Molecular Medicine


Molecular Medicine

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digital the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. 

The sessions will be streamed live on the Internet, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

More information about the information meetings will be published on the New international student's webpage as soon as it is available.

We invite you to a digital welcome meeting for the MSc in Molecular Medicine on 17 August at 10 am (Norwegian time zone). A link to join the meeting will be provided later.

The welcome meeting will last for approximately two hours. You will meet your study programme leader, the student advisor and your fellow students, and practical information about the courses will be given. 

Before you can start your studies, you must pay the semester fee, get a user account at NTNU, download the semester card app and register for courses.

You can do this from early August.  We strongly advise you to this as soon as possible, and preferably before the classes start.

Arrival Checklist for International students

Arrival Checklist for Norwegian/Nordic students

All students at the Faculty of Medicine have to sign a non-disclosure agreement protocol.

By signing this protocol, you promise to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that personal data relating to patients or sensitive research data will be kept confidential.

You have to sign this protocol and hand it in electronically by 15 September.

Special needs students or students with disabilities can get help with individual accommodations. This encompasses measures such as a personal mentor through NAV and specially equipped reading room places.

More information about special needs accommodations

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How to Learn Norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

SOMA is the student organization for master's students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. They will organize a welcoming program for the new students and the senior students for the upcoming semester, starting this August 2020. This will help the students to communicate and get to know each other. We intend to arrange the program after the University orientation week. More information is available on SOMA's Facebook page


About Molecular Medicine

The field of molecular medicine is often referred to as "tomorrow's medicine". It aims to provide a molecular understanding of how normal cellular processes change, fail or are destroyed by disease. The purpose of the MSc programme is to develop knowledge and skills in cellular and molecular biology. These have applications in both research and practical clinical work, and will contribute to an increased understanding of processes, diagnostics and treatment of diseases.


The application deadline for for applicants from non-EU/non-EEA students is 1 December. The application deadline for students from EU/EEA countries is 1 March.  The application for student from Nordic countries is 15 April. You submit your application electronically.

Career Prospects

The MSc in Molecular Medicine qualifies graduates for a wide range of careers, including practical clinical work and technical executive positions in hospital laboratories, and positions in pharmaceuticals and MedTech/BioTech companies.

Programme Components

The MSc is a two-year, full-time programme starting in the autumn semester. There are two main components: a master's thesis worth 60 credits, and theoretical and methodological courses totalling a further 60 credits.


Contact one of our student counsellors if you have any questions about the MSc in Molecular Medicine. Email:



Degree: Master of Science in Molecular Medicine
Programme code: MSMOLMED
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS credits
Restricted admission: Yes (30 places)
Language of Instruction: English

Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
Department: Clinical and Molecular Medicine

Location: Trondheim (Campus Øya)

How to apply