Degree projects, research projects, and applied work

Degree projects

To get your degree, you must do a degree project. The project is usually a work you do on your own at the end of your studies. You get an opportunity to enter deeply into a subject you are interested in. The degree project on the bachelor’s level is planned as a 15 credits course given two times a year. A degree project on master’s level is not confined to any specific period during the year and may give 30, 45, or 60 credits.

The language of instruction is Swedish. The course is given two times a year, during the second part of the autumn and spring term.

Short about the course

During a bachelor’s degree project, you train and get better in a number of skills, like project planning, presentation techniques, writing science, data handling, searching literature and giving feedback. The project may be theoretical or practical and you plan it together with a supervisor.

The bachelor’s degree course has a fixed start date and a number of compulsory elements and deadlines, and a joint examination in the end of the course. The advantages do the degree project as a course are that you get project proposals (including a supervisor), and you have to end the project and be examined at a given date in the end of the course.

At Lund University’s central web pages, you find the entry requirements and the syllabi for the bachelor’s degree project in molecular biology.

Schedule

The latest schedule for the course bachelor’s degree project in the course schedule software TimeEdit.

Bachelor’s degree project on your own

There is also a possibility to do a bachelor’s degree on your own outside the ordinary course periods. If you choose to do this, you must find a project and a supervisor by yourself. If you do the project outside Lund University with an external supervisor you must also have a supervisor at the Department of Biology.

Contact Lotta Persmark (degree projects in biology) or Christina Ledje (projects in molecular biology) to get instructions for how to do a bachelor’s degree project on your own.

Questions

Our study advisor Lotta Persmark answers all questions about bachelor’s degree projects in biology, while Christina Ledje answers questions concerning bachelor’s degree projects in molecular biology.

Course coordinator

Bengt Hansson
Professor

Telephone: +46 46 222 49 96
Email: Bengt [dot] Hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

You can perform a master’s degree project of 30, 40, or 60. To be able to do a master’s degree project you must be enrolled in one of our master’s programme in bioinformatics, biology, or molecular biology and completed 45 credits of relevant advanced level courses within the programme.

Before you can start on a master’s degree project, you must contact our study advisors who will make sure that you fulfil the requirements for starting a degree project. Contact Lotta Persmark if you want to do a degree project in bioinformatics or biology. If you are interested in a degree project in molecular biology, you should contact Christina Ledje. You will get detailed instructions on how to do a master’s degree project from the study advisors.

At the website Lund University Student Papers, you will find completed degree projects to be inspired by.

We publish current project proposals on our education blog Biology Education.

Research projects and applied work

These courses are available for students within the Bachelor’s and Master’s programme at the Department of Biology, Lund University. The courses are also open for Exchange students at our department. We encourage all our students to do internships or projects during their education. It provides valuable contacts and work experience.

If you are admitted to the master’s programme in bioinformatics, you may perform a 5, 10, or 20 weeks long project. You can carry out the project any time during the year, but only present it and be examined three times a year – at the beginning of July, the beginning of September, and in the middle of January.

Before you start a research project you must contact study advisor Lotta Persmark, who will make sure that you fulfil the requirements for starting a research project. You will also get detailed instructions on how to perform a research project in bioinformatics.

If you are admitted to the master’s programme in biology, you may perform a 5, 10, or 20 weeks long project. You can carry out the project any time during the year, full time or part time.

Before you start a research project you must contact study advisor Lotta Persmark, who will make sure that you fulfil the requirements for starting a research project. You will also get detailed instructions on how to perform a research project in biology.

If you are admitted to the master’s programme in molecular biology, you may perform a 5, 10, or 20 weeks long project. You can carry out the project any time during the year, full time or part time.

Before you start a research project you must contact study advisor Christina Ledje, who will make sure that you fulfil the requirements for starting a research project. You will also get detailed instructions on how to perform a research project in molecular biology.

If you are admitted to the master’s programme in bioinformatics, you can take an applied work course at a place of work for 5 or 10 weeks. During an internship, you follow what happens at a place of work and do the tasks your supervisor gives you. You may also do an internship to gain practical training in a field the ordinary choice of courses does not cover.

You can take the applied work course at the beginning of your education to gain insight in working life before you choose specialisation. Or you can take the course at the end of your education to make valuable contacts and gain experience.

It is up to you to find a place of work and contact a supervisor by yourself.

If you want to do an internship in bioinformatics, contact Lotta Persmark.

The courses in applied work in biology and molecular biology are given at the bachelor’s level, but they may be included in a master’s degree. You can take an applied work course at a place of work for 5, 8, 10, or 20 weeks. During an internship, you follow what happens at a place of work and do the tasks your supervisor gives you. You may also do an internship to gain practical training in a field the ordinary choice of courses does not cover.

You can take the applied work course in the beginning of your education to gain insight in working life before you choose specialisation. Or you can take the course in the end of your education to make valuable contacts and gain experience. It is also possible to do an internship abroad.

It is up to you to find a place of work and contact a supervisor by yourself.

Contact Lotta Persmark for more information about applied work courses in biology. If you are interested in applied work courses in molecular biology, please contact Christina Ledje.
 

Portrait of Christina Ledje. Photo.

Christina Ledje

Study advisor molecular biology, International coordinator

Telephone: +46 46 222 73 16
Email: Christina [dot] Ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Portrait of Lotta Persmark. Photo.

Lotta Persmark

Study advisor biology and bioinformatics

Telephone: +46 46 222 37 28
EmailLotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se