The Master's program in Biomedicine will shed light on contemporary problems and methods in biomedicine. You will be trained in experimental work as well as written and oral presentations of independent scientific papers.

We offer a high quality laboratory course (MBI-3010), where you will be trained in cell culturing, detection and expression of DNA, RNA and proteins, imaging, electron microscopy, histological analysis and immunohistochemistry. You will also be trained in health and safety procedures in laboratories.

After passing the laboratory course you will start working on your master project. You will work under supervision alongside our researchers in one of our research groups. We offer an international research-environment with researchers from all corners of the world. Your specialization will be chosen according to the project you choose to work with. Your project thus will be based on research performed by one of the researchgroups at the Department of Medical Biology (IMB). You are expected to do individual research under supervision. The Master's thesis is expected to be an independent body of scientific work performed and presented by each student.

The Master's degree Program of Biomedicine is two years in length, and a total of 120 ECTS (see Table 1). Approximately half of the program, 60 ECTS focus on academic specialization. The remaining 60 ECTS are used to specialize in various areas of biomedicine.

Elective courses:

There will be elective courses available in biomedical topics, amongst these topics are cancerbiology, genetics, infection/inflammation - courses will be announced at a later date. The courses currently listed in the table are available for the spring semester of 2019.

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites Bachelor degree in Biomedicine
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Tromsø
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English