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 Masters programme is the Masters 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 Masters 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.
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
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A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be molecular biology, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, chemistry, medical technology/informatics, pharmacy or biophysics.
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