Master in Innate Immunity in Health and Disease

Örebro University

Program Description

Master in Innate Immunity in Health and Disease

Örebro University

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?

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.

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.

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.

Additional information

The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

First instalment: 69150 SEK Total fee: 276600 SEK

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.

Last updated July 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
276,600 SEK
Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Örebro
Application deadline Request Info
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Duration 2 years
Price 276,600 SEK
First instalment: 69150 SEK Total fee: 276600 SEK