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Master programme in Molecular Biology - Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

120 credits

The master’s programme in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology focusses on the areas that constitute the basis in molecular genetics, including gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology and biotechnology. The programme is highly connected to research, with emphasis on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, mapping, and diagnostic methods. As a student, you will achieve practical training in molecular biology techniques, but also in the innovation process, entrepreneurship, and the commercialisation of biotechnology. Thus, you are prepared for research and for work in pharmaceutical-, biotechnology-, and food industry.

The programme comprises two years of full-time studies (120 credits). Most courses are full-time studies, normally of 15 credits. The courses are typically teaching-intensive with lectures, seminars, theoretical and practical exercises as well as self-studies. Towards the end, you perform a Degree project of 30-60 credits. Your teachers are active researchers and you will study in close association with an international research environment.

Recommended course of study

The majority of the links below lead to Lund University's education pages.

Year 1


Methods in Molecular Biology, 15 credits (BIOR79)
Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes, 15 credits (BIOR49, compulsory)


Genetic Analysis I, 7,5 credits (BIOR59, compulsory) plus Genetic Analysis II, 7,5 credits (BIOR60, elective) or other elective course
Molecular Biotechnology, 15 credits (BIOR31, compulsory)

Year 2


Bioinformatics and sequence analysis, 7,5 credits (BINP11) or optional course
Programming using Phyton, 7,5 credits (BINP16) or optional course(s)
Master's degree project of 30, 45 or 60 credits.


Master's degree project continuation

You find completed Master's Degree Projects in Molecular Biology on LUP Student Papers.

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

Degree title

Master of Science (Two Years)
Major: Molecular biology with specialisation in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Prerequisites and application at Lund University's education pages.

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