Master's Programme in Biomedicine

Karolinska Institutet

Program Description

Master's Programme in Biomedicine

Karolinska Institutet


The Master's Programme in Biomedicine gives students an in-depth knowledge within the broad and expanding biomedical field and specialises in creating new and advanced skills for the improvement of human health.

The programme provides a solid platform for independent research and the application of new knowledge within the field of molecular medicine. The programme focuses on understanding disease mechanisms, particularly for the most common and widespread diseases, which may lead to the future development of methods for diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.


Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world's leading universities in the biomedical field. The Master's Programme in Biomedicine is research-oriented and runs in close association with KI’s renowned research environment. The programme focuses on basic biological knowledge and how it is used to drive medical developments forward. The first part of the programme provides a general, advanced biomedical base. Students may then develop a more personalised study through deeper exploration of one of KI’s research areas, by taking elective courses and/or performing independent research projects.

Programme outline

*might be subject to changes

Semester 1

  • Applied communication in biomedicine 1 including philosophy of science and bioethics
  • Frontiers in translational medicine

Semester 2

  • Laboratory animal science in theory and practice
  • Applied communication in biomedicine
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics

Elective courses

  • Junior research project
  • From Science to business

Semester 3

  • Applied communication in biomedicine
  • Applied communication in biomedicine
  • Research project

Elective tracks

  • Neuroscience
  • Tumor Biology
  • Advanced course in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine
  • Immunology and infection biology
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Endocrinology, obesity and diabetes

Semester 4

  • Degree project

Career opportunities

The programme provides a solid foundation for graduates wishing to continue with studies at the doctoral level (PhD). It also provides possibilities for a career in the field of research, or for research-related occupations, both within academia or the life science industry.


Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biotechnology, cellular and molecular biology or medicine.

Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 on written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 on written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.


The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process.

Contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions,

Application and tuition fees

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

  • Total amount: 400 000 SEK
  • First instalment: 100 000 SEK
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
400,000 SEK
Jan. 16, 2017
Open to applications 18 October 2016 - 16 January 2017.
Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Stockholm
Application deadline Jan. 16, 2017
Open to applications 18 October 2016 - 16 January 2017.
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 400,000 SEK

Master's Programme in Biomedicine