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Biochemistry - Master programme

Programme 120 credits - 2 years - Master's degree

Would you like to become an expert on how proteins are structured and how they work? Equipped with this expertise, you will be at the knowledge frontier and able to help solve medical and biochemical problems at the molecular level. You can pursue a career as a biochemist both within academia and at research-intensive companies.

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Understanding proteins is vital to understand and solve medical and biochemical proteins at a molecular level. The master's programme in chemistry, biochemistry (BIKE) covers 120 ETCS credits and explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins. Upon completion of the programme you will be comfortable using methods for cloning, expression and purification of proteins, as well as several specialised techniques for protein analysis. You will also be able to use and understand scientific publications and be able to independently plan, perform and critically evaluate experiments.

The first year you study advanced courses in biochemistry, protein chemistry and molecular biophysics.
During your second year you choose to do either one or two degree projects within biochemistry that can be carried out at the university or at a company with the relevant research profile.

Program structure: Biochemistry

  • Master's degree project 60 credits or
  • Master's degree project 45 credits and optional course/courses comprising 15 credits or
  • Master's degree project 30 credits and optional course/courses comprising 30 credits


Contact our Study counsellor

Lovisa Andersson
studievagledare [at] kemi [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 83 57