The Biomedicine  degree program is a unique combination of science education and medical competence offered by the School of Medicine. The education provides a firm foundation and students learn not only about the current developments but also are made aware of future challenges facing molecular biomedicine, especially genome-based diagnostics and personalized treatments.

Bachelor level teaching is given in Finnish, but to ensure international competence, all master level courses are taught in English. The studies include human biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, molecular medicine and bioinformatics. There is a good balance between the theoretical studies, and practical courses and practical training.

The master level studies focus on Molecular Medicine, i.e. on the principles of disease development, diagnostics, and the treatment at the molecular and cellular level.

The program is managed by the Institute of Biomedicine. Teaching, however, is provided in cooperation with the other units of the Faculty, namely A.I. Virtanen Institute of Molecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and Institute of Clinical Medicine.

Applying and admission

Students eligible to apply should have at least Bachelor's or equivalent degree in an applicable field (e.g., biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biomedicine) corresponding to at least 3 years' of full‐time academic studies (equivalent of 180 ECTS credit units in the Finnish university system) obtained at an internationally recognized and accredited university or higher education institution (excluding Bachelor`s degree from either the University of Applied Science or Polytechnic). Applicants must demonstrate excellent skills of English language. A letter of motivation and recommendations from two referees are also reguired.

The application period starts 1.12.2016 and ends 13.1.2017 at 15:00 (GMT+2). For more information about application prosedure, please visit For more information about the programme, please contact biomed@uef.f