Are you interested in learning more about genes, molecules, cells or organisms to develop better medications and treatment methods for various diseases? Do you want to help devise methods that will allow for better monitoring of our health and environment? Perhaps you are also interested in making your ideas a reality and starting your own business or working with research and development within a company? If so, then Bioscience – Molecular Biodesign could be the programme for you.
About the Programme
Molecular Biodesign is a form of biological design that has been developed to deal with a structural or functional biological task. The programme leads to a broad degree in bioscience, with a focus on molecular biology and biotechnology. It is within these fields that your future employment market can be found. Your theoretical knowledge, combined with the molecular methods and tools you will acquire during the programme, can be used within many different areas.
Constituent Courses in the Study Programme
During the first year of the programme, you will learn the basics of laboratory work, cell biology, evolution, genetics, chemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics. You will acquire a broad knowledge of bioscience, and the second year will include advanced studies within molecular biology with a focus on molecular biodesign, biomarkers and laboratory work. You will also learn how to use various types of software to support biomolecular design. During the third year, you will study project management and entrepreneurship, and will apply your knowledge in a practical molecular biodesign project. The whole of the final semester involves working on an experimental bioscience degree project. Teaching takes place in English.
After graduating, you can work in laboratory analyses, product development or applied research within medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, food biotechnology or environmental biotechnology.
Opportunities for Further Study
After completing your studies, you can continue studying at the second-cycle level on one of our master’s programmes in Infection Biology, Molecular Biotechnology or Biomarkers. You will also be eligible for advanced-level studies at other universities, both in Sweden and internationally. The combination of basic and advanced qualifications provides an excellent basis for research-preparatory studies and research, or for product development in both academia and industry.
Research within this Field
Find out more about our research. Systems Biology Research Centre.
Opportunities for International Studies
During your study period, you can choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.
The special prerequisites for this programme, besides basic eligibility for university studies, are the following upper secondary school courses Mathematics B, Science studies B, English B or Mathematics 2a / 2b / 2c, Science studies 2, English 6. The corresponding English proficiency can normally be shown by internationally recognized language tests, such as IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent).
Grade 67%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test 33%.
The courses are conducted in English.
16 October 2020 - 15 January 2021
Application code HS-71214 at universityadmissions.se
When? Where? How?
Study period: 30 August 2021 - 2 June 2024
Location: Skövde, Campus
The pace of study: 100%