At the research centre Fibre Science and Communication Network (FSCN) we offer a Master by Research programme in four research subjects.


The Master by Research programme targets those who are highly motivated to develop skills and knowledge for future career in academic, industrial or public R&D. This is also an excellent preparation for future doctoral studies.The research fields where we offer Master By Research programs are:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Engineerings Physics

Master by Research is a study programme where the students start up their own project, and after two years will present a Master's thesis. The students will be members of a research group at FSCN and carry out research closely supervised by a professor and other members of the research group.

Only a few students will be admitted to Master By Research. If you have shown excellent results in your Bachelor studies and are self-motivated to further specialize in your field academically, this is something for you.

Master by Research

The research is conducted within some different areas. Please check the webpages of the different research groups:

We are looking for students with strong knowledge in our research areas. If you have shown excellent results in your bachelor studies and are self-motivated to further specialize academically, this is an opportunity for you.

Postgraduate studies

Postgraduate programmes conclude with the award of a licentiate degree or a PhD. PhD’s are the most advanced academic qualifications awarded in Sweden, and they are the culmination of four years of postgraduate study (240 higher education credits). A licentiate degree is awarded after two years of full-time study (120 higher education credits).

PhD-positions are found online at the Swedish website of Mid Sweden University. Positions open for international applicants are announced in English.