Individual courses

Individual courses can be carried out at any time of the year and at less than full-time study rate if requested. However, make sure to apply for the course during regular semester periods, preferably at least two weeks before planning to commence the work in order to be registered on time. To be insured during the work, it is important that you be registered on the course before you start. Read the student instructions carefully before contacting a supervisor. Also, have this person read the supervisor instructions before s/he signs the application form. You apply for the course directly with the coordinator (see below) and not at antagning.se or universityadmission.se. Upon completion of the course, we very much would appreciate you handing in a filled-out course evaluation.

Which course to choose?

Literature project is intended to give training in searching the literature and in writing an essay, but it is also meant to give an opportunity to delve deeper into a subject, relevant to your education, that you find particularly interesting. Sources of information could be the library, databases on the Internet as well as teachers and researchers (through interviews, informal discussions or seminars) – it is however important that at large part of the information is obtained from original scientific references. You contact someone with expertise in the field you choose and who can act as your supervisor to provide help and support. The final outcome of the course is that you write a report in review-article style.

Documents for Literature project:
Application
Student instructions
Supervisor instructions
Supervisor certificate
Title page for the report
 

Literature projects can be taken by:
Master students in biology (5 hp 1BG369, 10 hp 1BG370)
Master students in Applied Biotechnology (5 hp 1BG356)
Master students in Bioinformatics (5 hp 1MB782, 10 hp 1MB783)
Engineering students in Molecular Biotechnology (5 hp 1MB785, 10 hp 1MB786)

Research training aims to give an insight into research and development - how it is organized and implemented in practical terms. You get an opportunity to follow and to take part in the practical work, which may encompass several different things in order to get a complete picture of the place where you perform your Research training. As part of the course, you and your supervisor chose literature that covers a theory section from a relevant subject area. You then get to study and learn this theory. You and your supervisor also agree on how to make use of the literature for your work and for a minor examination. Furthermore, you are expected to give a short oral presentation as well as establish a written report for the training period.

Documents for Research training:
Application
Student instructions
Supervisor instructions
Supervisor certificate
Title page for the report

Research training can be taken by:
Master students in Biology (10 hp 1BG363, 15 hp 1BG364, 20 hp 1BG365)
Master students in Applied Biotechnology (10 hp 1BG363, 15 hp 1BG364, 20 hp 1BG365)
Master students in Bioinformatics (10 hp 1MB803, 15 hp 1MB804, 20 hp 1MB805)
Engineering students in Molecular Biotechnology (10 hp 1MB773, 15 hp 1MB774, 20 hp 1MB775)

Project work provides an opportunity to delve deeper into a subject, but also to give insight into and basic knowledge about how project work is pursued. You get the opportunity to, under supervision, as far as possible independently plan, implement and present a delimited work in project format. During the course you are expected to 1) delimit and plan for the intended project, 2) search for, evaluate and critically compile already available information in the field, 3) chose appropriate methods for your survey, 4) carry out your investigation as well as interpret and evaluate the obtained results, 5) in a relevant way, orally and in writing, present the obtained results.

Documents for Project work:
Application
Student instructions
Supervisor instructions
Supervisor certificate
Title page for the report

Project work can be taken by:
Master students in Biology (10 hp 1BG366, 15 hp 1BG367, 30 hp 1BG368)
Master students in Applied Biotechnology (10 hp 1BG366, 15 hp 1BG367, 30 hp 1BG368)
Master students in Bioinformatics (10 hp 1MB820, 20 hp 1MB822)

Coordinators:
For Master students in Biology, the coordinator is Per Alström, per.alstrom@ebc.uu.se, 018-471 2702. Visiting address: Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC), Norbyvägen 18D.

For Master students in Applied Biotechnology, Master students in Bioinformatics, and Engineering students in Molecular Biotechnology, the coordinator is Margareta Krabbe, margareta.krabbe@ibg.uu.se, 018- 471 4836, Visiting address: Biomedical Centre (BMC), Husargatan 3, A8:1