MSc Biological Chemistry Back
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
|Module name||Credits (ECTS or CATS)||Duration||Core / elective / recommended||Available as Short course (CPD)|
|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|
|Food microbiology||10 ECTS||elective|