Aula Medica

Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week late August. Lectures begin 2 September, 2024.  
  • Degree: Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with a Major in Bioentrepreneurship  

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine. The programme includes courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies, and is mostly directed to a future career working in already existing companies or organisations (intrapreneurship) and not on starting your own company.

Programme presentation

Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate of the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field. In this programme, we refer to the term "life science" as the main areas of drug development, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical technology (including digital health), with a focus on improved human health. 

A key feature of this programme is the application of knowledge in the outside world and we use real life cases to learn from. Most courses are tailored to the specific conditions that prevail in the life science industry concerning for example marketing, product- and business-development. In addition, the programme includes two practical courses at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad. In these placements, you apply what you have learned to create value for you and the hosting company. Additionally, the degree project is usually performed in a company setting. Many of the lecturers throughout the programme are experienced life science business leaders who act as inspiration and share their knowledge and experience.
The programme is interdisciplinary with a varied background of students and teachers as well as the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme. In addition, some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner schools in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses are offered by the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
Together these experiences will give you valuable insights into the life science sector as well as a head start for your future career.

Programme syllabus - read more about the learning objectives, content and structure of the programme

Programme web page - for current students on the programme or if you are interested in learning more

Career opportunities

The programme provides a solid foundation for a career working with marketing, project management or business development within the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or related industries.

Application Autumn 2024

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2024
  • Documentation deadline: 1 February 2024
  • Application code: KI-D1000

Specific entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in health care, biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine, biotechnology, or the equivalent. Check the country specific requirements for information on how to meet the requirement of a degree equivalent to at least 180 credits. Applicants who are in their final year may be conditionally admitted.

Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B. You must prove that you meet the English language requirement either through an internationally recognised testprevious university studies or upper secondary school studies. Instructions on how to document your English proficiency are available at


The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet's global master's programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process. In the CV form you will find instructions on how to certify your experiences. Only experiences which have been certified according to the instructions in the CV form, will be considered in the selection.

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1 February 2024.

Documentation requirements

Applicants with foreign academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements for master's applicants at

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1 February 2024.


The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 16 October 2023.

Apply at


If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details:

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 360 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees

Application process

Read more on entry requirements, documentation requirements and the selection process at Admissions to Global Master's Programmes.


For information on the application process please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet.

For more information about the programme and its outline, please contact:
Madelen Lek, Programme Director,

Contact information for the central Study Guidance Office

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