Biomedicine - Master Programme

Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits

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The programme is given in an internationally leading research environment at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University. All teachers within the programme are active researchers within the field of Biomedicine.

You will be trained to perform independent biomedical research within academic institutions and life-science industry. You will be offered the tools to be able to work in a global context, through student-centred teaching activities and practical training in an international environment.

 The programme offers;
  • High flexibility; you can create your own study plan according to your specific interest
  • State-of-the-art technologies are practiced and taught
  • Wide range of elective courses; e.g. neurobiology, tumour biology, stem cell biology, metabolic diseases and/or independent research projects
  • studies abroad with one of our international partner universities or internship within a life-science company
  • You can choose to perform thesis work in an academic or life-science environment
 Career prospects

The majority of our graduates progress to PhD studies at Lund University or other national and international research institutions. Other graduates work in the life-science industry with tasks involving patents, clinical trials, medical writing or research. Many of our former students are today PI’s (Principal Investigators) within academic research institution or hold leading positions in industry. 

More information can be found at


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Application opportunities

This programme will be open for applications from 16 October to 15 January.

Programme syllabus

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Programme Director:
Magnus Hillman,
magnus [dot] hillman [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se,


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

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology or molecular medicine, including an independent biomedical research project. The degree must include basic chemistry and biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, genetics, microbiology, human physiology and molecular medicine. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

An assessment is made of the quality of the applicants previous studies, relevant professional or research experience and stated reasons for applying to the programme. Applicants are to fill in and submit a Master s in Biomedicine profile and all merits must be certified with supporting documentation.

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.


Start Autumn Semester 2020

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

31 August 2020 - 5 June 2022


Closed for applications

Start Autumn Semester 2021

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

30 August 2021 - 4 June 2023


Will open for applications 2020-10-16

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 (see 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 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.

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Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also fill in and submit your personal Biomedicine Profile Portfolio, your degree project (if applicable) and relevant certificates when you apply for this programme.

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 360 000

First payment: SEK 90 000

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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

*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