The Master's Programme in Genomics and Systems Biology is recommended for students looking for an exciting and interdisciplinary education at the forefront of modern biology.
In this program you will study how genomes change over time and how life's molecules interact in networks to build up living organisms. This knowledge about the properties of complete biological systems, and not just their individual parts, is also essential in drug development, treatment of diseases and to improve industrial bioprocesses.
Genomics and Systems Biology also opens the way for an understanding of evolution at the molecular level, which has implications for how we assess the adaptability of organisms to changing environmental conditions, such as climate change.
The program gives you practical knowledge of emerging technologies for large-scale analysis of the molecules of life. The explosive development of technology in this field is interdisciplinary, and research and education lies at the intersection of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.
A central aim is to give you the skills to experimentally study all components of a biological system and describe the functional interaction between them in mathematical terms. This modeling enables simulations and predictions about the behavior of the system in various types of perturbations, such as mutations, infections or environmental impact. The program also provides a good understanding of how genomes change over time as a consequence of for example the use of antibiotics, breeding for desired characteristics and chemicals in the environment.
The program is open to students with a biology background who wish to expand their knowledge in functional genomics, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling, molecular evolution, and experimental and computational systems biology. Education is strongly problem-oriented and closely linked to current research, such as bioinformatic analysis of genomes and networks analysis of the interactions between the molecules of life. This close link to research train you in formulating and solving current and future life science issues.
As a graduate student from the master's program in Genomics and Systems Biology you are perfectly suited for the next generation of research challenges in future biotechnology, medicine, pharmaceutical industry or for a career in academia.
University studies of at least three full years, equal to a Bachelor´s degree in Science in Biology or Molecular Biology. English B level or English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 no part under 5.5 or TOEFL 575 p, TWE score 4.5 is also required.
Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.
Autumn 2013, full time (100 %)
There is one intake per year and the semester starts in September.
Application fee: 900 SEK (Does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students).
Tuition fee: Full programme cost 260 000 SEK. First payment 65 000 SEK. (Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students)
Further information on how to apply: www.universityadmissions.se
APPLICATION CODE: GU-11095
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2013-04-15
APPLICATION FEE: 900 SEK (Does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students).
Comments: This admission round is only open for students that don't need to apply for a residence permit/visa (mainly EU/EEA citizens) before they come to Sweden.
Full programme cost 260 000 SEK
First payment 65 000 SEK
Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Application: Apply here
FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY: https://www.antagning.se/
Do you have any questions regarding this programme? Please contact our study advisors
Information about this programme in Swedish.
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