Biomedicine: Biomedical Profession

Course · 15 credits


The aim of the course is to prepare students for research and development work, partly to enable them to complete a degree project within the programme and partly to prepare them for future work within the academy as well as in pharmaceutical and other business and industry. The course content corresponds to the compulsory course component for doctoral students admitted at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University.

The following components are included in the course:

  • rules and principles of research ethics, Swedish legislation on ethical review, ethical considerations with regard to research and immaterial rights
  • regulations with regard to gene-modified microorganisms (GMM) and an orientation in good laboratory practice (GLP)
  • research within the life science industry (a seminar series with invited representatives from business and industry)
  • project plan (theory and practice)
  • systematic information searches in databases, bibliometrics
  • oral research presentations including an orientation in theories of
  • cognitive and behavioural science, focusing on non-verbal communication patterns in the context of presentations, stress reactions and voice management,
  • academic writing (research applications) including popular science summaries,
  • evaluation of research results, peer review and constructive criticism
  • publishing methods including graphical tools
  • biostatistical methods including statistical description (average, standard deviation,
  • normal distribution, confidence interval, reference range), statistical analysis (significance, strength, hypothesis testing, p-value, transformation, parametric and non-parametric tests, paired and unpaired tests, correlation, regression, Anova), clinical information value (sensitivity and specificity, roc curves, predictive values). An introduction to epidemiological research and SPSS.
  • basic bioinformatics (databases, sequence alignment, finding sequences sequence analysis, protein structure)
  • supervision at a laboratory

Closed for applications

Application opportunities


Study Advisor:
Alexandra Odenmar
046-222 71 21
alexandra [dot] odenmar [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Students must have at least 60 credits in the Master of Science programme in Biomedicine.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.

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.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Study Options

There are no open applications at the moment.

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 where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • 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 Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • 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 and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column 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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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 45 000

First payment: SEK 45 000

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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or 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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

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.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations