Infections are a serious threat to the survival of humans, animals and plants on Earth. Our knowledge of the processes that govern microbial life and evolution must increase if we are to solve acute problems of antimicrobial resistance. This is of particular importance for developing countries where microbial infections are more widespread and might have devastating consequences. The Master’s Programme in Infection Biology integrates human and veterinary medicine, drug development and food safety.
WHY THIS PROGRAMME?
The Master’s Programme in Infection Biology allows you to take advantage of Uppsala’s strong environment for research and education in infection biology. The city has two universities, two university hospitals as well as three national authorities responsible for food safety, medical products and outbreak surveillance. In combination, this offers a broad competence for those who have an interest in infection biology.
During the programme you can expect to:
- learn to identify and analyse problems from complex contexts, and define strategies and practical approaches to address and solve them.
- be able to evaluate global problems in infection biology from economical, ecological and ethical perspectives.
- meet and work with teachers and researchers from two universities and two university hospitals.
You have a sound interest in all aspects of infection biology, from molecular mechanisms to surveillance on a global arena. You have a solid theoretical base in the relevant topics and also a practical experience which makes you feel confident to perform experimental lab work.
You are naturally curious and have an analytical attitude to critically analyse and reflect on problems and are creative and innovative enough to come up with and share your own ideas. You enjoy problem solving both individually and in teams and you are prepared to work hard and take full responsibility for your studies. You are open-minded and will take the opportunity to broaden your horizon towards different future options.
As a PhD education is a distinct possibility in your future you will value coming in close contact with front-line research and prominent researchers addressing different aspects of infection biology.
The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with Infection Biology as the main field of study.
A Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be in biology, bio-/medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical bioscience, (pharmaceutical) chemistry, medical science, agriculture, animal science, veterinary medicine or education giving knowledge in cell biology, genetics, (bio)chemistry and molecular biology. Knowledge and previous experience of laboratory work.
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
- IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 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: CAE, CPE
Selection: Students are selected based on:
- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies with emphasis on grades in relevant fields;
- a statement of purpose;
- a summary in English (1-2 pages) of a degree project; and
- experience of laboratory work.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000
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