Reasons to choose

  • Strong focus on building practical laboratory skills and techniques at advanced level
  • Close connection to world leading research

Programme structure

Two years full time study, 120 credits, awarding an MSc in Microbiology.

The Master’s program in Microbiology aims to provide a complete understanding of the life of microorganisms with courses in microbiology and infection biology. There is plenty of space within the programme to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective and optional courses so you can pursue a programme adapted to your chosen career path.

First year

Autumn Spring
Elective or optional course Microbiology
Immunology Infection Biology             


Second year

Autumn Spring

Optional courses and/or degree project

Degree project


Degree projects are carried out in ongoing research projects within the current research areas at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW).

Recent degree projects

  • Modelling transmigration of Toxoplasma gondii across polarized cell monolayers

  • Characterization of dendritic cell lines JAWS II and MUTZ-3 as a model for Toxoplasma gondii-induced hypermigration

  • The relevance of Staphylococcus aureus´ SigB in the paradoxical response to Ciprofloxacin

Career prospects

The skills and knowledge you will attain on the  Master's degree in Microbiology open many career possibilities.  These include public authorities, universities and especially research and development within biotechnology, and the pharmacological, food and medical industries. The programme gives you the eligibility to continue with PhD studies.


The Microbiology programme requires a solid background in molecular biology, as well as good understanding of chemistry. Specifically expect the equivalent to our Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology: at least one year's fulltime studies in molecular biology including one semester of chemistry, particularly biochemistry.

We look forward to your application!