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Master's programme in Molecular Biology - Medical Biology

120 credits

The programme focusses on areas that play a central role in pharmaceutical and biotechnological development. You will take courses in pharmacology, immunology and toxicology, during which theory is integrated with training of laboratory skills. You will also achieve insights into the drug development process, from research to clinical use, and extensive training in oral and written communication. After having completed the programme you are prepared for research or work within 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


Immunology, 15 credits  (BIOR85) (elective if you have 5 credits of Immunology in your Bachelor's degree otherwise compulsory!) or Neurobiology, 15 credits (BIOR58, elective)
Pharmacology, 15 credits  (BIOR14, compulsory)


Toxicology, 15 credits (BIOR21, compulsory)
Immunology and Infection Biology, 15 credits (BIOR88, compulsory) (former Cellular and Molecular Immunology (BIOR75, compulsory))

Year 2


Neurobiology, 15 credits (BIOR58, optional) or Master's degree project of 30, 45 or 60 credits.


Master's degree project continuation

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

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

Degree title

Master of Science (Two Years)
Major: Molecular biology with specialisation in Medical biology

Prerequisites and application at Lund University's education pages.

Molecualr Biology - Medical Biology
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