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Molecular Biology

Career and labour market

154 alumni from the Master´s Programme in Molecular Biology (constituting 95 % of all graduates from 2011-14) were included in the investigation. 52% of those were international students.

A chart of career distribution within Molecular Biology
After a Matsre´s Degree in Molecular Biology

47% of the alumni continued to a PhD-position (75% in Sweden and 25% in other countries). 42% had relevant work (i.e. within the molecular biology sector) and 3% had other employments. Finally, 3% had chosen further education (teacher, doctor etc) and 5% were unemployed.

A chart of career distribution within Molecular Biology in different sectors
After a Matsers Degree in Molecular Biology, Sectors of Work

The majority of the 69 alumni who were working had employments at universities/research institutes (30%) and in the private sector (42%), primarily at companies within the biotechnological and pharmaceutical sector. Another 10 % worked at hospitals. Finally, 6% were teachers, 1% worked for the state and 6% had other jobs not directly related to molecular biology. Below you can find examples of positions and work places of our former Molecular Biology students.

This investigation was performed in by Christina Ledje and Lotta Persmark, Study Coordinators at the Department of Biology, Lund University.

An identical investigation covering the Master´s students who graduated 2015-2017 is underway and seem to generate the similar positive results.

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