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Master's programme in Molecular Biology - Microbiology

120 credits

Knowledge about microbes and their diversity, physiology and genetics, as well as modern tools to study them are important and highly relevant for work or research in molecular biology, infectious diseases and ecology. The microbiology master’s programme provides education and training that is highly competitive and very suitable for employment within many sectors of industry and society. Within the programme, you can specialise according to your own preferences, towards for example medical microbiology, biotechnology, or cellular or molecular microbiology.

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, compulsory)
Microbiology, 15 credits (BIOR18, compulsory)


Molecular Microbiology, 15 credits (BIOR63, compulsory)
Antibiotics – Biology and Chemistry, 7,5 credits (BIOR56) plus Microscopy – Bio-Imaging, 7,5 credits (BIOS08) or elective course(s)

Year 2


Bioinformatics and sequence analysis, 7,5 credits (BINP11) plus Programming using Phyton, 7,5 credits (BINP16) or optional course(s) or 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 Microbiology

Prerequisites and application at Lund University's education pages.

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Molecular Biology - Microbiology
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Christina Ledje, study advisor, molecular biology,
international coordinator

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