Master's Programme in Biomedicine Program By Karolinska Institutet |Top Universities

Karolinska Institutet

Campus Solna (HQ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Subject Biological Sciences
  • Fees(SEK) 400000-
  • Scholarships Yes

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The Global Master's Programme in Biomedicine gives students an in-depth knowledge within the broad and expanding biomedical field and specialises in creating new and advanced skills for the improvement of human health.

The programme provides cutting edge knowledge and essential practical and communication skills for an academic research career within the field of biomedicine. It focuses on understanding disease mechanisms at a molecular level, particularly for the most common and widespread diseases, with the aim of developing future methods for the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading universities in the biomedical field. The Global Master's Programme in Biomedicine is heavily research-oriented, running in close association with Karolinska Institutet's renowned research environment and integrated with doctoral education. The programme focuses on basic biological knowledge and how it is used to drive medical developments forward. As a student, the first part of the programme provides you with an advanced biomedical base that builds upon your bachelor studies. You then develop a personalised study profile through deeper exploration of one or more of Karolinska Institutet's research areas, by selecting elective courses, which are performed together with PhD students, and through the choice of research area(s) for your independent research projects. Read more on how the programme is structured in the programme syllabus.

About University

Based in Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet (KI)  is a one-faculty university dedicated to the medical and health sciences, with a reputation for top quality research and innovation. We are consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally and the top 10 medical universities in Europe.

Education in close connection to research
Karolinska Institutet offers ten global programmes, taught in English and with an international focus. The programmes proactively incorporate an interactive teaching model that emphasises informal and close contact between students and teachers and facilitates the active participation of students.

Teachers divide their time between teaching and conducting research which contributes to keeping them informed of and involved in ongoing developments in their respective fields, making the courses current and cutting edge. A master’s degree from Karolinska Institutet will give you a competitive advantage on the global labour market and prepare you for doctoral studies should you wish to pursue an academic career.

The Nobel Prize
Since 1901, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. There are regular opportunities for students to hear and see Nobel laureates in action, by attending their lectures or seminars on campus.

Stockholm and Sweden
Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world and nearly 90% of the population speaks English. Most of Sweden has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The winters can get cold, but the summers equally beautiful and warm. Stockholm, where Karolinska Institutet is located, is the capital of Sweden and offers a rich history, a bustling cultural life and a thriving business sector, surrounded by plenty of green space and blue water. Stockholm is the largest university city in the Nordic countries and the home of approximately 80 000 students, of which 5 000 are international students.

Two campuses, one university
Education and research at Karolinska Institutet is mainly conducted on two campuses: the northern Campus Solna and the southern Campus Flemingsberg. Karolinska Institutet also has an established cooperation with several regional health care organizations. A 15 minute ride with public transport is the estimated travel time between the campuses and the city. Karolinska Institutet runs its own shuttle bus between the Solna and Flemingsberg campuses that is free for students and
employees. A bicycle can also be a good investment.

Student Life
As an addition to the excitements of city life, the student unions at Karolinska Institutet take an active role in the study and leisure environment at the university. As you arrive, orientation activities will help acclimatise you to your new ‘home’. For matters of the body and soul, the Student Health Centre, student gyms and other sport and leisure facilities are open to all students, and there are ecumenical prayer/contemplation rooms on both campuses.
Find out more about our student life by visiting our student blogs.

A limited number of scholarships are available to support the tuition fee cost at Karolinska Institutet for international fee-paying students. The application process for the Karolinska Institutet scholarships runs in parallel with the application process for the programmes. The Swedish Institute also offers scholarships. For further information visit

KI alumni
have gone on to work for the World Health Organization, the Center for Advancement of Global Health, the National Neuroscience Institute, the Leibniz Institute of Environmental Medicine, and many other prestigious employers. Visit our web pages for interviews and profiles on KI alumni.

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