What will I learn?

The main objective of the International Master programme of Molecular Medicine is to train students in the field of molecular biomedical research. The program brings together complementary focus areas at Universities of Oulu and Ulm offering the students a wider study curriculum than otherwise available in either university. Thus learning possibilities are unique and top in the field.

Focus areas of the programme are:

  • stem cell biology
  • molecular oncology
  • trauma research
  • immune defence
  • drug discovery
  • extracellular matrix research
  • hypoxia response research

Completion of this programme provides the student with highly specialized knowledge, ability for critical thinking and problem solving with skills to integrate knowledge from different fields. This programme trains students thoroughly in an area of application of molecular medicine. It enables students to engage in independent and creative research at the cross roads of medicine and basic science.

The double degree study programme in molecular medicine between University of Oulu and University of Ulm corresponds to a second cycle degree, master level (120 ECTS credits), giving access to doctoral programmes, and equivalent to a PhD level in Europe. Studies leading to the double degree will last two years totaling 120 ECTS credits. Master of Molecular Medicine is based on a two year study programme: at least 1 year spent at the home institution and maximum of 1 year at the host institution, according to a study plan jointly defined by the home and host institutions. The first block of studies (15 ECTS) is spent at the home university and minimum of 30 ECTS credits has to be obtained at the host institution.

After successful implementation of a common double degree programme at both universities a certificate of “Master of Science in Biochemistry, study line Molecular Medicine" will be awarded from University of Oulu and “Master of Science in Molecular Medicine” from University of Ulm.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Study options

Full Time (2 years; 120 ECTS credits)

Tuition fees
EUR 13,000 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2019


University of Oulu

Linnanmaa Campus,

Pentti Kaiteran katu 1,


Northern Ostrobothnia,

90014, Finland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the USA, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University Admissions Finland by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The transcript of records must come to University Admissions Finland directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records. University Admissions Finland also accepts electronic transcripts submitted through a few recognized sources, such as Parchment Exchange. For information on which electronic transcript sending services are accepted by University Admissions Finland, please see Electronic Transcripts. If your institution uses one of the acceptable services, you can request for your official transcript of records to be electronically sent to University Admissions Finland. Please note that when using a service like Parchment Exchange, University Admissions Finland only needs to receive the transcript once, contrary to normal document requirements. You are not required to submit a copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records includes the following information: name of the institution that awarded the degree, the date of issue, the name of the person to whom the degree was awarded and what title/degree it was. University Admissions Finland uses a verification service for degrees completed in the USA.

For international students

A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).

TOEFL PBT: 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English, TWE); TOEFL iBT: 92 (with a minimum of 20 in Writing section); IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 per each section); Pearson Test of English, PTE : 62 (with a minimum of 52 in Writing section)

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