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MSc Biological Chemistry    Back

University of Stavanger Course Type: Master taught Start Date: August
Location: Stavanger, Norway Duration: Full time - 2 Years


This is a two-year programme, which builds upon a BSc degree in Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent. The study programme comprises 120 credit points (ECTS) in total, taken over 2 years. During the first year the students attend classes in biophysical chemistry, bioinformatics, and practical courses in molecular biology. Optional subjects are chosen from courses in environmental science, food science, chemistry, or computational biology.

The teaching often takes place in smaller groups where a professional dialogue is emphasized. A substantial feature of this Master Programme is a nine month research project (master thesis), where the students join one of several research groups working in the forefront of cell biology, plant science, biomedical science, bioinformatics or computational biology. The master thesis, which is under guidance, is handed in at the end of 4th semester. The description of the topics on the internet has information during the Master program of Biological Chemistry the student will acquire a theoretical basis within chemical and molecular biology methods and master practical techniques such as PCR, heterological protein expression, isolation of organelles and know how to apply methods from biophysical chemistry.

The student will master how to apply methods from bioinformatics for obtaining and analyzing properties of biological important molecules such as DNA, RNA, as well as proteins and enzymes. During work on a research project (master thesis) the student will acquire knowledge within a special research field and place obtained results in an international perspective.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Stavanger, Norway
Tuition fees

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Departmenty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University accredited:
120 ECTS
Last update: 21/06/2016


Module name Credits (ECTS or CATS) Duration Core / elective / recommended Available as Short course (CPD)
Bioinformatics 10 ECTS core  
Biophysical Chemistry 10 ECTS core  
Biotechnology, methods 10 ECTS core  
Masters thesis 60 ECTS core  
Protein Biochemistry 10 ECTS core  
Research seminars 1 10 ECTS core  
Advanced Organic Chemistry 10 ECTS elective  
Corrosion 5 ECTS elective  
Food microbiology 10 ECTS elective