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MSc Medical Biology (Specialising in Medical Cell Biology)    Back

University of Bergen Course Type: Master taught Start Date: August
Location: Bergen, Norway Duration: Full time - 2 Years Fees/total cost: NOK 0.00


The programme gives the students a comprehensive understanding of medical cell biology and related techniques and trains the student in experimental lab work and scientific thinking. Focus is on the relationship between fundamental research and the development of new treatment strategies. Depending on the student's interests she / he will be part of a research group that conducts basic research or translational research.

Students will be trained in an active academic environment through daily contact with researchers and other students in the laboratory. It is possible to take parts of the programme at a foreign educational institution. Application for advance approval should be sent to the programme committee in due time.

After fulfilling the master programme students should be able to:

  • Elaborate on key cellular processes in eukaryotic cells.
  • Explain commonly used methods in medical basic research.
  • Plan and implement simple molecular and cell biology experiments and critically assess the results.
  • Search relevant scientific literature and understand its contents.
  • Express themselves scientifically both in writing and orally.
  • Have a sound scientific way of thinking in relation to the work.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Bergen, Norway
NOK 0.00
NOK 0.00
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Department of Biomedicine
University accredited:
120 ECTS
Last update: 04/04/2016


Module name Credits (ECTS or CATS) Duration Core / elective / recommended Available as Short course (CPD)
Cell Communication and Intracellular Signaling 10 ECTS core  
Masters thesis 60 ECTS core  
Methods in Medical Cell Biology 25 ECTS core  
Basic Human Pathology 5 ECTS elective  
Biomedical nutrition physiology 5 ECTS elective  
Human Immunobiology 10 ECTS elective  
Neurochemistry 5 ECTS elective  
Tumour Biology 10 ECTS elective