Master of Science in Biological Chemistry - learning outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


1. The candidate has acquired advanced knowledge within the basic areas in Biological chemistry/Chemistry, and specialized knowledge within a focused area through working on the thesis.

2. The candidate has a broad knowledge of the field's scientific and instrumental methods and theories, and can apply his/her expertise with respect to new scientific problems and challenges within the subject area.

3. The candidate can use databases and search tools/engines to obtain relevant information about a subject, technique, or problem within the field.


1. The candidate can conduct and present a larger scientific project within the field.

2. The candidate can work independently in the laboratory, use standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation and classical techniques to conduct experiments.

3. The candidate has knowledge of timely laboratory techniques and can apply them; such as cloning techniques, cell-tissue culture methods, methods to analyse metabolites, DNA, RNA, and proteins, immunological methods (western blotting), microscopy, mass spectrometry, real-time PCR, isothermal micro-calorimetry, absorption- and fluorescence spectroscopy.

4. The candidate is able to understand the aim of various analytical methods, conduct experiments and document and analyse results.

5. The candidate has knowledge of appropriate procedures for keeping healthy and secure conditions in a laboratory.

6. The candidate is able to communicate research results both orally and in written form in a precise and efficient way.

General Competence

1. The candidate has developed a general competence/expertise within Chemistry/ Biochemistry, Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/Molecular biology, Biomedicine, and how environmental factors influence organisms and their physiology.

2. The candidate has the ability to reflect over central ethical and scientific issues in relation to her/his own and others work.

3. The candidate is capable of developing new competence/ expertise within the field's subject areas and contribute to innovation processes within these areas.

Last updated: 26.04.2018