Biology: Molecular Biotechnology
This course reviews some of the most exciting topics within yeast and mammalian genetics, cell biology and molecular biology, and looks for possible applications of these topics in biotechnology, medicine, drug development, food technology, etc. This course also provides a view on innovations, patents, start-up companies, and is therefore a good preparation for work in biotech and biomedical industry. The course includes an experimental part on either genetics, cell biology, molecular biology or bioinformatics of bacterial, yeast or mammalian cells, trying to solve applied problems in the lab. For example, (i) you can do a screening for mutants of suicide genes useful for anti-cancer gene therapy, or (ii) analyze the genome of a yeast important in wine industry, etc. This course also contains a large literature project on molecular and cell biology or genetics topics, which also have an applied aspect. For example, you can write a project on: (i) molecular targets for novel antibiotica against multi-resistant microbes, (ii) GMO yeast strains in future food products, (iii) efficient and selective delivery systems in gene therapy, etc. The "classical" exam is replaced by written project reports and their oral presentations. The course concludes with two comprehensive written projects and two oral presentations of the selected theoretical and lab projects.
More information can be found at http://www.biology.lu.se/education/courses/advanced-courses/molecular-biotechnology-15-cr
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christina [dot] ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
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135 ECTS credits Science studies including courses corresponding to MOBA01 Cell Biology 15 ECTS credits, BIOA01 Genetics and Microbiology 15 ECTS credits, MOBA02 Chemistry of the Cell 15 ECTS credits, Chemistry 20 ECTS credits, MOBA03 Molecular Biology 15 ECTS credits and a relevant advanced molecular biology course 15 ECTS credits. English 6/English Course B.
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.
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 you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se 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 www.universityadmissions.se. 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 on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if 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.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 36 250
First payment: SEK 36 250
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 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
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 Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
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.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance