The training advances students' knowledge of the most recent developments of molecular biomedicine and its translational opportunities, focusing on genome-based prognostics, diagnostics as well as personalised treatments. The thesis-based graduate programme is research-intensive and has been developed by experienced teachers and scientists at the Institute of Biomedicine, the A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences and the School of Pharmacy. The programme provides students with a solid background for, e.g., pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, as well as for postgraduate studies. The master thesis project is conducted in research groups in the UEF Faculty of Health Sciences, or with an industrial partner.

Career or after graduation opportunities

Biomedicine experts form an increasingly important link between medicine and natural sciences. In tomorrow's labour market, these experts will have entirely new kinds of roles. There is a growing need for biomedicine experts in research institutions, industry and health care sector. For instance, personalised patient care calls for deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms of diseases, as well as mastery of rapidly developing technologies and data masses. The field of biomedicine is highly international, offering a large selection of employment possibilities throughout the world.

Graduates from Biomedicine have potential to work as

  • researchers (universities, research institutes, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device companies)
  • development and quality management officers
  • medical science liaisons (healthcare consulting professionals who are employed by above-mentioned companies)
  • teachers (universities, polytechnics)
  • officials (state/municipal government, EU agencies)
  • entrepreneurs

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Master of Science


1 November 2018 – 31 January 2019

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Autumn 2019


120 credits, 2 years of full-time study


School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine


University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus




15 000 €


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