MScs in Biotechnology

Compare 54 MSc Programs in Biotechnology

Biotechnology

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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MSc in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master's program connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. [+]

Program overview

This program connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also put on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods.

Special features of the program:

• Courses in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and medical genetics.

• Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques.... [-]


M.S. in Biotechnology

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

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.... [-]


MSc in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterised by production that is environmentally correct and energy-efficient. [+]

DEVELOPING THE PROCESSES OF THE FUTURE

Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterised by production that is environmentally correct and energy-efficient.

In the first year of the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme, learning is mainly based on lectures and theoretical exercises. The second-year mainly consists of project work, which involves students working closely with external companies. Students who are hungry for more have the possibility of continuing with a PhD. On this path, the student adds three extra years to their studies, working more independently on solving concrete problems. This can also take the form of an industrial PhD in collaboration with a company.... [-]


MSc Biotechnology

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 1 more

This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together aspects of chemistry, biology and cell biology. The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, and bio-informatics. The purpose of this programme is to serve the needs of international and local students who require additional training relevant to their professional development. [+]

This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together aspects of chemistry, biology and cell biology. The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, and bio-informatics. The purpose of this programme is to serve the needs of international and local students who require additional training relevant to their professional development.

This degree provides a programme of study for appropriately qualified and experienced graduates. It produces graduates with a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving, enhancing laboratory and professional competence and enabling students to work independently and use their initiative in solving the diverse problems they encounter.... [-]


M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Beersheba

The Department offers graduate studies towards both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The duration of the M.Sc. program is two years (four semesters). The Program is highly research oriented and is conducted in the BTE laboratories under the guidance of our faculty members. [+]

The Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering

As one of the youngest departments established at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering (BTE) offers a vibrant cutting-edge research atmosphere led by 15 faculty members. The Department is strategically situated in the modern Guzik building, between the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev. The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities funded by numerous prestigious academic grants and supported by a generous donation from the Goldstein-Goren family.... [-]


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 in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research? Biomolecular Sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area that strongly focuses on these topics, with emphasis on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, systems biology (incl. bioinformatics), and biotechnology (incl. synthetic biology). [+]

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research? Biomolecular Sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area that strongly focuses on these topics, with emphasis on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, systems biology (incl. bioinformatics), and biotechnology (incl. synthetic biology).

The fundamental knowledge on 'life' at a molecular level drives several applied-oriented research projects in collaboration with major industrial partners and government support to provide biobased solutions for current societal challenges in the areas of Environment, Energy, Chemistry, Materials, Water, Agro/Food, and Health.... [-]


MSc in Bioprocessing Science

Institute of Technology Sligo
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Sligo

The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry. Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry.

Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

IT Sligo together with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT)* have been delivering a part-time online MSc and PGD in Biopharmaceutical Science since 2008 (www.nibrt.ie/masters). These courses (designed in extensive collaboration with industry) are aimed at Science and Engineering graduates with industrial experience who wish to up-skill or cross-skill for a career in biopharmaceuticals and normally take 2.5 years to complete. The courses have been shown to be extremely successful at up-skilling and cross-skilling individuals either working or hoping to transition into the Biopharmaceutical sector. There still, however, remains a skills gap in the Bioprocessing area which means that additional graduates from Industry focussed programmes are needed. In a recent 2016 “Trends in Biopharma” Survey, recruitment and development of talent have emerged as a key threat to the future growth of the sector (1).... [-]


Master Of Science With Specialization In Biotechnology (mbi)

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Mexico Monterrey Mexico City Mexico State + 2 more

The great demand for developing and optimizing processes in the industrial, food, agricultural, health and molecular diagnostics sectors, among others, has encouraged the incorporation of biotechnological techniques for the generation of new products and services. [+]

The great demand for developing and optimizing processes in the industrial, food, agricultural, health and molecular diagnostics sectors, among others, has encouraged the incorporation of biotechnological techniques for the generation of new products and services.

In this way the development of biotechnological processes manages to benefit a large segment of the population given its wide range of application.

The professionals graduated from the Master of Science with a specialty in Biotechnology from Tecnológico de Monterrey, are able to develop in academic, scientific and industrial environments, both in the application and in the generation of knowledge.

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MSc in Chemistry/Biotechnology

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Department of Chemistry jointly with the Biotechnology Center, offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology. [+]

The Department of Chemistry jointly with the Biotechnology Center offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology.

The graduate program in Chemistry at Tufts University is large enough to foster stimulating interaction among colleagues and provide research opportunities at the frontiers of science, but small enough to have a very favorable student/faculty ratio. Formal requirements are minimized to allow students the flexibility to tailor their M.S. program to meet their individual needs.

Application Requirements Application fee Resume/CV Personal statement Official GRE required GRE Subject Test scores recommended for all other applicants and required for international applicants GRE scores not required for current Tufts undergraduate chemistry majors Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable Transcripts Three letters of recommendation [-]

MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship

Yeshiva University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Murray Hill

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.... [-]


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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Master of Science in Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Singapore

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda... [+]

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda.

The main focus of the course will be on Molecular Biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) Genetics and Bioinformatics form the ‘backbone’ of biotechnology and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. You will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, you will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances.... [-]


MSc in Biotechnology and Business

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Campus Full time 12 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business programme is designed for life-science and chemistry graduates who want to pursue a career in management/entrepreneurship in technology and science-based [+]

Who is the UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business for?

The UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business programme is designed for life-science and chemistry graduates who want to pursue a career in management/entrepreneurship in technology and science-based fields, whether seeking a first job in a biotechnology/biopharmaceutical company, starting your own small business or creating new opportunities in larger companies.

Course objectives of UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business

The UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business programme focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of Biotechnology while giving you a comprehensive Business education. You will learn to identify and solve business problems in local and international settings, enhance your communication and leadership skills and improve your ability for independent thinking and developing creative solutions.... [-]


Master of Science in Biotechnology

Claflin University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Are you interested in working with renowned faculty to develop transgenic plants with the promise for use in vaccinations against malaria, hepatitis C, and other diseases? We invite you to learn more about Biotechnology at Claflin. [+]

Are you interested in working with renowned faculty to develop transgenic plants with the promise for use in vaccinations against malaria, hepatitis C, and other diseases? We invite you to learn more about Biotechnology at Claflin.

Curriculum

The program requires two years of coursework and research, culminating with a production of a master’s thesis. According to their interests, backgrounds and career goals, students can choose from three parallel tracks. Students must complete 16 credit hours in core courses, 8 credit hours in track-specific courses, nine credit hours in faculty-mentored research, and four credit hours in a seminar for a total of 37 credit hours.

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