Samir Molecular Science Masters
Samir Molecular Science Masters

“There are some leading researchers in my field here so Stockholm was one of the universities I really wanted to attend,” explains Samir. “The research profile of genetic toxicology was something that particularly interested me.”

Samir sees the International Master’s in Molecular Science as an important stepping stone for his intended career.
“I want to do a PhD and further research in genetic toxicity. The Master’s is is an important foundation to achieve that aim,” says Samir, who even on a late Friday afternoon is eager to get back to the lab to continue his experiments. “Lab facilities are really good.”
The Master’s programme in Molecular Science gives graduate students a broad education in the subject, drawing on faculty’s research expertise in molecular life sciences.
“I like that it’s a flexible programme,” says Samir. “We have quite a lot of choice about the direction we want to take. There are courses in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology. You can also take molecular physiology, and immunology.”
As part of the programme every student will do a Master’s thesis as well as following a number of taught course.
“We have the chance to do our project at one of the departments who collaborate in the programme like Microbiology and Toxicology, Botany, and Cell Biology, and several others. This is good,” says Samir. “You can go in the direction you want.”
Students can, in fact, work with a wide range of collaborating departments: Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology, Botany, and Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology and Physiology at the Wenner-Gren Institute.
“I’m happy I came to Stockholm. This master’s will, I think, help me get to where I want to go next. Doctoral studies maybe here, maybe in the Netherlands or Spain.”

Text: Jon Buscall