Study biomedicine in Tromsø! We offer training in contemporary and experimental methods, and give you professional supervision on writing and presenting a master thesis.
We offer teaching on topics such as cancer, heart function and failure, inflammatory disorders, immunity, bacterial colonization and antimicrobial resistance etc. You will be qualified for work in research and development within the biomedical sciences, and clinical laboratory sciences. You will have career options related to the translation of knowledge and methods of medical subjects, and bioprospecting. The masters' degree will also make you qualified for PhD programs.
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-3012), 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.
In the second semester you will choose 3 elective courses (30 ECTS). International students will attend courses in Tromsø while Norwegian students also have the opportunity to go abroad as exchange students. There will be elective courses available in biomedical topics, as listed in the table (programme structure).
After passing the laboratory- and the elective courses, you will be able to start working on your master project (3rd and 4th semester - a total of 60 ECTS). 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.
When you have completed the Masterprogram in biomedicine, you are expected to have advanced and comprehensive knowledge of biomedical methodology, theories, concepts and scientific approaches specified by the following learning outcomes:
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With a Master's degree in biomedicine you will be prepared for a range of exciting assignments related to research and the development of methods in business, management and research-oriented institutions where the demands for qualified professionals are increasing.
Career options may include: molecular diagnostics, medical research, fisheries, food processing, public administration, educational institutions at all levels, the pharmaceutical industry, private research and innovation enterprises, technical positions at hospitals, universities and other laboratories.
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Elective courses (30 ECTS)
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Admission to the programme requires a 3-year bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification in Biomedicine. An additional requirement is specialization in biomedical topics (e.g. biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell-and molecular biology, human physiology, immunology, microbiology and pharmacology) worth a minimum of 80 ECTS. Applicants are expected to have practical laboratory experience in their bachelor degree.
Applicants with a degree in Biomedical laboratory sciences ("Bioingeniør") must have have their degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian degree in laboratory sciences by NOKUT. Applicants also need authorization with the Norwegian authorization board as a qualified Bioingeniør. It is also recommended that students with a degree in Biomedical laboratory sciences have an additional 20 credits with specialization in biomedical topics.
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Medicine or Dentistry does not fulfil the admission requirements.
More information on admission requirements:
Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:
Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:
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A combination of teaching and assessment forms is used, including lectures, project reports, experimental and laboratorial assignments.
Depending on your Master's project you may have the opportunity to spend one semester studying abroad. The master program in biomedicine has an Erasmus+ exchange agreement with Napels Frederico II in Italy. Your student advisor can help you with more information on your possibilities. You can also find more information on exchange possibilities here: Studentutveksling for more information.
If you are already in Tromsø as an international student with the masterprogram in biomedicine you don't have the opportunity to also go abroad for an exchange semester.