In the second academic year students work on a thesis in molecular medicine. The master's thesis could have a basal or a medical direction. It should have a scientific composition and be founded on applicable theory and literature within the chosen topic.
A primary supervisor is chosen among the scientific staff at NTNU. The wide range of research expertise among faculty members, and close interaction with clinical environments at St. Olav's Hospital, mean that the standard of thesis projects is very high and there are opportunities to cover a large variety of subjects.
Topics to date have included human genetics, immunology, cancer and DNA repair, microbial genetics, gene expression and nutrition.