Master's Programme in Experimental Medicine, 120 credits

Start term: Autumn 2021 (open)

This two-year MSc programme offers you both broad and specialised knowledge in experimental medicine. During your second year, you select between one of three profiles: cardiovascular biomedicine, inflammation in health and disease or nutrition-gut-brain interaction.

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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.

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: 73350 SEK

Total fee: 293400 SEK

The Master’s programme in Experimental Medicine gives you a broad insight into general aspects that affect public health in today’s society. The main focus of the programme is on inflammatory mechanisms and their implication for public health, as many of the common diseases worldwide share an inflammation process as a common denominator. You will gain knowledge and skills in modern experimental medical and laboratory science, as well as in-depth knowledge of cell biology, immunology, human genetics and bioinformatics, and translational medicine.

This MSc programme is research preparatory and the Master’s degree provides you with a platform for research and development, and prepares you for an international career in academia, industry, government and healthcare.

Teaching on the Master’s programme is interactive with an active dialogue between teachers and students. Your teachers are active researchers, who take their current research into the classroom. The programme focuses on the application of theoretical knowledge as well as individual practical skills in order to translate theory into a contextual understanding of experimental medicine and the profile specialisation of your choice. The programme is offered by the School of Medical Sciences and the language of instruction is English.

During the second year of the MSc programme, you select one of three profiles hosted by well-established research environments at the School of Medical Sciences: Cardiovascular Research Centre, Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Centre (iRiSC) and Nutrition-Gut-Brain Interactions Research Centre (NGBI). In addition to specific course work within your profile, you will conduct a comprehensive individual MSc degree project in a profile-specific topic of your choice.

As a student on the Master’s Programme in Experimental Medicine, you are offered a personal mentoring programme. This is designed to help you progress throughout the programme, in terms of defining current and future goals, prospects, and career planning.

Programme syllabus Master's Programme in Experimental Medicine, 120 credits

This two-year programme comprises 120 credits and leads to a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). The main field of study for the degree is medicine. For year two, students choose between three profiles: Cardiovascular biomedicine, Inflammation in health and disease, and Nutrition-gut-brain interaction.

The programme opens with the course Medicine, second cycle, Cell and Molecular Biology in Inflammatory Processes, 30 credits. Students then taken the courses Medicine, second cycle, Human Genomics and Functional Genomics Data, 7.5 credits; and Medicine, second cycle, Translational Medicine, 15 credits; followed by Medicine, second cycle, Personalised Medicine and System Biology, 7.5 credits.

For students opting for the profile Cardiovascular biomedicine, year two opens with the course Medicine, second cycle, Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease, 15 credits. For students opting for the profile Inflammation in health and disease, year two opens with the course Medicine, second cycle, Inflammatory responses, 15 credits. For students opting for the profile Nutrition-gut-brain interaction, year two opens with the course Medicine, second cycle, Nutrition-Gut-Brain Physiology, 15 credits. All profiles conclude with the course Medicine, second cycle, Degree Project in Medicine, 45 credits.

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.

First semester: Autumn semester 2021

Pace of study: Full Time

Level: Second Cycle

Study places: 20

Selection: Number of credits obtained no later than on the last application date

Study venue: Örebro

School: School of Medical Sciences

Qualifications: Degree of Master of Arts/Science [120 credits]

Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.

Head of programme: Alexander Persson

Application code ORU-M8100

This MSc programme will prepare you for an international career in either academia, with the option of pursuing PhD studies, or in the public or private sectors, seeking employment with authorities, the pharmaceutical or biotechnical industry, government, or healthcare.

This MSc programme is deeply embedded in research and you will be very well prepared for future PhD studies after you graduate. However, Örebro University cannot promise any PhD positions automatically for graduates from the Master’s programme. We can however help you to create the personal networks needed to be successful in a future research career.

Yes, of course. However, your first point of contact is the study advisor. They can then put you in direct contact with one of our students.

In short yes. But during the profile year and the degree project, you are free to undertake your studies anywhere in the world. The most important thing is that it is a project you are really interested in. Many of our students do their projects at other universities in Sweden.

Most students have no problem at all finding a project. We think it is important that you find a project that you are really interested in and the coordinators can help you with contacts to find the right lab and project for you.

Absolutely! In fact, all teachers on the programme are active researchers and they will bring their newest research into the teaching and involve you in it.

The teaching involves several hands-on wet labs where you will design, perform and interpret the results of various experiments. In addition, during the profile year your work is performed at a lab in a project of your choosing. Moreover, in silico analyses will be performed aiming at training you in the work with large datasets and computer-based methods.

Teaching entails both lectures, dry labs, wet labs, tutorial groups, demonstrations and seminars. Different teaching methods are used to best approach each topic. However, the Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach is the overarching pedagogic model.

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  • Study Advisor: Malin Bertilsson

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Master's Programme in Experimental Medicine