Biomedicine - Master Programme
Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits
Our goal is to give the students all the competences needed for a scientific career and prepare them for independent biomedical research and development. The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science, with a major in Biomedicine and specialisation in either industrial or experimental biomedical research. Most of the teaching takes place in research environments at the Biomedical Research Centre in Lund with parts of the teaching located at Max lab IV/European Spallation Source (ESS). All teachers are active research scientists.
The first semester is devoted to advanced studies, including experimental design, scientific communication and state-of-the-art experimental laboratory work using methodologies that are highly relevant for biomedical research areas. Applied biostatistics and ethics are embedded in the semester’s courses. During the second semester, you can individually adapt your studies depending on your areas of interest by selecting elective courses, such as molecular neurobiology, tumour biology, metabolic disease and stem cell biology.
The second year is devoted to preparations for a future profession as a biomedical scientist within academic or life science research. Competences in leadership, application strategies and presentation techniques are combined with either research project management or drug development and clinical trials as the start of a research track with a Master’s degree completed at the University or at a life science company in Sweden or abroad.
COMPULSORY COURSES: Experimental Design and Scientific Communication, Biomedical Methods and Experimental Animal Models, Biomedicine – the Profession, and either the academic or industrial research track.
ELECTIVES: You may choose among a number of courses at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science to create your own specialisation.
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Email: susanne [dot] destow [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
To be admitted to the programme, students must
- meet the general entry requirements and have a Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits in biomedicine, bioengineering, cell and molecular biology or medicine, including an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits in biomedicine or science. Furthermore, the student’s previous studies must include at least 15 credits in biochemistry, at least 20 credits in basic cell biology (cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics and/or developmental biology), at least 5 credits in immunology, at least 5 credits in microbiology, at least 7.5 credits in human physiology and at least 30 credits in molecular medicine, pathobiology, pharmacology and/or toxicology, and
- have proficiency in English corresponding to a pass in English B/English 6 at a Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.
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 Autumn Semester 2023
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
28 August 2023 - 8 June 2025
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.
* Svensk student?
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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.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 400 000
First payment: SEK 100 000
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 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.