Innate Immunity in Health and Disease, 120 credits

Do you want to know more about infectious diseases and to understand why some individuals get severe life-threatening disease, whereas others are only mildly affected?

Programme info

Specific entry requirements

This programme requires previous university studies. More information about requirements

Tuition fees

EU citizens

If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.

Non - EU citizens

Tuition fee, first instalment: 70080 SEK

Total fee: 280320 SEK

The international Master programme Innate Immunity in Health and Disease leads to a Master Degree in Medical Sciences and will give you in-depth knowledge in microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology essential for understanding the function of the innate immune system. The Master programme will prepare you for PhD doctoral studies or for work with biomedical issues in the industry or in the health care system. The programme is offered in cooperation with national and international research groups.

The programme is concerned with questions in relation to the function of the innate immune system. You will learn more about how the innate immune system detects and eliminates pathogenic microorganism, infection strategies for different species of virus and bacteria and the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind inflammatory responses. The Master programme will give you knowledge and skills to use advanced scientific methodology and you will be trained to design, perform and interpret laboratory research in the area of inflammation and infection medicine.
Part of the program is intertwined with two other Master programmes, each supported by the three strong research environments in medicine at Örebro University. The joint courses will provide a broader insight in to some of the general aspects influencing public health in society today. All courses are taught in English.

Programme syllabus Innate Immunity in Health and Disease, 120 credits

Qualifications (degree awarded)

Degree of Master of Arts/Science [120 credits]


The programme will prepare students for future PhD doctoral studies. After completing the programme the student has possibilities of finding employment at the pharmaceutical or biotechnical industry, with authorities as well as in the health care system.


Level: Second cycle

Language of instruction: English

First semester: Autumn 2017

Pace of study: Full-time

Study venue: Örebro

School: School of Medical Sciences

Study places: 20

Selection: Number of credits obtained within the qualifying main field of study no later than on the closing date for applications.

Specific entry requirements: Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Master of Science in Medicine, or Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine. Alternatively a first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study biomedicine, biomedical laboratory science, biology or medicine. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Application period closed

Application code: ORU-89705


School of Medical Sciences

Student Counsellor: Marie-Louise Larsson

Phone: +46 19303000 (switchboard)

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Head of programme: Allan Sirsjö