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KTH Royal Institute of Technology MSc Molecular Techniques in Life Science
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

MSc Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Stockholm, سويد

2 Years


دوام كامل

Aug 2024

SEK ٤٠٠٬٠٠٠ *

في الحرم الجامعي

* non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 400,000.


The joint master's programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science fosters graduates for a professional research career in life science. It has a strong focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies and diagnostic tools, coupled with substantial training in data analysis (bioinformatics and programming). The programme is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm, offering students the unique opportunity to study at all three institutions.

Molecular Techniques in Life Science at KTH

Our understanding of biology at a molecular level has advanced dramatically in recent years, enabled by the rapid technological progress in molecular techniques used in all aspects of life science. This has led to the development of new therapies and diagnostic tools for the effective treatment of diseases, as well as novel insights into complex cellular processes at the molecular level.

Through the master's programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science, you will receive a comprehensive education in life science. The programme emphasises cutting-edge methods in bioinformatic analysis of molecular data, including learning how to programme, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology.

The programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers within their respective disciplines, to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The courses give a solid education in molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine. There is a strong focus on high-throughput biology and data analysis, including biostatistics, programming, and the translation of biological findings from the lab bench to the patient bedside. The programme also develops skills and abilities essential to a professional career. These skills and abilities include oral and written presentation, teamwork, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science-related issues, all of which are essential competencies when leading projects in academia and industry.

This is a two-year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme leads to a joint degree between Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University and KTH, and KTH issues the degree certificate.

Degree project

In the last semester of the programme, you will carry out a degree project focused on a research topic related to a subject in the curriculum. You will complete the project in a research group at either Karolinska Institute, KTH, Stockholm University, Science for Life Laboratory, another internationally recognised university or research institute, or in industry. In recent years, students have, amongst other institutions, carried out their projects at Harvard Medical School and the University of Oxford. Examples of previous degree project topics are:

  • Molecular mechanisms of exercise effects on cancer.
  • Use of conditional Generative Adversarial Networks (GANS) for introducing lesions to mammogram data of healthy individuals.
  • Cryo-EM identification of plant cytosolic ribosome-associated protein.
  • Modulation of B cell autoimmunity in experimental Myasthenia gravis with tolerogenic nanoparticles.


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