Biomedicine: Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Course · 7.5 credits
This is an elective course within the Master’s Programme in Biomedicine.
The course is comprised of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, with a focus on the stem cell research areas that are particularly strong at Lund University.
The course begins with perspective on cell plasticity and re-programming, and how regeneration functions. During the following weeks, stem cells are studied from different perspectives i.e. focusing on different stem cell niches and their organs. The course covers complications from dysfunctional stem cells in connection with stem cell therapies and tissue engineering, and highlights the legal and ethical questions surrounding stem cell research.
The purpose of the course is to prepare students for work in a field that includes stem cells and regenerative medicine, by introducing ongoing research in the area.
The course is structured around five week-long modules of chosen subjects around stem cells and regenerative medicine. The majority of learning methods in the course are student active, which requires students to prepare before each teaching component as well as constructive participation in the discussions.
Each module contains lectures with experienced stem cell researchers, followed by preparation, analysis and discussion of material in compulsory practical exercises, and concluded by a graded assignment. Students practise extracting relevant information from scientific papers, synthesising information from different sources, presenting orally in different formats, and writing scientifically.
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Email: susanne [dot] destow [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
At least 120 credits in scientific subjects in first or second cycle, of which a minimum of 30 credits in cell biology, 7.5 credits in biochemistry, 15 credits in human physiology, 7.5 credits in immunology, and 7.5 credits in stem cell or developmental biology at the basic level.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
Start Spring Semester 2023
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
16 January 2023 - 15 February 2023
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 22 500
First payment: SEK 22 500
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.