For students attending the Master's Programme in Molecular techniques in Life Science Programme outline

The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm

The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. The students will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatic analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern high throughput molecular biology and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments.

More information about the programme can be found at the official website at KTH.


Regarding the Corona Virus

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Semester 1 courses at KI, semester 4, links and dates

The Autumn semester 2022 at Karolinska Institutet runs 2022-08-29 – 2023-01-15.

The spring semester 2022 runs: 2022-01-17 – 2022-06-05
There is no formal holiday between the autumn semester and the spring semester at KI.

Dates when there are no lectures at KI:
Sports Day: 2022-09-28 and 2022-02-16
Self study period: 2022-12-23 – 2023-01-02

The semester run at different dates at the different universities.


Semester 1

Applied Communication, 5MT008, 7.0 credits
Dates: 2022-08-30 - 2022-12-12  

Genetics, 5MT009, 5 credits
Dates: 2022-08-29 - 2022-10-14

Frontiers in translational medicine (FMT), 5MT006, 16.5 credits
Dates: 2022-10-17 - 2023-01-15

Applied  Programming for Life Sciences 1, 5MT007 1,5 credits
Dates: 2022-11-07 - 2022-11-14

Please be reminded that even though there is no compulsory physical attendance between 2022-12-23 – 2023-01-02, there will be assignment deadlines and other types of learning activities during this period.
A preliminary schedule for FTM course will be available on this page in late August/early September.


Semester 2

Courses at Stockholm University


Semester 3

Courses at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)


Semester 4

Degree Project, 5MT004, 30 credits
2022-01-17 – 2022-06-05 (for students registered at KI)