Nanobiotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Aalborg University Master's programme in Nanobiotechnology is all about designing, fabricating and controlling materials and components with dimensions on the nanoscale, i.e. from 1 to 100 nm. Studying Nanobiotechnology, you will gain insight into the technological challenges that engineers within Nanobiotechnology are trying to solve.


Modelling of molecules

By constructing materials and devices atom by atom or molecule by molecule, it is possible to obtain decisive control over their properties and develop unique materials with new and unexpected properties for applications within communication, data storage and data processing, (bio)sensors, catalysis or medicine just to mention a few areas.

Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field of study, requiring expertise within physics, chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, and materials science. Future engineers holding an interdisciplinary education are therefore invaluable with respect to solving the many challenging materials problems present on the nanoscale.

Biotechnological Research and Nanomedicine

The Aalborg University Master's programme in Nanobiotechnology gives you insight into biotechnological research and nanomedicine for diagnosis. You will work with the modelling of molecules, giving you detailed insight into the biochemical processes in proteines and their interactions.

Key subjects in the programme are:

  • gene technology and high throughput systems
  • self-organising systems
  • molecular simulation
  • organic molecules in nanomachines and nanoelectronics

You will study in an innovative, dynamic and challenging environment through a combination of research-based teaching, team-based project work and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners.

You will experience state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including a class 100 clean room, holding modern equipment for micro and nanoscale fabrication and characterisation as well as a new, fully equipped biochemistry lab including a class 1 area and state-of-the-art biophysical investigation equipment.

Job and career

Many high tech companies use nanotechnology to develop their products. Therefore, there is a great need for engineers within Nanotechnology in knowledge intensive companies. As a graduate, you can choose a career for instance within:

  • nanotechnology
  • medical technology
  • biotechnology
  • the communication sector
  • pharmaceutical companies

With the new possibilities to design materials at atomic or molecular level, you can also choose a career within research.

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Nanobioengineering
  • Advanced Gene Technology
  • Reaction Engineering and Molecular Electronics
  • Molecular Simulations
2nd semester
  • Characterisation of Nanobiostructures
  • Self-assembling Systems
  • Reactions at Interfaces
  • NMR and MS
3rd semester

This semester, with the theme "Advanced Nanobiotechnology", focuses on advanced nanobiostructures and their static and dynamic properties. You typically start your Master's thesis during this semester, and the exam at the end of the semester is considered as a midterm evaluation of the thesis. During the exam, you have to present the so far obtained results and discuss their relevance for the project and present a plan for the following semester. This should be accompanied by a short written report.

Alternatively, you can choose to study abroad or to work on a project in collaboration with Danish or international companies during this semester.

4th semester
  • Master's thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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 a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    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

In order to enroll in the programme, you need a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields:

  • natural sciences
  • materials science
  • biotechnology

Each applicant will receive individual assessment by the Study Board in charge of the Nanotechnology programme at Aalborg University.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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