BSc in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine


Program Description

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  • Start: August 2021
  • Place of study: Linköping
  • Level: First-cycle
  • Application code: LIU-51300

Are you interested in applying theory in Biomedicine in projects from industry, healthcare or academia? Learning how to manage running projects with skills in entrepreneurship and business development. Then the BSc program in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine will give you exciting years!

LiU will offer the first international bachelor program in Sweden that combines project management skills with practical experience research techniques in the field of biomedicine. Designed in partnership with world-leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies to ensure our graduates have the knowledge and skills required to work at the forefront of biomedical research and innovation.

This Bachelor program will provide deep theoretical knowledge and practical experience of state-of-the-art research techniques in fundamental biomedical fields; such as cell and molecular biology, medical biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology as well as novel areas of drug discovery, systems biology, bioinformatics, and digital pathology. Throughout the program, you will also work in project-driven courses to apply your knowledge. To ensure that you can translate research breakthroughs into clinical products and services the program trains students in the latest approaches in project management, clinical trial design, bio entrepreneurship, drug regulation, and medical ethics. You will also have the opportunity to spend an entire semester performing research at LiU or at one of our industrial partners, in Sweden or abroad. By educating our students in the theory and practice of innovative biomedical research as well as research management our program aims to develop the biomedical research leaders of the future

Bioentrepreneurship, project courses

During each semester you will be engaged in real projects from healthcare, industry or academia. By meeting potential customers with new projects, you will integrate a comprehensive set of personal, interpersonal, and professional biomedical knowledge with laboratory skills. You will take the project through the entire lifecycle of the commercialization process, of services or products, including communication skills to meet other researchers or potential customers. Our goal is to prepare innovative and entrepreneurial students to develop future business or high-impact research in the biomedical field.

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The Bachelor of Science program in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine leads to a general degree in biomedicine at the BSc-level, and prepare for employment or continued studies at the advanced- and research levels. Through project-driven courses from academia, healthcare, and industry, students are provided with a multidisciplinary base, the latest approaches in project management, and bio entrepreneurship. The purpose of the program is to train the students to be able to identify, assess and implement biomedical ideas and understand how these concepts can be developed into products in the biomedical field.


General objectives

In the Higher Education Act (SFS 1992:1434 including updates), the following general objectives for undergraduate level education have been established:

8 § Undergraduate level education should be primarily based on knowledge students receive from national programs at the high-school level or equivalent. However, the government may decide on exemptions relating to artistic education.

Education at the undergraduate level will develop the students´:

  • Ability to make independent and critical assessments,
  • Ability to independently identify, formulate and solve problems,
  • Preparedness to meet changes in working life.

Within the specific field of education, the students will, in addition to their knowledge and skills, develop the ability to:

  • Seek and evaluate knowledge at a scientific level,
  • Follow the development of the field,
  • Exchange knowledge also with people without specialized knowledge in the field.

Degree objectives

Intended learning outcomes for a Bachelor of Science degree according to the Higher Education Act (SFS 1993:100, appendix 2- the Degree Ordinance).

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science (180 credits) the student must

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding within the main field of the education, including knowledge of the area´s scientific basis, knowledge of relevant methods in the field, in-depth knowledge of specific subjects of the field as well as an understanding of current research issues.

Skills and Abilities

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science (180 credits) the student must:

  • Demonstrate the ability to find, gather, evaluate and critically interpret and discuss relevant information regarding a specific problem, events, issues, and situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently identify, formulate and solve problems as well as carry out tasks within given time frames.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present and discuss information, problems, and solutions in dialogue with different groups, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate the skills required to work independently within the field of education.

Judgment ability and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science (180 credits) the student must:

  • Demonstrate the ability to make judgments within the main field of education with regard to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects.
  • Demonstrate insight into the role of knowledge in society and people´s responsibility for how it is used.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify their need for further knowledge and skills development.

Besides the objectives above, after completing the program, the students will have obtained the higher institution´s local objectives as well as the local objectives of the program.

Local objectives for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

The student will, after completing the program:

  • Have the ability to critically appraise situations within academia, healthcare, and industry in order to motivate and evaluate the choice of actions as a professional.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about and understanding of the factors which affect health from a local and global perspective.
  • Have the ability to evaluate and apply knowledge in evidence-based medicine and quality improvement in healthcare.
  • Be able to work for sustainable and health-promoting development of current and coming generations.
  • Have obtained inter-professional skills that enable working in teams with other professions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of equality and equal opportunities in society.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies


English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6)


Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology corresponding to the level in Swedish upper secondary education (Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4 and Biology 2)

Exemption from Swedish 3


Upon completion of the program with 180 credits, a degree certificate will be awarded after a request from the student with the title Degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology (Medicine Kandidatexamen i Medicinsk biologi).

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

In close collaboration with the business world and society, Linköping University (LiU) conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in fields including materials science, IT and hearing. In the ... Read More

In close collaboration with the business world and society, Linköping University (LiU) conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in fields including materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, the university offers many innovative educational programs, many of them with a clear vocational focus, leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists, and engineers. Read less
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