The Master’s programme in Neurochemistry with Molecular Neurobiology is aimed at Swedish and international students holding a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry or biology who wish to study the molecular function of the nervous system. All courses are given in English.

The program is closely connected with research at the Department and designed to cover most specializations within neurochemistry with molecular neurobiology, including the molecular mechanisms behind neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and polyglutamine disorders as well as cancer in the nervous system.

The programme consists of four-five courses, a degree project in neurochemistry and up to 30 credits freely chosen elective courses. The first, initial course is Neurochemistry with Molecular Neurobiology (KN7001) provides the basis of and is mandatory in the programme.

Courses in Neurochemistry

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with at least 90 ECTS/credits in Chemistry including 7.5 ECTS credits in Biochemistry or 90 ECTS/credits in Biology including 9 ECTS/credits in Zoo Physiology. English B/English 6 (Swedish Upper Secondary School course) or equivalent.

How to apply

The following documents should be submitted when applying to the master’s program in neurochemistry with molecular neurobiology

  1. Academic transcript showing which courses you have taken and the grades received for these courses.
  2. Documentation showing that you have the English skills equal to the Swedish English B level.
  3. Copy of passport or other official ID card to show your nationality.
  4. If you have not finished your bachelor degree at the time of application submit a certificate from your bachelor university stating that you are actively participating in the last semester of your bachelor studies.

There is more useful information about the application procedure at the University Admissions website as well as in the step-by-step guide on Stockholm University website

Click on the apply to the programme (top right) or here

Ranking of applicants are done based on the following criteria:

  1. The relevance of previous studies. We look at the number of credits in chemistry/biochemistry and/or biology/zoophysiology, as well as if any neurochemistry/neurobiology/neuroscience courses are included in the bachelor degree.
  2. The grade(s) on biochemistry or zoo physiology course(s) included in the bachelor degree


Additional information

Associate professor Anna-Lena Ström, Director of Studies