Applied Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master Programme in Applied Biotechnology at 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 to gain exposure in project management and entrepreneurship.


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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Structure and Function of Macromolecules
  • Biotechnology Project
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Immunotechnology
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Biotechnology Project
  • Degree Project D in Applied Biotechnology
  • Protein Engineering
  • Toxicology 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    120 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                  Academic Requirements

                  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.

                  Also required is:

                  • knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in biology, and molecular biology
                  • knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in chemistry
                  • knowledge of mathematics: algebra and analysis corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of full-time studies
                  • and knowledge of computer science: good proficiency in use of computer software for word and simple calculations.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    15120 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 30240 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Non EU/EEA

                  • Application Fee: SEK 900
                  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
                  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

                  Living costs for Uppsala

                  • 8200 - 12300 SEK/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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