Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week in late August. Lectures start 2 September, 2019.  
  • 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 the programme includes two practical placements at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad. In these placements you apply what you have learnt to create a mutually beneficial experience for you and the hosting company. The degree project is also usually performed in a company setting. Many of the lecturers are experienced life science business leaders who act as inspiration and share their own knowledge and experience.
 
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. In addition, some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner schools in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
 
Together these experiences will give you valuable insights into the life science sector as well as a head start for your future career.

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 or business development within the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or related industries.

Autumn 2019

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2019
  • Documentation deadline: 1 February 2019
  • Application code: KI-D1000

Application

The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 16 October 2018.

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 health care, biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine, biotechnology, or the equivalent. Check the country specific requirements for information on how to meet the requirement of a degree equivalent to at least 180 credits. Applicants who are in their final year may be conditionally admitted.

Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B. You must prove that you meet the English language requirement either through an internationally recognised test, previous university studies or upper secondary school studies. Instructions on how to document your English proficiency are avaialble at universityadmissions.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. In the CV form you will find instructions on how to certify your experiences.

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1st of February 2019.

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

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1st of February 2019.

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: 360 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 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:
Madelen Lek, madelen.lek@ki.se

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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