MScs in Biotechnology

Compare 52 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 2019 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.... [-]


MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship

Yeshiva University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

The MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yeshiva University Katz School in New York City is an interdisciplinary master's program that bridges science and business. Students have an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and apply the principles of biological sciences while building their business acumen. They will learn, evaluate, and develop the ability to take an idea from a concept all the way to creating a commercial product utilizing scientific design methods, and financial, ethical, business, and IP models of sound management. [+]

The Katz School / Kelly Milnes

From the commercialization of CRISPR-edited genetic material to the development of pesticide-resistant crops, innovations in biotechnology are positively and rapidly impacting the future of humankind in areas of health, food and fuel. Through Katz’s MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, students have an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and apply the principles of biological sciences while building their business acumen. They will learn, evaluate, and develop the ability to take an idea from a concept all the way to creating a commercial product utilizing scientific design methods, and financial, ethical, business, and IP models of sound management. ​... [-]


Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences
Campus 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The Master in Biochemistry and Biotechnology offers scientists not only a thorough knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology but also the ability to use biochemical and biotechnological techniques in a creative and inventive manner on plants, animals or humans. The students are also initiated in the interesting world of bioinformatics. [+]

Course content

The training in biochemistry and biotechnology has the aim of forming scientists who not only have a thorough knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology and physiology but who can also use the biochemical and biotechnological techniques in a creative and inventive manner on plants, animals or humans. The students are also initiated in the interesting world of bioinformatics.

The program also has a social aim: to apply research and knowledge in favor of humanity and society. The focus within the training reflects this social involvement in research on the origin and treatment of all kinds of illnesses (such as cancer, chronic inflammation and metabolic diseases), on the improvement of plants (sustainable food production, production of food with improved nutritional quality, production of bio-fuels) and on the use of micro-organisms in certain chemical processes (detoxification of contaminants).... [-]


MSc in Biobanks and Complex Data Management

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Nice

The MSc in "Biobanks and Complex Data Management" opens immediate career opportunities in a variety of sectors such as human health, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industrial laboratories, and agricultural industry. [+]

The MSc in "Biobanks and Complex Data Management" opens immediate career opportunities in a variety of sectors such as human health, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industrial laboratories, and agricultural industry.

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) FI (initial training)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training) Duration: 2 years Location: Nice Campus Pasteur/Sophia Antipolis Language: English

A Biobank is a biological materials repository that collects, processes, stores, and distributes biospecimens to support a scientific investigation. The main objective of this MSc is to acquire knowledge, experience, and practical skills that will qualify graduates to work in the multidisciplinary field of biobanking (humans, animals, plants, and other living organisms) and complex data management.... [-]


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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Master of Science in Sustainable Bioprocess Technology

Furtwangen University
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2019 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 ... [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Make the leap into the future and join Skoltech's Biotechnology program to become a sought-after professional capable of dealing with challenging tasks and developing groundbreaking solutions in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields. [+]

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Make the leap into the future and join Skoltech's Biotechnology program to become a sought-after professional capable of dealing with challenging tasks and developing groundbreaking solutions in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

Our MSc students:

Gain advanced knowledge and skills in molecular biology, gene engineering, pharmacology, bioinformatics, and neuroscience Master the field's cutting-edge methods, technologies and tools and learn to use them in practice Apply a multidisciplinary approach drawing from mathematics, statistics, probability theory and other sciences to address the pressing tasks of biotechnology Acquire hands-on experience in preparing and conducting experiments and analyzing and interpreting their results Gain international research experience working for diverse teams and labs worldwide (MIT, Washington University, Tel Aviv University, University of Santiago, etc.) Choose from a multitude of fields and career paths ranging from research labs to multinational biomedical companies Program Structure: ... [-]

MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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. [+]

MSc in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering 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 Salford
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The field of biotechnology has been revolutionised in the past ten years by advances in molecular biology, genome sequencing and large scale-omics profiling (including proteomics) as well as the ability to manipulate genomes via genetic modification and genome editing tools. The syllabus is designed to develop the “analytical techniques and problem-solving skills” that you will need for postgraduate-level employment in both the biotechnology sector but also to provide access to transferable skills relevant to a great variety of professional careers. [+]

In Brief: This MSc will give you the opportunity to engage with key employers and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be attractive to prospective employers in the future. Biotechnology is a priority growth area in the UK (particularly the North West) as well as a globally important industry Through this MSc you will acquire the skills needed to address the global challenges of population growth, increased life expectancy, antibiotic resistance, sustainable agriculture and the demand for food and fuel. Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

This programme reflects this by directly teaching core Molecular Biology and Proteomics (MBP) and a Genomics module, which further incorporates training in computational science, which is a current high demand skill for graduates. ... [-]


MSc in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 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. [+]

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 ... [-]

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 Molecular Biotechnology

Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 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 Chemical Technology: Composites and Nanomaterials

Poznan University of Technology
Campus Full time 3 semesters 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.... [-]