All masters in biology are organized and managed by Department of Biology Education (BIG). On the BIG website, you can find information about the programs structure and entry requirements and on how to apply to programs.


Masters program in Molecular Life Sciences

Molecular life sciences aims to understand the structure, function and regulation of biological systems at molecular, cell and organism levels. The subject is broad and many different fields interact. Molecular life sciences is characterised by very rapidly growing need to gather knowledge, extensive technological advances, and the establishment of new subdisciplines. This means that our understanding of living organisms is rapidly increasing, and that we in this way can obtain powerful new tools for applications in biotechnology and biopharmacology. A Master’s degree in Molecular Life Sciences opens a broad spectrum of career opportunities both within and outside of the academic sphere. Important parts of industry and society require deep knowledge within molecular life sciences, from biomedical research and pharmaceuticals development to the effect of the environment on biological systems, quality assurance of foodstuffs, and nutritional science. This programme is also, naturally, highly appropriate for students who plan to carry out research in the exciting field of molecular life sciences.


Masters program in Microbiology

If you want to study how microorganisms interact with their environment and surroundings? Want to know how microbes affect us in health and disease? Then the master's program in Microbiology is an excellent choice. A high level of flexibility, you can choose and control your direction and the desired profile.


Masters program in Toxicology

The master program in Toxicology is aimed to give a deep understanding behind the mechanisms of toxic agents in biological systems at a molecular, cellular and organism level. The program is interdisciplinary and includes many different areas. A Master exam in Toxicology opens your possibilities for jobs in different authorities and industry. You can choose for direction towards Environmental Toxicology or Radiation Biology. You will take in a project work at the department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology (GMT). In addition, the program for Master in Toxicology at Stockholm University is available and suitable for persons with interest in science and research.



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