company setting. Together these experiences give you valuable insights into the life science sector as well as an expanded network providing you with a head start for your future career.

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 a career working with marketing, project management, business development or venture capital within the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or related industries.

Autumn 2018

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2018
  • Application code: KI-D1000


The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 16 October 2017.

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Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in health care, biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine, biotechnology, or the equivalent. And proficiency in English equivalent to English B/English 6.

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 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

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at


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. 


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

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 360 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees

Application process

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


For information on the application process please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet,

For more information about the programme and its outline, please contact:
Madelen Lek,

Master programme in Bioentrepreneurship

As a student at the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) you will lay a foundation for a career in the life science industry. The programme is tailored for students with a background in medicine, natural sciences or technology who wish to apply their knowledge and work with the development and management of projects and companies in the life sciences.

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