Master in Biomedicine


Program Description

The Master's Degree Program in Biomedicine offers a unique training opportunity in molecular biosciences combined with medicine at the UEF School of Medicine. The training advances your knowledge in the most recent developments of molecular biomedicine and its translational opportunities, focusing on genome-based prognostics and diagnostics as well as personalized treatments.

The thesis-based graduate program is research-intensive and has been developed by experienced teachers and scientists at the Institute of Biomedicine, A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, and School of Pharmacy. It provides you with a solid background for e.g. in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and also for postgraduate studies. The master thesis project is conducted in research groups in the UEF or for an industrial partner.


Experts of biomedicine are an increasingly important link between medicine and natural sciences. In tomorrow's labor market, these experts will have entirely new kinds of roles. There is a need for biomedical experts in research, companies, and the healthcare sector alike. For instance, personalized patient care calls for an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of diseases, as well as mastery of rapidly developing technologies and data masses. Biomedicine is an international field in which it is easier to find employment abroad than for example in the field of medicine, which is more closely nationally regulated. International career prospectives are enhanced by the fact that biomedicine education is offered in English

MSc graduating from Biomedicine are working as:

  • Researchers (universities, research institutes, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device companies)
  • Development and quality management officers
  • Medical science liaisons (healthcare consulting professionals who are employed by the above-mentioned companies)
  • Teachers (universities, polytechnics)
  • Officials (state/municipal government, EU agencies)
  • Entrepreneurs

Tuition fees and scholarships

Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state* are liable to pay the tuition fee of 15 000 € per academic year. For details about exemptions please visit Studyinfo

The University of Eastern Finland offers scholarships for non-EU/EEA students i.e. 80 percent of non-EU/EEA students in the Biomedicine MSc program are granted a scholarship in the form of partial tuition fee waiver. Decisions on the scholarships are made on the basis of the academic merits of applicants.

Scholarships are awarded for two academic years with the stipulation that the student must have completed 55 ECTS credits per academic year. The Academic Rector may award a discretionary scholarship for the second academic year to those students who sought but were not successful in receiving a scholarship for their first year. The prerequisite number of study credits relating to the progress of students in their first academic year is also applied to discretionary scholarships.

There is no separate application for the scholarship. All applicants need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for a scholarship need to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The decision about the scholarship is made in conjunction with student admission, and the student is notified of the outcome in the letter of acceptance.

The scholarship does not cover living costs. Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. 800 € per month) and other study-related costs from their own financial resources.

Other mandatory fees: Membership of the Student Union. Further information is available on the website of the Student Union.

  • EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.
  • EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
  • Switzerland (non-EU/EEA).
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is the most multidisciplinary university in Finland. Our high standard of interdisciplinary research and education respond to global challenges and build a sust ... Read More

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is the most multidisciplinary university in Finland. Our high standard of interdisciplinary research and education respond to global challenges and build a sustainable future. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. Read less
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