Degree project for the Master Programme in Applied Biotechnology

Program: Master programme in applied biotechnology
Poäng: 15 / 30 / 45 hp

The information presented here applies to students pursuing a degree project. For formal course plans for the different degree projects available, describing prerequisites, expected learning outcomes, content and examination see below.

All master programmes include a Degree project (MSc Thesis), normally performed during the final term of the programme. Exchange students can apply for the degree project courses as part of their exchange programme. All degree projects within bioinformatics, biology and biotechnology are carried out as project courses. The length of a project course may be 10, 20 or 30 weeks, depending on the programme and the requirements for the diploma.

The aim of a degree project course is to train the student in planning, carrying out and reporting independent work. The student should also account for scientific literature in the specific research area. The project is meant to provide contacts with research and development, and often functions as a link between undergraduate and graduate studies, or between studies and the first employment.

The project may be carried out at the university, or in a company or a public authority. The student must have a project supervisor at the department where the project is performed, and a project co-ordinator at the Biology Education Centre. The co-ordinator functions as a "course leader", admits a student to the project, supports him/her while working, and grades his/her work.

For admission a student will need transcripts showing that the prerequisites as detailed in the guidelines are met. The degree project course is concluded with a written report of the work submitted to the co-ordinator, and an oral report to the co-ordinator and a group of fellow students. The student must also present opposition to the work of one or two fellow students.

Course syllabus


Kenta Okamoto
Department for Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM)
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Last modified: 2022-01-21