First year in Uppsala

Uppsala Universitet

Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477, and boasts a lively multicultural environment and extraordinary student life with over 45,000 students! World-class research and the high quality education pursued at the University are aimed at benefitting society and business on a global level. The University is characterized by both the diversity and breadth of programs offered at both Bachelor and Master level and the international frontline research taking place across nine different faculties.

Uppsala University is part of a major new research initiative in life sciences in Sweden, SciLifeLab, with one of its central aims to explain the molecular basis of disorders in humans by applying new technologies on well-defined patient samples. The aim is to identify genetic risk factors, biomarkers, and molecular mechanisms in human diseases, providing opportunities for early diagnosis, personal treatment, and identifying points of attack for new medicines. Uppsala University also hosts Sweden’s only faculty of pharmacy that creates preconditions for vitalising and rationalising drug development. Cancer research at Uppsala University has been further advanced through the projects U-CAN & U-CARE and by interactions with UU Hospital. U-CAN builds an extensive biobank, while also devising methods to improve diagnostics, characterise malignant diseases, and select individualized treatments.

Study Programme *

First semester Credits Second semester Credits
Medical genetics and cancer- Molecular Mechanisms 15 Research project 30
Advanced Techniques in Molecular Medicine 15 Spring School: Personal Development  

* Note that the BBB subjects are integrated within the courses listed. 

Please note: The IMIM coordination reserves the right to make amendments to the above mentioned course lists should this be required, e.g. in terms of the partner universities ability to issue the required double degree certificates. In case of different options, the courses/modules selected may still have to be approved by the local and/or central examination committee(s).