MF9110BTS – Molecular Biology Research Course

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

The course aims at giving the students an introduction to current topics in molecular biological research. The course also aims at presenting a variety of research techniques and their applications.

Learning outcome

The course provides students with insight into ongoing research in molecular biology, and information about a variety of research techniques and their applications within this field.


To participate in this course you must have an admission to a PhD program at a Norwegian University or University College or be a student at the Medical Student Research Program. The maximum number of participant is 25.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Master of Science, M.D. or admission to the Faculty of Medicines Medical Student Research Program (Forskerlinjen).

Overlapping courses


The course is given as a two-week intensive course, usually starting in the beginning of October.

The course consists of a series of lectures and student seminars. In addition the students are required to write a daily journal: Here the students are to write brief summaries and comments upon the lectures held during the course. The lectures, the student’s seminars and the journal are mandatory.


You have to participate at the lectures, give a presentation during the student seminar and write a journal during the whole course. The journal shall consist of daily summaries and comments upon the lectures. Participation at the lectures, the student presentation and the journal are together basis for the evaluation of the students.

Grading scale

Students are awarded either a passing or a failing grade. Read more about the grading system .

An external auditor regularly evaluates the academic quality of the course, including the form of exam used on the course.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


Feedback from our students is essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programs and courses. As a student at the University of Oslo you will therefore be asked to participate in various types of evaluation of our courses, facilities and services. All courses are subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students on a particular course to participate in a more comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of this course, a so called "periodic evaluation".


The Molecular Biology Research Course is a national research training course for post-graduate students, given by the Ph.D.-School of Molecular Medicine. The course is held at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo (UiO).

Facts about this course

Every autumn
Every autumn
Teaching language