About this education
The Master’s Programme in Microbiology aims to give a deeper understanding of how bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa interact with the environment and affect biological systems at molecular, cellular and organism level. Knowledge in microbiology is important in medicine, food industry, agriculture, technology, chemistry, and geology.
In the Master’s Programme you will meet different aspects of microbiology, such as pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology. The identification of new emerging microbial pathogens and the global emergence of multiple antibiotic resistance show that pathogenic microorganisms will remain a very significant health problem in the years to come. In depth knowledge of microorganisms is essential to develop new diagnostic tools, medicines, and vaccines. The programme consists of two compulsory courses, Infection biology and Microbiology, then you can choose among courses such as Immunology, Molecular genetics and Plantmicrobe interactions. The goal of the Master’s programme is to give an insight into the subject through theory, experiments and other relevant work, so that you get a complete understanding of the life of microorganisms. You will also carry out a degree project at the department that is responsible for the programme; The Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute. The Master’s Programme in Microbiology opens career possibilities at public authorities, universities, and industry, especially research and development in biotechnology, pharmacological and medical industry, food industry, as well as nutrition. This Master’s Programme at Stockholm University is also directed towards anyone interested in entering research or research training at the university.