Applied Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
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The Master Programme in Applied Biotechnology from Uppsala University is carefully designed for ambitious future professionals, who wish to specialise in the field of biotechnology and at the same time, would like exposure to project management and entrepreneurship. The unique curriculum allows students to choose between academia and industry for their future career. You will meet both Swedish and international students and teachers in this programme, which will help you to build up a valuable network during and after your studies.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master Programme in Applied Biotechnology from Uppsala University has an interdisciplinary character and strong connections to biotechnology industry.

As a student of the programme, you will gain theoretical as well as hands-on knowledge in the areas of molecular biology, structural biology and biotechnology; furthermore, you can extend your studies in the areas of protein engineering, renewable energy, etc. Thanks to the courses in project management, marketing and entrepreneurship, you will also gain insight into business management and learn how projects are planned and carried out in the bio­technology industry. One important element of the Master’s programme is the Master’s thesis, which allows the students to specialise in their area of interest and can be conducted in both academia and industry.

Located right in the strongest biotechno­logy cluster in Sweden, Uppsala has been a centre for pioneering and high quality biotechnological research for many deca­des. Uppsala houses a great number of small and large biotech companies. Collaborations between Uppsala University, biotech companies, the University hospital and national food and medicine authorities generate a stimulating educational environment. Thus, Uppsala University is the premium choice for your biotechnology studies.


The biotechnical industry is advancing across the whole world, not least in Sweden and Uppsala. The labour market is expected to grow over the coming years.

Uppsala University has an excellent reputation, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Biotechnology from Uppsala University will provide you with an internationally recognised education that opens doors to graduate studies or a career in the biotechnical industry, in Sweden and abroad.

Depending on your chosen specialisation in the second year, you may work with research and development in, for example: Protein-based pharmaceuticals, method development, diagnostic tools, or with biomaterials in various biotechnical fields.

You will be well prepared to work with product development in a biotechnology company or with research and development at an academic department in Sweden or abroad. You will also have an excellent basis for pursuing academic research through PhD studies.


The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits), with Applied Biotechnology as the main field of study.

Programme Structure

After an advanced level introductory course called ’Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology’, all students admitted to the programme study the same courses during the first year. These include both in-depth studies of ’the structure and function of biomolecules’ and industry-related courses such as ’project management and entrepreneurship’. The first year ends with a ’biotechnology project’ during which the theoretical knowledge acquired during the first year can be put into practice.

The programme offers a broad spectrum of optional courses with specialisation within molecular biology. These include courses in protein engineering, synthetic biology, bioinformatics analyses, molecular biotechnology for renewable energy, molecular infections biology, etc. The most important course in year two is the Master’s degree project, which is the first step to the research/industry world. You will complete a degree project of 30 or 45 credits in a biotech company, government agency or public authority, or a research group at the university

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 28, 2017
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.

Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30561 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000


Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.

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