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Postgraduate course

Master's Thesis in Molecular Biology

  • ECTS credits60
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeMOL399
  • Number of semesters2
  • LanguageEnglish
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Objectives and Content

This course offers the student formal training in experimental work within a specialized research area. The student can also select a research topic where bioinformatic methods are important. Through this study, the student's critical skills and scientific thinking abilities will be developed. The Program Board and supervisors will ensure that there are always a number of defined and approved master projects available

Learning Outcomes


The student

  • demonstrates a solid understanding of molecular biology and specialized knowledge with respect to his/her master project


The student

  • is able to plan and conduct experimental work under supervision and in accordance with general safety routines for laboratory work and ethical guidelines for research
  • is able to communicate both orally and in writing results obtained from both own research and other research groups
  • is able to critically evaluate experimental results (from own research and from other research groups)

General competance:

The student

  • demonstrates critcal assessment of scientific literature and scientific thinking
  • can reflect on ethical issues raised by molecular research

Access to the Course

In order to be admitted to the course, you must be admitted to the Master's Programme in Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

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