Biology: Molecular Genetics
The course aims at giving a solid foundation in modern molecular genetics. It is intended to be an important part in a Bachelor's exam in Molecular Biology. It will also work as preparation for further studies in a Master's programme in molecular biology or related topics. The focus will be on understanding central principles and fundamental mechanisms for the organization, replication, expression, variation, and evolution of the genetic material, as well on methods for molecular genetic analyses and gene technology. We are building on your knowledge from previous courses and aim at developing, deepening, and broadening your insights and skills in molecular biology and molecular genetics. The course will emphasize commonalities between different types of organisms, and will therefore be useful for students with many different types of specializations or interests. A main theme of the course is to understand molecular genetics as an experimental discipline, and to appreciate how knowledge in the field is based on experimental evidence. For this purpose, there will be extensive training in reading, evaluating, and discussing scientific papers, as well as in searching, summarizing, and presenting information related to the topic. The course will give orientation and theoretical knowledge about modern molecular genetic methods and tools, and insights into how these contribute to progress in areas like medical genetics, cancer, biotechnology, population genetics, ecology, and evolution.
More information can be found at http://www.biology.lu.se/education/courses/advanced-courses/molecular-genetics-15-cr
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christina [dot] ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
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90 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, MOBA03 Molecular Biology 15 ECTS credits and Chemistry 20 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 35 000
First payment: SEK 35 000
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