Master Degree in Biotechnology in Europe

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Biotechnology

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Biotechnology is a challenging area that combines science and engineering concepts. Students who pursue this educational path will likely gain knowledge in microbiology, chemistry, genetics, cell biology, bioethics, gene cloning, bioinstrumentation, bioinformatics, genomics, and biometrics.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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MSc in Bioinformatics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. [+]

Programme overview

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. The basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological sequence data derived from genomic studies and structural biology and stored in large databases. Computational biology also involves mathematical modelling of biological systems.

Special features of the programme:

    A combination of advanced research with training of current techniques, as well as the development of novel software tools     Close connections to research in an international environment     Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms. ... [-]

Master's Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa Turku + 1 more

Biomedical imaging has emerged as one of the most important technology areas in basic bioscience and biomedical research as well as in clinical medicine and translational research. The current technologies enable detailed real-time and non-invasive visualization of molecules, structures and events in cells, tissues, and whole organisms. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science Annual intake: 20 Contact: bioimaging@abo.fi Website: www.abo.fi/bioimaging , www.bioimaging.fi/program/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/185436748136747/ YouTube-channel: www.youtube.com/user/turkubioimaging Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies in life sciences and biomedicine. The studies thus also provide students with strong knowledge either in cell biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics, depending on the area of imaging specialization. Students work in a highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. The courses cover for example light microscopy, advanced fluorescence techniques, super-resolution imaging techniques, PET, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine. Programme structure Academic excellence & experience The master’s degree programme in Biomedical Imaging is built on the imaging and research strongholds of both universities in Turku: the Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku. Both universities maintain the Turku BioImaging which is a broad-based, interdisciplinary science and infrastructure umbrella that unites bioimaging expertise in Turku, and elsewhere in Finland. Turku is especially known for its PET Centre, and the development of super-resolution STED microscopy. The winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Stefan Hell did his original discoveries on STED microscopy at the University of Turku. Turku is also a leader of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure network which provides imaging services for European researchers. Turku has a unique, compact campus area, where the two universities and the university hospital operate to create interdisciplinary and innovative study and research environment. Research facilities include a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging technologies ranging from atomic level molecular and cellular imaging and microscopy to whole animal in vivo imaging, clinical imaging (eg. PET) and digital image analysis. Studies in bioimaging are highly research oriented and the courses are tailored to train future imaging experts in different life science areas. The Master´s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging is an interdisciplinary programme with a unique atmosphere where people from different countries and educational backgrounds interact and co-operate. Students are motivated to join courses, workshops and internship projects also elsewhere in Finland, in Europe and all around the world. For example, the programme has Erasmus exchange agreements with University of Pecs in Hungary and L'Institut Supérieur de BioSciences in Paris, France. Career options The interdisciplinary curriculum of the Biomedical imaging programme provides students with a broad spectrum of knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many areas in biomedicine and life sciences. The programme aims to train the future imaging and image analysis experts for the increasing demands of both imaging related basic and medical research as well as imaging core facility personnel. The programme provides excellent possibilities for career in life sciences e.g.: continue as postgraduate students to pursue career as scientist work in core facility management work in science administration nationally or internationally work in hospital research laboratory industry and industrial research work in imaging network management Admission requirements The programme is open to those who have completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Finnish B.Sc. degree (180 ECTS), in Life Sciences or in a relevant field (biomedical sciences, physics, engineering, medicine or chemistry). Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language and fulfill the general academic requirements. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Engineering Diploma in Biotechnology

Sup’Biotech Paris
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 France Villejuif

Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level. [+]

Masters in Biotechnology in Europe 2017. Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level. Undergraduate Program: Three years Graduate Program: Two years (equivalent to a five-year degree in the French system, or a two-year masters) For the first two years, classes are taught in French. Students will have the choice between French or English for the third year. A minimum score of 750 at the TOEIC or 6.5 on the IELTS is necessary to directly enter the Graduate Program.” To work in the domain of biotechnology, one needs to be open to the world: Sup’Biotech instills this value in students. Although we are based in the Paris region, we have a strong focus on instruction in English, which allows students to aim for an international career. If you are looking to study in English only, please register for the 3rd year. This requires two years of life sciences or biology related studies. First year: taught in French Life Sciences: General Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology Physics: Matter and Energy, Thermodynamics, Optics, Waves, Mechanics Chemistry: Molecular Structure, Thermochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Organic Chemistry Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis Computer Sciences: Microsoft Office, UNIX, Algorithms Humanities Epistemology Economics English Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry French as a Foreign Language for International Students Second year: taught in French Life Sciences: General Biology, Physiology, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biophysics Physics: Electricity, Electromagnetism, Electrokinetics Chemistry: Physicochemistry of solutions, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis Computer Sciences: Programming Humanities Epistemology Economics English Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry French as a Foreign Language for International Students Third year: available in English or French Fall Semester : Math Physics Organic Chemistry Bioinformatics English Humanities Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry Spring Semester : Life Sciences: Cell biology, Cell Culture, Immunology, Molecular Biology of plants, Industrial Microbiology, Bacteriology Chemistry: Polymers, Chemistry, Colloids, Organic Chemistry Physics: Thermodynamics, Electronics Mathematics: Statistics Bioinformatics: Biological Databanks, Sequences Analysis, Determination of secondary structures in proteins Economics: Biotechnologies market, Role of Corporations, Management, Economic Intelligence, Marketing English Humanities: Political Sciences, Scientific Popularization, Debates Animation Introduction to Ethics Marketing Management SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) Seminars Fourth year (taught in English) Fall Semester : Internship (4 months) Spring Semester : Life Sciences: Genetic Engineering, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Membrane Systems Chemistry and Physics: Organic Synthesis, Green Chemistry, Analytic Physico-chemistry Mathematics: Biostatistics Bioinformatics: Molecular Modeling, Applied Genomics Management: Project Management, Finances, Law, Patents, Economic Intelligence, Business Development, Business Strategy Communication: Professional Communication French as a Foreign Language for International Students SPIB The SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) program offers future biotechnology experts at Sup’Biotech a full-scale authentic experience in piloting innovative projects. The SBIP program helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is compatible with the professional expectations of the biotechnology world. Fifth year (taught in English) Fall Semester : Life Sciences: Protein Engineering, Nanobiotechnologies, Advanced Immunology Chemistry : Combinative Chemistry, Green Tech Bioinformatics: Conception of Databanks, Drug Discovery Management: Human Resource Management, Technological Resource Management, Economic Intelligence French as a Foreign Language for International Students SPIB The SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) program offers future biotechnology experts at Sup’Biotech a full-scale authentic experience in piloting innovative projects. The SBIP program helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is compatible with the professional expectations of the biotechnology world. [-]

Máster Universitario En Investigación Y Biotecnología Agrarias

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Castellón

Un análisis de la situación actual pone de manifiesto que la biotecnología ofrece nuevas e interesantes oportunidades de innovación en salud humana y animal, agroalimentación y medio [+]

Un análisis de la situación actual pone de manifiesto que la biotecnología ofrece nuevas e interesantes oportunidades de innovación en salud humana y animal, agroalimentación y medio ambiente. El enorme potencial científico e industrial de la biotecnología ha sido reconocido por las administraciones públicas y el sector empresarial. En nuestro entorno, la biotecnología es una de las líneas prioritarias de investigación en los programas marcos de la Unión Europea, los programas nacionales de I+D+i, y los programas regionales. El máster en Investigación y Biotecnología Agrarias de la Universitat Jaume I surge con la intención de generar futuros empleados en dicho sector, con la cualificación y capacidades profesionales requeridas. Los sectores económicos más importantes de la provincia de Castellón son el sector industrial y el sector agrícola, este último cada vez más orientado a las investigaciones biotecnológicas, debido a la actual demanda de productos de calidad y a la creciente preocupación por el medio ambiente que está obligando, por una parte, al uso de sofisticados productos tanto biotecnológicos como fitosanitarios, y por otra parte, a la mejora genética vegetal. Tipo de enseñanza Enseñanza presencial. Duración y calendario Duración: un curso académico (octubre 2014 / septiembre 2015) Presencial (octubre 2014 / junio 2015) Créditos e importe 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). (Según tasas oficiales pendientes de publicar. Precio de 2013/14: 46,20 €/crédito) Requisitos de acceso obligatorios El acceso al Máster vendrá definido por:

 
 - Grado de afinidad de la titulación previa a los estudios del Máster. - El expediente académico de los estudios que se hayan cursado con anterioridad. - La experiencia profesional e investigadora. - El conocimiento de una tercera lengua, el inglés. - La movilidad durante los estudios previos.
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Master in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, finance and a sustainable [+]

Masters in Biotechnology in Europe 2017. The Master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, finance and a sustainable society. The goal is to use cells and enzymes to produce commodities such as fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper & pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The student will be given a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling them to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally. Programme outline The two-year programme consists of core mandatory courses in biotechnology followed by elective courses, which include chemistry, environmental analysis and other technological subjects chosen by the student. The student is therefore able to tailor their education allowing for a unique profile to each degree, for instance “Industrial-Process Design” or “Environmental-Systems Analysis.” The courses are then followed by a degree project. Skills such as problem solving and project work, as well as oral and written presentation, are emphasised in several courses. The education is also closely coupled to the research undertaken at the School of Biotechnology and to the Swedish Bio/Pharmaceutical/Chemical industry. Degree project The degree project is performed during the last semester of the programme, where the student works on a research topic related to the theoretical courses in the curriculum. The project may be carried out either in a research setting at KTH, in industry or in another university or research institute anywhere in the world. Career prospects Graduates of the programme will command the skills necessary for a professional career in the biotechnological industry, as well as for further academic studies. These areas are expanding worldwide, offering a Master’s degree holder in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology plentiful career opportunities, including those found in patent and consultant agencies and finance. [-]

Master In Chemical And Biotechnological Process Engineering

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

The goal of the course is to train the professional figure of Chemical Engineer, recognized at European and World level, as defined by the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE). The Regulations of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes dell'EFCE implements the recommendations concerning the expected learning outcomes at the end of the first level ... [+]

educational objectives of the class: LM-22 Chemical Engineering Graduates from the Master's degree course must: - thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences and be able to use this knowledge to interpret and describe complex engineering problems or those requiring an interdisciplinary approach ; - Thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of engineering, both in general and specifically in relation to those of chemical engineering, in which they are able to identify, formulate and solve in an innovative, complex problems or those requiring an interdisciplinary approach ; - Be able to conceive, plan, design and manage systems, complex and / or innovative processes and services; - Be able to design and manage highly complex experiments; - It is equipped with context knowledge and transversal capacity; - Have expertise in business organization (corporate culture) and professional ethics; - Be able to be fluent in written and oral form, at least one European language besides Italian with reference to disciplinary vocabularies. The admission to the postgraduate courses of the class requires possession of the curricular requirements that foresee, however, an adequate command of general scientific methods and content in the basic sciences and engineering disciplines, preparatory to those provided for in characterizing ' sort of this master degree class. The master degree course must also culminate in an important design activities, which will eventually lead to an elaborate demonstrating mastery of the subjects, the ability to work independently and a good level of communication skills. The main career opportunities provided by the Master degree course are: innovation and development of production, advanced design, planning and scheduling, management of complex systems, both in private practice and in manufacturing or services and public administrations. Graduates may find employment with: chemical, food, pharmaceutical and process; manufacturing, processing, transportation and storage of substances and materials; industrial laboratories; technical departments of public administration delegated to environmental governance and security. The universities organize, in collaboration with public and private institutions, internships and apprenticeships. Synthesis of consultation with representative organizations at the local level of production, services, professions The meeting between the University and the representatives of the world of Labor Organizations, Services and Production for the presentation of teaching regulations of the Master of Science of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Cagliari, took place November 27, 2009, at the 'Aula Magna of the Faculty. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Cagliari, the federation of associations of engineers of Sardinia, the Association of Industrialists of the Province of Cagliari, the Confindustria, CRS4, the SARAS SpA, dell ' Alkhela Srl, the Axis Srl. All present felt Teaching regulation proposed by the Faculty of Engineering with the needs of the territory and expressed a favorable opinion, giving some suggestions on possible complementary activities that may be proposed, in collaboration with some of the intervening parties. However it should be noted that all degree courses, in all phases of the work, they consulted the subjects of specific interest to them, discussing the construction of the new teaching organization and the comments received, finding interlocutors fully consenting on the proposals. specific learning objectives of the course and description of the training course The goal of the course is to train the professional figure of Chemical Engineer, recognized at European and World level, as defined by the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE). The Regulations of the Master of Science in Chemical and Process Engineering Biotechnology incorporates the dell'EFCE recommendations with respect to the learning outcomes expected at the end of the first level and the signs of the "Second cycle degree core curriculum" as set out in the "Recommendations for EFCE document Chemical Engineering Education in a Bologna Two Cycle Degree System "(July 2005). The CL's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes aims to provide students with an adequate study and updating of general scientific methods and contents, the enrichment of specific professional skills, and mastery of innovative design methods in the context of ' chemical engineering and chemical technology and biotechnology. Purpose of CL's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Process is therefore to provide graduates with a training course, in accordance with the guidelines dell'EFCE that allows: - use the increased knowledge of chemical phenomena, physical and biological agents in order to develop advanced mathematical models for chemical and biotechnological processes and be able to solve them; - Be able to analyze, evaluate and compare the different possibilities for the development of experiments, methodologies and technologies for the process industry, production of goods and / or services and for the protection and / or the environmental recovery; - Be able to study independently and critically new topics; - Develop methodologies and technologies (including environmental and safety aspects) of the process industry and industries for the production of goods or services and for the recovery or the environment. Consistent with the provisions of the EFCE document, the training of graduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes provides a series of teachings directed to improving public awareness, provided between the access requirements, and topics specifically identified in the document as characterizing EFCE the degree in chemical engineering, in particular transport phenomena, kinetics and industrial chemistry. Subsequently, the course includes lessons aimed at the design, modeling and process management, with particular reference to the state of research and industrial development. These lessons will be taught by teachers whose scientific research activity is carried out in specific areas. Apart from knowledge recognized at European level for the chemical engineer, the course includes some lessons related to the needs of the territory, in particular the presence of large industries that operate in the field of processing of raw materials and production of biomaterials, energy and services. Knowledge and understanding (knowledge and understanding) Graduates will be able to: - know the methods of the specialist disciplines of chemical engineering, relevant for the proper definition and the search for solutions to complex engineering problems of chemical and biotechnological processes; - Be able to understand the problems concerning design analysis and management of the processes for the transformation of matter and the production of energy, involving chemical and biochemical reactions also through access to the relevant specialist literature. - Be able to understand the issues regarding health and safety, sustainability and environmental impact of a chemical process or biotechnology. - Be able to understand the practical applications of process engineering, with particular reference to the industrial reality of the Sardinian territory. The knowledge and understanding are achieved through the learning activities organized in the teachings characteristic of the field of chemical engineering and related basic activities of the chemical and biological areas and other engineering fields. The teaching methods used include participation in lectures, tutorials, seminars, supervised home study and independent study. In addition, as part of some of the lessons will be provided for visits to facilities and participation in seminars. Assessment of the achievement of learning outcomes is mainly by carrying out intermediate tests, test papers written or oral, ending with the award of a judgment. Applying knowledge and understanding (applying knowledge and understanding) Graduates must: - be able to easily manage the advanced operational tools useful for the development of chemical engineering, modeling, design and management of chemical and biotechnological processes. - Know how to use the knowledge acquired and acquirable for process innovation in the processing industry, in consideration of the results achieved by the scientific community; - Be able to produce physical / mathematical models for the analysis of the characteristics and performance of equipment, systems and processes for the production of products and materials, also in reference to the sustainability of the processes and the biocompatibility of the materials; - Know how to select, design study and apply advanced methods for the regulation and control of chemical and biotechnological processes; - Identify and use, including the operations and the jobs available, those most likely to sustainability and environmental protection in relation to industrial activities in general and those in the chemical industry, in particular. These skills will be developed mainly in the compulsory courses characterizing and related through the examination of real cases. During the activities aimed at 'integration into the labor market and in the elaboration of the final exam it will be able to assess the learners' ability to apply their knowledge. Making judgments (Making judgments) Graduates will: - organize and conduct experiments related to chemical and biotechnological processes of complex type, together with the interpretation of the results obtained and the formulation of a critical judgment on them. - Identify, formulate and solve complex and articulated problems related to the functional design, the management and adaptation of plants in the process industry, chemistry and biotechnology, also based on economic considerations and safety assessment and dell ' environmental impact. The independent judgment skills are accomplished through participation in training activities, including work placement and laboratories and the preparation of the thesis. The teaching methods used include participation in seminars and exercises in the classroom or in the laboratory, conducting individual and group projects, supervised home study and independent study. The achievement of learning outcomes is mainly by the performance of tests, test papers written or oral, execution of projects. Communication skills (communication skills) Graduates will: - demonstrate ability to properly communicate technical and scientific field, through the preparation and presentation of design documents and technical reports relating to the knowledge gained in the training course; - Be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to stakeholders specialists and non-specialists also using graphical representation methods. - Be able to actively participate and coordinate a multidisciplinary team. - Use appropriate methods and different languages ​​to communicate effectively with the engineering community, with different interlocutors at a technical level and with society in general. It intends to develop these skills through the teaching of teachers who, using various forms of communication, are an example of effective communication. Moreover the exams, which typically consist of tests both written and oral, are a stimulus to the proper development of communication skills both written and oral, as well as an evaluation of the same. At the end of the training course is planned during the course of a project activity which includes drawings, specifications and technical reports prepared in accordance with international standards. Even the final test provides the opportunity to check the capacity of analysis, processing and communication of the work done in providing discussion, before a commission, a report produced by the student on a subject area of ​​the training course. Participation in internships, internships and study abroad prove to be very useful tools for the development of communication skills of the individual student. employment and career opportunities for graduates Main functions: - coordinates the activities of definition of production processes and processing and the design of systems for the process industry and for the production of energy - supervises the driving of industrial installations for chemical and biotechnological productions, the food industries , pharmaceutical and for the production, distribution and use of energy - designs and manages installations for the clean-up, for the treatment of fumes, for the disposal of waste, for the purification of water and for the remediation of polluted soils - conducting the analysis risk for processes and installations for the processing of raw materials and for industrial activities in general - coordinates research and development activities in the field of process engineering and the production of materials - manages the design of control systems for the processes of transformation - It performs modeling and functional and constructive design of equipment and systems for the process industry. - Promotes innovation in science and technology development in the chemical and biotechnological processes. The course prepares students for professions chemical and petroleum engineers - (2.2.1.5.1) Learning skills (learning skills) Graduates must develop the learning skills necessary to update continuously on methods, techniques and tools specialized in the field of chemical engineering. It shall also be able to source, consult and interpret the main bibliographic sources for the technical literature and the national law, their European and international industry. The graduate must also masterful ability to develop self-learning to enable them to deal profitably higher level courses, such as second-level Master and PhD courses. To achieve these objectives the preparation of some of the compulsory courses and related characterizing require consultation and the use of bibliographic sources. Also the preparation of the final test will allow to develop the learning capacity of the student and will also be a moment of verification by the faculty. Skills required for access To be admitted to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes must be in possession of degree or university diploma of three years, or five-year single-cycle, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid. And 'it required the knowledge of the English language at least level B1. The Academic Regulations of the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes defines the curricular requirements for admission which can not be lower than the following: Degree title or university degree of three years for the obtaining of which have been met: At least 30 credits in the areas identified in the core course classes of L9 (Industrial Engineering); L7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering); L8 (Information Engineering); L27 (Chemical Science and Technology); L2 (Biotechnology). At least 45 credits in the areas identified among the characteristic classes of L9 (Industrial Engineering); L7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering); L8 (Information Engineering); L27 (Chemical Science and Technology); L2 (Biotechnology). five-year university degree in one cycle between those indicated in the academic regulations of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes. It 'also planned to adequate initial preparation with procedures defined in the Academic Regulations of the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes. The curricular requirements must be fulfilled before the assessment of individual preparation. The Academic Regulations also defines the criteria to be applied in the case of graduates with requirements different from those mentioned above and in the case of foreign students. Also in the Academic Regulations it will eventually be listed among the requirements for admission, the minimum mark and the maximum time for the achievement of the degree to which you possess. The Academic Regulations define the method of verifying the adequacy of the candidates personal preparation. Final exam The final exam consists of the discussion of a thesis, resulting from an activity on a trial, or modeling-design on matters relating to the contents of the Master's Degree Course, to be developed under the guidance of a teacher, also in collaboration with public and private entities , manufacturing and service companies, research centers operating in the field of interest. During the preparation of the student thesis must, first, to analyze the technical and scientific literature on the subject in the study. Downstream of this phase, the graduate will, independently and depending on the type of thesis: - in the case of modeling work, develop and solve the proposed model applied to the problem in order to analyze the corresponding variations in the characteristics variables of the system behavior and be able to interpret the results obtained; - In the case of experimental work, conduct a trial and be able to process the results in a critical way to allow the application even in conditions different from those investigated; - In the case of project work to identify the most convenient process, analyzing the technological, economic, safety, environmental impact and the control dimensioning in all or part of the plant itself. Maximum number of recognizable credits (DM 16/3/2007 Art 4) 9 (Credit recognizable on the basis of professional knowledge and skills certified individually, as well as other knowledge and skills gained through educational activities of post-secondary level to which the design and construction with the university) [-]

Master in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Graz

Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. [+]

Masters in Biotechnology in Europe 2017. Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. The core areas are molecular biotechnology, biocatalysis, and environmental, food, enzyme and bioprocess technology. Students benefit from access to the excellently equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure. Content You learn working and analytical methods used in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and gene, enzyme and fermentation technology. You independently perform cutting-edge scientific and technological experiments. You assess the results of experiments, identify problems and propose solutions. You learn to develop new strategies by considering and assessing current research findings. You use modern information technology in bioinformatics. You work in teams and present results. Core areas Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Bioprocess Technology Environmental and Food Biotechnology Specialisation subjects You may choose 2 of the following areas of specialisation: Enzyme and Protein Technology Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology Bioprocess Engineering Environmental and Food Biotechnology Career Options Graduates are employed in leading positions in both the basic and applied sciences in academia and industry. Biotechnologists plan experiments and analyses, implement these and examine existing solutions. Their problem-solving skills are needed for research and technological development. Graduates work in the following areas: industrial biotechnology, chemical manufacturing using biocatalytic processes, pharmaceutical research, food technology, environmental biotechnology, agricultural research, in relevant university and non-university research institutions and with public authorities or in public offices. Registration Deadlines Summer semester 2016: 7 January to 30 April 2016 Winter semester 2016/17: 11 July to 30 November 2016 [-]

Master in Biology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. [+]

Master in Biology The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: General (electives) Specialisations Biodiversity and systematics Genetics, development and evolution Bioinformatics and data analysis Molecular plant science Curriculum Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream (30Credits) Research project and dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Museums and botanical gardens Bioinformatics Ecology-oriented services Scientific journalism Scientific consulting in governmental or private organisations which finance or supervise research Banking sector (for scientific consulting) Fundamental and medical research in public institutions Scientific research and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies Biology teaching in middle school and high school Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Biology or an equivalent degree. Students are required to find a laboratory or group in which to conduct their research project. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty’s academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master’s programme to find out if it is possible to join the course. [-]

Master in Biotechnological Engineering

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Bragança

This programme will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. [+]

Masters in Biotechnology in Europe 2017. Master in Biotechnological Engineering This master programme main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Profile of the programme The profile of the programme is organized into two major areas of specialization, microbial biotechnology (Microbial Physiology and Genetics; Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Biomass and Bioenergy; Industrial Microbiology) and agricultural biotechnology (Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Genetically Modified Organisms; Biomass and bioenergy Production; Molecular Diagnostic Methods; Biopesticides and Biocontrol; Biofactories, Bioproducts and Innovation). A set of courses is the interface between the two areas (Biomass and Bioenergy; Biocatalysts Technology, Engineering of Biotechnological Processes), giving the necessary engineering component to this curriculum. Finally, the disciplines that provide the foundations of statistics and experimental design (Multivariate Analysis and Experimental Design), and safety and regulation in the biotechnology industry (Safety and Regulation in Biotechnology) complete the plan of studies. Biology and biochemistry Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Biotechnological Engineering, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research; apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies; integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them; communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underlay them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously; develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning. To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan. Occupational profiles of graduates The degree of "mestre" (master) in Biotechnological Engineering belongs to the education and training area of Technologies. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the agrarian and industrial sectors of production associated with biotechnology; act at the level of new plant/animal production technologies and screening and diagnosis of plant/animal health; intervene in areas of connection between the primary and secondary sectors, bringing new skills to the two productive sectors; undertake business activities to bring the added value of the products obtained. [-]

Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. [+]

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate from the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field. A key concept within this programme is the application of knowledge in the real world. We use real cases to learn from and many of the lecturers are experienced business leaders who share their knowledge and act as inspiration. The programme is interdisciplinary with regards to the background of both the students as well as teachers and the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme. Some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner institutions in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. The programme includes two internships at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad, where you apply what you have learnt to create a mutually beneficial experience for you and the hosting company. The degree project is also commonly performed in a company setting. These experiences give you valuable knowledge and insights as well as networks that will provide you with a head start for your future career. Programme outline *might be subject to changes Semester 1 Industrial management Entrepreneurship in the life sciences Project management Behavioural management control Semester 1 and 2 Development of products in the biomedical industry Semester 2 Market analysis Practical Placement 1 Elective course Semester 3 Business development Scientific method Practical placement Semester 4 Degree project Career opportunities The programme provides a solid foundation for a career in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or other related industries working with marketing, project management, business development or venture capital among other relevant positions. Specific entry requirements A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in health care, biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine or biotechnology. Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 on written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 on written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school. Selection The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required. Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process. Contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions, admissions@ki.se Application and tuition fees If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Application fee 900 SEK Tuition fee Total amount: 360 000 SEK First instalment: 90 000 SEK [-]

Master in Ecology and Population Genetics

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

ECOGEN Master’s degree programme prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems. This competence is needed in the environmental administration and research in the fields of e.g. conservation biology and restoration ecology. The degree enables to further Ph.D. studies in ecology and genetics. [+]

Masters in Biotechnology in Europe 2017. Master in Ecology and Population Genetics – With emphasis in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology issues ECOGEN Master’s degree programme prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems. This competence is needed in the environmental administration and research in the fields of e.g. conservation biology and restoration ecology. The degree enables to further Ph.D. studies in ecology and genetics. The combination of studies in plant ecology and population biology (research of which is at Oulu by far the strongest in Finland), plant population genetics (part of the former Population Genetics Research of Excellence unit) and molecular ecology offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain strong tools for conservation biology and biodiversity issues. Programme Outline The programme consists of 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 80 ECTS belongs to the main subject (animal ecology, plant ecology, genetics). Optional studies may follow either of two lines, focusing on ecology or genetics. The programme includes a trainee period either in environmental administration or research institutes in co-operation with a network of European environmental administration and research institutes. Studies take 2 years. Students will be awarded a Master of Science degree in plant or animal ecology or genetics with a possibility to continue for Ph.D. studies. Bachelor of Science degree in biology is required (or related subjects if the students have completed studies corresponding the following studies required by the Degree Programme in Biology, University of Oulu). The degree programme includes, depending on the main study subject, field courses in ecology (plant and fungal succession on sandy seashores, management of coastal meadows, endangered species), courses in restoration ecology, evolutionary ecology (evolutionary potential in wild animal populations under climate and environmental change), conservation biology, stream ecology, winter ecology and physiology (plant and animal adaptations to boreal and subarctic conditions), population genetic analysis of DNA, and quantitative genetics and plant and animal breeding. Study Environment ECOGEN Master’s degree at the Department of Biology, University of Oulu offers a multicultural environment and international education for both international and Finnish students in the fields of biology and related areas. High proportion of education consists of contact teaching and laboratory and field practicals. The facilities include botanical garden, zoological and botanical museums, greenhouses, and field research stations. Botanical Herbarium and Botanical Gardens as well as Zoological Museum conduct research in biodiversity and offer highly qualified facilities as well as collections for the research. The field research stations have well-equipped laboratories and accommodation facilities. University of Oulu’s Oulanka research station situates in the Oulanka national park which attracts visitors and researches worldwide and is part of the European PAN Parks network. Programme Admissions Programme Specific Academic Requirements The applicant must have a B.Sc. (or to be obtained by 1.8.2012) in biology, or a closely related subject, with excellent grades. A good working knowledge of English. English language skills can be proved by official language exam or by having 20 ECTS credits of studies conducted in English language in a higher education institution in Finland. Prerequisite studies, either completed as a part of the B.Sc. degree or to be completed during the M.Sc. period (bridging studies), corresponding: Cell biology (750121P), Basics of ecology (750124P), General genetics (753224P), Experimental course in general genetics (753104P), Animal physiology (751388A), Biogeography (750363A), Evolution and systematics of organisms (750307A), Basics in functional plant biology (752345A). Basic studies in statistics, chemistry and biochemistry are also required. The selected students may be asked to complete previous studies with so called bridging studies (maximum 60 ECTS). The number of courses needed is decided case-by-case basis when their personal study plan is accepted. Optional document: summary of the Bachelor's Thesis Selection Process Based on the academic requirements selected applicants might be invited for a telephone interview (in English). In the interview, the background of the applicants, their motivation for studies and knowledge of English are estimated. Detailed Selection Criteria Applicants will be ranked based on their B.Sc. grades and the telephone interview. Completion of a B.Sc. degree is obligatory to commence the M.Sc. studies. Student Selection The names of admitted students to the programme will be announced during spring. The results of the selection will be sent to all applicants. The selected students will also receive a confirmation letter stating the right to study for the Master of Science degree at the University of Oulu, Faculty of Science. If the bachelor degree is not yet obtained by the time the announcement, the study right is confirmed only after the degree is obtained. The study right has to be accepted by the deadline given by the Faculty of Science. The details will be informed to the selected students in the confirmation letter. In other case, the study rights will be withdrawn. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

MSc Evolutionary Systems Biology

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Vienna

With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. [+]

A joint Master's programme at the University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna For detailed information, see the Evolutionary Systems Biology Website With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. To fulfill this demand, the new Evolutionary Systems Biology (ESB) Master's program (start: Winter Term 2016) provides the training necessary for this new type of scientist. Specifically, ESB master's students will: Learn how to understand and handle modern “- omics” data sets. Develop key computational skills and delve into biological modelling. Combine experimental “wet-lab” technologies with quantitative “dry-lab” methods. Apply these skills to questions arising from evolutionary biology, development, comparative genomics, and systems biology. Vienna offers a unique scientific environment for the ESB Master's program, which will benefit from the expertise of research groups in population genetics, evo-devo, systems biology, and biomathematics at the University of Vienna and the Vetmeduni Vienna. Master's students will be able to draw upon the resources of two Universities, and on established connections to world-class research institutes such as the Gregor Mendel Institute, IST Austria, the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, and the evolVienna network. Course Overview The ESB master’s programme aims to provide hands-on education, with practical skills courses designed to complement all lectures in the core curriculum. Furthermore, there is a strong emphasis on research, with two lab rotations and a research-based master's thesis project providing training in cutting-edge research methods. This programme particularly includes: Courses covering population genetics, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, EvoDevo and systems biology. Practical courses introducing modelling, programming, and statistical data analysis for biologists. An extensive research component, including rotations in multiple research groups, one-on-one training, and individual research projects. Special skill courses on giving scientific talks and writing successful grant proposals. The expected length of the Master in ESB programme is four semesters. In line with the curriculum nine modules (MES1-9), a Master’s Thesis and an Oral Defense, totalling 120 ECTS, have to be completed to be awarded the degree. Admission The ESB master's programme is aimed at students with an interest in biological research and quantitative methods. As an entry requirement applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in biology or in a related field (such as biotechnology, biomedicine, or bioinformatics). Advanced quantitative skills are not a prerequisite. Applicants with a BSc in other natural sciences (e.g. Physics) or mathematics and statistics may also be admitted to the ESB master's programme, provided that they complete additional courses in basic biology. Non-native speakers are required to prove their English language competence. After Graduation An ESB master's degree will provide degree holders with an excellent foundation which will either enable them to pursue a doctorate, such as a PhD in quantitative biological research, or will open up a wide variety of career opportunities in research-oriented biomedical/biotechnological companies. For further information, please see here [-]

Master Specialized Management Of Biotech Companies

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Campus Full time Part time 15 months October 2017 France Grenoble + 1 more

This Advanced Master trains managers of operational web internationally on all components of e-business and e-marketing to meet the new challenges implied by developments in information technology. [+]

Masters in Biotechnology in Europe 2017. Objective: The development of the biotechnology sector reinforced the need for specialists. The Specialized Master Management of Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as these experts by providing specific managerial skills and understanding of issues related to the sector, as well as training to the changes and challenges it entails. Program: The pedagogy of Grenoble Ecole de Management is strongly oriented enterprises to enable students to be operational quickly. For this, a special importance is given to the presence in business (alternating, business missions), professional intervention, and case studies. This training is conducted entirely in English. What job can I do with this training? Many guidelines are available: head of product marketing, industrial property adviser, responsible for valuation, business development, ... How to integrate this training? Admission on-line application is open: - For graduates with a bac + 5 (engineers, academics, doctors, Phd) - In the business executives in incumbent operations of a bac + 4 with experience at least 3 years A derogation other profiles can be accepted [-]

Master in Bio­medical and Clinical Technology

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Biomedical Engineering | Systematic Integration of Processes in Health Service | Instruments and Methods for Biomedicine [+]

Fields of Study - Biomedical Engineering - Systematic Integration of Processes in Health Service - Instruments and Methods for Biomedicine Entrance Exams - entrance examination in English Entry Requierements - fully compleated application form - relevant bachelor degree - basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and programming, application and integration knowledge and understanding - ability to conduct scientific research - letter of motivation - proficiency in english Scholarship not for the first year students [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]