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  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

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    The goal is to educate students with leading competence in biomedical research that are well prepared for independent work in medical research and development, also in leading positions, in an academic environment as well as in private or public sectors.

    The first semester of studies is devoted to advanced studies including state of the art experimental laboratory work with methodology of high relevance for biomedical research areas. Applied biostatistics that relates to questions raised during the courses given this semester, Cell and Tissue Culturing and Experimental Animal Models, are embedded.

    The second semester gives possibilities to individually profile the education depending on field of interest. There are several elective courses within several areas, such as cancer, immunology or neurosciences. The third semester also contains elective courses that can be chosen based on interest. Among the courses offered, some are related to future PhD studies and others to professions outside the academy, e.g. work within pharmaceutical companies. During the last semester an independent research project should be performed either at the university or at private companies, in Sweden or abroad. The program includes 2 years of full-time studies (120 ECTS). It is given by the Medical Faculty, and leads to a Master of Medical Science, with a Major in Biomedicine. The education is given in a research environment at the newly established Biomedical Research Centre in Lund.

    The first semester of studies is devoted to advanced studies including state of the art experimental laboratory work

    with methodology of high relevance for biomedical research areas. Applied biostatistics that relates to questions raised during the courses given this semester, Cell and Tissue Culturing and Experimental Animal Models, are embedded.

    During the second semester, as well as the first half of the third semester, the student may individually adapt his/her studies depending on area of interest. Examples of electives are Tumour Biology, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Virology, and Immunology. The second half of the third semester is devoted to preperations for a future profession as a scientist, including e.g. theory of science, scientific communication and publication and ethics in science.

    During the last semester and independant research project should be perfomed, either at the University or at a private company in Sweden or abroad.

    Compulsory courses: Cell and Tissue Culture, including Biostatistics (15 ECTS credits), Experimental Animal Models

    in Biomedical Research, including Biostatistics (15 ECTS credits), Masters degree thesis (30 ECTS credits).

    Electives: The student may choose among a number of courses given by the Medical and the Natural Science Faculties, respectively, to create her/his profile of interest.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Prerequisites A Bachelor s degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology or medicine, including a degree project of 15 credits in a biomedical or science subject. The degree must include 30 credits of basic chemistry of which at least 15 credits are in biochemistry, cell chemistry or the equivalent, 45 credits of basic cell biology comprising cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics or evolutionary biology, at least 10 credits of physiology and at least 30 credits of molecular medicine, pathobiology, toxicology and/or pharmacology.English B (advanced) language proficiency shall be demonstrated in one of the following ways: * IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5) * TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90 * Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English * A Bachelors degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities * A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school). Selection An assessment is made of the quality of the applicants previous studies, relevant professional or research experience and stated reasons for applying to the programme, Applicants are to submit a statement of purpose, the degree project and/or employer s certificate. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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    Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

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