Do you want to know more about infectious diseases and to understand why some individuals get a severe life-threatening disease, whereas others are only mildly affected?
The international Master program 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 program will prepare you for Ph.D. doctoral studies or for work with biomedical issues in the industry or in the healthcare system. The programme is offered in cooperation with national and international research groups.
The program 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 program will give you knowledge and skills to use the 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 programs, 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 specialized 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 program will prepare students for future Ph.D. doctoral studies. After completing the programme the student has possibilities of finding employment in the pharmaceutical or biotechnical industry, with authorities as well as in the healthcare system.
The application period is open from October 16th, 2017 - January 15th, 2018.
Cost & Fees
First installment: 71220 SEK, Total fee: 284880 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.
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Last updated November 29, 2017