MScs in Biotechnology

Compare 50 MSc Programs in Biotechnology

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A Master of Science or MSc is a graduate degree with a focus in science, medicine, or engineering. The MSc in Biotechnology combines two of these disciplines, focusing on biology and chemistry along with principles of design and engineering.

Exactly what is an MSc in Biotechnology? The field of biotechnology uses living organisms to generate controlled processes or even final products. Students pursuing this degree learn about a wide range of topics. On the biological side, focuses may include genetics, microbiology, cellular biology, and biochemistry. On the design and engineering side, students may learn about subjects such as process design and genetic engineering. Some programs also allow students to focus on a subdiscipline, such as the role of bioengineering and bioscience in healthcare or food production. 

This degree program prepares students for biotechnology careers by encompassing a broad range of subjects that many degree programs do not. Besides providing students with necessary knowledge, the degree coursework fosters problem solving and critical thinking skills that prepare students to take on various design and engineering challenges. Additionally, earning the degree can improve likelihood of employment as science and engineering employers often prefer candidates with graduate degrees.

The cost of a master’s degree program can vary significantly, depending on the educational institution, region, and country. Anyone who is considering pursuing a Master of Science should compare various options to find a program that is financially reasonable.

Someone who has earned the MSc in Biotechnology can work in research or development in a variety of bioengineering fields. These include pharmaceutical or medical design, genetic engineering, biofuel production, and industrial biotechnology systems. Potential employers include universities, research institutions, and private companies.

 

Today, even advanced Master of Science degrees can be earned online. Online degrees can be a convenient option for people with busy schedules or limited access to in-person education. The online application process is streamlined, and learning about your potential options is easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admissions office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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M.S. in Biotechnology

The Catholic University of America, Department of Biology
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA Washington

The Catholic University of America offers a unique M.S. in Biotechnology Program that enables biotechnology internships not restricted to just commercial companies, maximal flexibility to students for choosing a program and course of study, and open access to faculty who are fully engaged in both teaching and research in their fields. [+]

Why Get an M.S. in Biotechnology Degree?

The average salary of a Maryland bioscience employee is approximately $80,000. (Maryland Biotechnology Center, 2009)

The Milken Institute projects that biotechnology employment will grow by 1.6% annually through 2014, with many subsectors projected to experience even faster rates of growth. (Angelou Economics: Global Economic Development)

Biotechnology offers opportunities in five major subsectors:

Drugs and pharmaceuticals: Traditionally, chemistry has been the means by which new medicines have been isolated or synthesized. The rise of biotechnology, however, now promises pharmaceuticals that are created through biological processes found in living organisms. Future advances in medicine are relying more and more on the use of biotechnology and, as a result, the role of biotechnology in healthcare is rapidly expanding.... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Bioprocess Technology

Furtwangen University
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Villingen-Schwenningen

The importance of sustainability - the use of renewable resources and renewable energy or the replacement of resource-intensive materials and additives - is of necessity becoming increasingly important in the business world. The potential for innovative projects in this area is huge. Yet despite the enormous importance of bioeconomics in our society, there are still very few degree programmes in Europe dedicated to dealing with these issues. [+]

The importance of sustainability - the use of renewable resources and renewable energy or the replacement of resource-intensive materials and additives - is of necessity becoming increasingly important in the business world. The potential for innovative projects in this area is huge. Yet despite the enormous importance of bioeconomics in our society, there are still very few degree programmes in Europe dedicated to dealing with these issues.

7 Good reasons to study Sustainable Bioprocess Technology Bioprocess technology, Biotechnology and sustainability - 3 forward-looking subjects in one degree programme Participation in exciting projects in the area of bioeconomics in conjunction with companies and scientists during programme Experienced faculty - 20 years of experience in bio and process engineering Current and real-life relevant R&D projects Project management and management skills included in course Course customisation in the area of engineering or the natural sciences PhD opportunities upon graduation Requirements ... [-]

MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship

Yeshiva University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York

The MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yeshiva University Katz School is a Professional Science Master's degree that provides the mission-critical scientific, technical, and business knowledge needed to launch, manage, scale and commercialize biotechnology products and services. [+]

From editing genes using CRISPR to growing transgenic, pesticide-resistant crops, innovations in biotechnology are happening faster and becoming more sophisticated. To maintain competitiveness in this growing market, companies need professionals who

understand the science behind biotechnology, and have the business skills needed to commercialize new products and services.

The MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yeshiva University Katz School is a Professional Science Master's degree that provides the mission-critical scientific, technical, and business knowledge needed to launch, manage, scale and commercialize biotechnology products and services.

The Biotech master is a recognized STEM degree, so international students may be eligible for extended Optional Practical Training (OPT) to work in the United States for up to 24 months after graduation.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Puerto Rico Barranquitas

The Master of Science Program in Biotechnology with Specializations in Biotechnology of Plants and General Biotechnology has as its goal the formation of professionals who possess the knowledge, skills, attitudes and the social commitment, which allow them to make responsible contributions to the scientific development for our society and to the advancement of biotechnology. [+]

The Master of Science Program in Biotechnology with Specializations in Biotechnology of Plants and General Biotechnology has as its goal the formation of professionals who possess the knowledge, skills, attitudes and the social commitment, which allow them to make responsible contributions to the scientific development for our society and to the advancement of biotechnology.

It aims to facilitate the development of graduates that can handle the basic technologies of biosciences and emit judgments related to their area of specialization and to related areas.

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MSc Regenerative Medicine

University of Suffolk
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Regenerative Medicine encompasses many areas of life science and medicine. It has been gaining an enormous interest from the commercial sector and from the healthcare systems worldwide, helping the development of potential alternatives to long-term, high-cost care approaches. The MSc Regenerative Medicine will provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to gaining a critical knowledge and training in the biological and chemical basis of tissue regeneration, stem cell biology and biotechnology, and the challenges associated to the subject fields. Students will explore some basics of intellectual property law, regulatory affairs, ethical issues, all of which are key components of the global Regenerative Medicine sector. Our Biotechnology Unit Lab has been shortlisted as one of the five best in the world for the RegMedNet 'Award for Cultivating Excellence' 2018! [+]

Introduction

Regenerative Medicine encompasses many areas of life science and medicine. This twenty-first century's medicine promises to address several unmet clinical needs and reduce healthcare costs.

Regenerative Medicine aims to repair damaged, diseased and worn out tissues or organs by using cells as therapies, delivered often in combination with bio-scaffolds, or using molecules that stimulate innate capacities of tissue repair. The production of these new medicines and devices requires an understanding of many aspects: basic research, in vitro analysis, preclinical testing, product conceptualization and development, regulatory and ethical frameworks and navigation of intellectual property issues.... [-]


M.Sc in Applied Biotechnology

Warsaw University of Technology
Campus Full time 18 months February 2019 Poland Warsaw

The program contains a wide range of specialist subjects (modelling of bioprocesses, regulation of biotechnological processes, separation processes in biotechnology, laboratory of technological and biotechnological processes, biotechnology of natural resources, etc.), which, together with bioanalytical and selective subjects (bioanalytics, sensors and biosensors, microbioanalytics) constitute a comprehensive offer for all graduates interested in the field of biotechnology. [+]

Faculty of Chemistry offers the following program conducted in English:

Master of Science in Engineering

1.5-year graduate program in the area of:

Applied Biotechnology

The program contains a wide range of specialist subjects (modelling of bioprocesses, regulation of biotechnological processes, separation processes in biotechnology, laboratory of technological and biotechnological processes, biotechnology of natural resources, etc.), which, together with bioanalytical and selective subjects (bioanalytics, sensors and biosensors, microbioanalytics) constitute a comprehensive offer for all graduates interested in the field of biotechnology. 
 The main objective of the program is to help students become specialists in the specific field and to increase their career opportunities in various biotechnological branches of industry (e.g. pharmaceutical, food or composting industry). Our alumni will obtain knowledge and competencies necessary to carry out scientific research in biotechnology laboratories or to work at planning or consulting companies.... [-]


MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington

American University's master's degree in biotechnology combines coursework in genomics and business with the option of pursuing study in neuroscience, entrepreneurship, and other professional science specialties. [+]

American University's master's degree in biotechnology combines coursework in genomics and business with the option of pursuing study in neuroscience, entrepreneurship, and other professional science specialties. The curriculum provides students with the tools necessary for careers in:

Biotechnology Industry Genome Research Institutions Government Regulatory Agencies

Students gain core competencies in statistics and research methods while mastering content in genomics, proteomics, neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, management, and entrepreneurship. Students will tailor their course of study depending on their interests and career goals.

The program allows for hands-on experience with an internship and research capstone. Students will also have the opportunity to translate their scientific ideas into a business venture. Graduates of the program will have gained the knowledge and skills to be innovators within the professional science workforce.... [-]


Master of Science in Life Science Technologies

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on important aspects of current biomedical research, covering fields such as biological data analysis and modelling, advanced biomaterials and bioelectronics, biomedical engineering and neuroscience. The programme draws on fundamental and applied knowledge on these fields and is closely linked to research conducted in the participating schools and departments. [+]

Where Life Sciences meet Technology

Technological innovations have become an essential part of modern healthcare, well-being and bioeconomy. Therefore, both in academic research and industry there is an increasing need for people who can deal with today's increasingly complex biomedical problems.

Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on important aspects of current biomedical research, covering fields such as biological data analysis and modelling, advanced biomaterials and bioelectronics, biomedical engineering and neuroscience. The programme draws on fundamental and applied knowledge on these fields and is closely linked to research conducted in the participating schools and departments.... [-]


MSc in Biorefinery Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Graz

Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers develop, plan and implement innovative, technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner. [+]

Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers develop, plan and implement innovative, technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner.

You will acquire all the knowledge necessary for this from the very wide-ranging technical specialisations covered in the Master’s degree programme Biorefinery Engineering at the TU Graz: this expertise extends from process engineering to chemistry and biotechnology through to energy engineering and environmental engineering. The focus in all of this is on innovation orientation, a close link to practice and also international activities of the students.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biotechnology

Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Poland Kraków

Molecular Biotechnology is a full-time program of studies leading to the professional title “Master of Science in biotechnology”. It is dedicated to students (expected to have at last a BSc degree) who want to understand molecular mechanisms of biological processes and those who would like to put this knowledge into practice. [+]

Modern biotechnology has had a dramatic effect on the world economy and on modern society. Recent developments in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and immunology provided biotechnology with a new momentum and a new prominence. What we owe to modern biotechnology is, among other things, drugs of a new generation (biopharmaceuticals), fast diagnostic tests and a therapy using tissue engineering and stem cells. Biotechnology has its applications not only in medicine but also in agriculture, in fuel production, as well as in waste and pollution removal.

Program Description, Type, and Duration

Molecular Biotechnology is a full-time program of studies leading to the professional title “Master of Science in biotechnology”. It is dedicated to students (expected to have at last a BSc degree) who want to understand molecular mechanisms of biological processes and those who would like to put this knowledge into practice.... [-]


MSc in Applied Biotechnology

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. You will complement your theoretical studies with hands-on experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant scale and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems. [+]

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. You will complement your theoretical studies with hands-on experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant scale and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems.

You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth, including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in biotechnology, and types of bioreactors.

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MSc in Chemical Technology: Composites and Nanomaterials

Poznan University of Technology
Campus Full time 18 months February 2019 Poland Poznań

Composites and Nanomaterials contain physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering of materials and chemical reactors, the technology of polymers, processing of nanomaterials and composites. Laboratory classes allow performing synthesis and detailed characterization of composites together with their various practical application using the specific physical, mechanical and electrochemical properties. A graduate can be employed in research and industry where the knowledge of advanced materials is required. His/her competence will be synthesis, characterization, processing, and application of composites and nanomaterials taking into account environmental protection. He/she is prepared to undertake doctoral studies. His/her English knowledge allows easy exchange of experience, communication, direct interpersonal contacts and fluent formulation of documentation and/or specifications. [+]

Master studies in Chemical Technology - Composites and Nanomaterials last for three semesters starting in February each year.

The first semester is partly devoted to amending the basic knowledge in chemical technology for candidates studying abroad and those persons who at their bachelor level, studied directions different from chemical technology to reach standards defined by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Regular courses contain physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering of materials and chemical reactors, the technology of polymers, processing of nanomaterials and composites. Classes on modeling and simulation are included.

Laboratory classes allow performing synthesis and detailed characterization of composites together with their various practical application using the specific physical, mechanical and electrochemical properties. Ecology and recycling are also in the program as well as advanced materials for generation and storage of energy. The students have also a possibility to select elective courses during studies, e.g. biotechnology, medical aspects and others.... [-]


Master in Bio Inspired Innovation

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

This programme is aimed at Life Sciences students who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in bio inspired design and science.Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. [+]

LEARNING FROM NATURE: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SUSTAINABILITY

Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. Nature has evolved solutions for the societal challenges we face. BII is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in the (Life) Sciences who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in using bio inspired design and science. You can become the biologist at the design table and facilitate innovations that take their lessons from nature. You will become a professional that contributes to the transition to a circular economy with Bio Inspired Innovations.... [-]


MSc Biotechnology

University of Salford
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course provides strong scientific training in many issues at the forefront of modern biotechnology, as well as the professional skills that you will need to work in the field. [+]

In Brief: Excellent career prospects in biotechnology and related fields Multidisciplinary course uniquely integrating molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics with both medical and green biotechnology Biotechnology is a priority growth area in the UK (particularly the North West) as well as a globally important industry Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

This course provides strong scientific training in many issues at the forefront of modern biotechnology, as well as the professional skills that you will need to work in the field.

Course content is well balanced across the areas of biology, biomedicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, and covers topics such as green and medical biotechnology, genomics and bioinformatics, microbiology and proteomics; you will be taught by specialists in these fields. You will also have the opportunity to study a module in Bioscience with Enterprise that has been uniquely developed to allow you to advance your business skills along with core scientific skills.... [-]


Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS)

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Schaumburg

The Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings or for further graduate study. [+]

Biotechnology and Chemical Science, MS

Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG

The Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings or for further graduate study. It is an interdisciplinary program in which a student may concentrate primarily in biotechnology or in chemical science. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Applicants who are preparing for medical, dental or veterinary schools are encouraged to apply for the MA in Biomedical Science or the MS in Biology at Roosevelt University.... [-]