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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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51 Results in Biotechnology

Yeshiva University

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 scien ... [+]

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. ​... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Campus
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)

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

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.... [-]

France Nice
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most vibrant and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Enroll on Skoltech Life Sciences program and become a sought-aft ... [+]

Overview

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most vibrant and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Enroll on Skoltech Life Sciences program and become a sought-after professional capable of cracking challenges in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields. You will be accelerating scientific progress, advancing basic research, envisioning forthcoming technologies.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Tuition fees: no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection Language: English Education

The MSc program is 2 years long: the first year is to strengthen your theoretical background, and the second year is to focus on research. Students have the freedom to choose courses and extracurricular activities to shape their individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, and gain entrepreneurial skills to prepare for job placement.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey - ITESM

The great demand for developing and optimizing processes in the industrial, food, agricultural, health and molecular diagnostics sectors, among others, has encouraged the ... [+]

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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Mexico Monterrey
August 2019
Spanish
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Warsaw University of Technology

The program contains a wide range of specialist subjects (modelling of bioprocesses, regulation of biotechnological processes, separation processes in biotechnology, labo ... [+]

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.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
February 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology

Department of Biotechnology covers research areas that range from understanding the nature and / or the molecular basis of biological processes that involve biological sy ... [+]

Biotechnology:

M.Sc. students must complete at least 36 credit hours, within the following Guidelines:

Course-work of 18 credit hours, including two core courses of 6 credit hours (3 credit hours each), elective courses of 9 credit hours and a project-based Learning course of 3 credit hours. Thesis-work of 18 credit hours

M.Sc. students have to pass successfully 6 courses with three credit hours each before applying for the thesis.

Courses Core Courses: BIO 501: Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering BIO 502: Advanced Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques Elective Courses:

Students should select 3 courses of 9 credit hours (3 credit hours each).

Students can select, with the aid of their academic advisors, elective courses from other science or engineering disciplines.... [-]

Egypt Alexandria
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Austria Graz
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Pécs

The curriculum is practice-oriented and provides the necessary skills for graduates to start work immediately after graduation in the biotech or pharma industries or to e ... [+]

Description of the Program

The curriculum is practice-oriented and provides the necessary skills for graduates to start work immediately after graduation in the biotech or pharma industries or to enroll in a PhD programme. The programme provides opportunities for students to become involved in research activities in various departments of the Faculties of Medicine and Science or to prepare diploma work in biotechnology-based SMEs (Small or Medium Enterprises) or in the pharmaceutical industry. The University is a member of the European Biotechnology Network, an association which actively supports the program.

Application Procedure

For a successful application please follow the steps below:... [-]

Hungary Pécs
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

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 characterise ... [+]

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.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Helsinki

All life on earth is based on microbes. Microbial processes run global nutrient cycles. Present microbiological knowledge is applied in medicine, in the industry and in f ... [+]

How to avoid microbial spoilage of food?

All life on earth is based on microbes. Microbial processes run global nutrient cycles. Present microbiological knowledge is applied in medicine, in the industry and in food production. With techniques based on microbiology and microbial biotechnology, we may even apply methods to save the environment. If you want to know more about microbes and the biotechnological applications and learn what research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes, the Master's Programme of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology are for you.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Why are microbes the most important group of organisms on our planet? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes? These are important questions, and you can find answers to these and many others in the study of Microbiology and microbial biotechnology.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Padova

The MSc in Biotechnologies for Food Science explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Focused on the applic ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Biotechnology.

Degree course track held in English of the second-cycle degree course Biotecnologie per l'alimentazione (Biotechnologies for food science)

Interdisciplinary and research-oriented MSc concerning the use of advanced biotechnologies in food production and safety.

Course description

The MSc in Biotechnologies for Food Science explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Focused on the application of advanced biotechnological methodologies in food production and safety, it is the ideal trait-d’union between the requests of consumers and producers in the agro-food sector and the research applied to production and food-safety. Thus, the course has a strong component on cutting-edge disciplines like genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, metabolomics and nanotechnologies, all in the context of animal and crop production as well as of food quality and safety. Theoretical lessons are mixed with a relatively high number of practical training, including the ECTS (23) dedicated to the thesis work, covering the whole second semester of the second year.... [-]

Italy Padua
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

Johns Hopkins is a world leader in biological research and the global biotechnology industry. We challenge students with a rigorous, multi-disciplinary curriculum that fu ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins MS in Biotechnology offers a comprehensive exploration of basic science, applied science, and lab science with an industry focus. The program gives you a solid grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, and proteomics.

Our curriculum will prepare you to engage in research, lead lab teams, make development and planning decisions, create and apply research modalities to large projects, and take the reins of management and marketing decisions.

Many students like the flexibility of the general degree; it allows them to tailor the coursework to meet their individual career goals.

The program also offers five different concentrations:... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology at Jagiellonian University

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Poland Kraków
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
UIT The Arctic University of Norway

The aim is to educate candidates in biotechnological skills in general, thus qualifying them for careers in a range of organisations including those whose focus is on inn ... [+]

The aim is to educate candidates in biotechnological skills in general, thus qualifying them for careers in a range of organisations including those whose focus is on innovation, commercial development and value creation of marine resources in processes and industry.

We are preoccupied with exploiting the advantage we enjoy as a nation in the form of access to enormous marine resources. Most of the organisms that comprise the marine biodiversity are still little researched. These bio-resources can be the source of unique biomolecules (enzymes, secondary metabolites, proteins/peptides, marine fats and carbohydrates) and the associated genetic codes.

Good relationships with the biotechnological industry are exploited to adapt the teaching, and ensure that it is relevant for commercial development and innovation. Many newly established businesses in the region have their origins in the biotechnological community in Tromsø and the sector is expanding. The programme will give you much sought-after expertise.... [-]

Norway Tromsø
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Poznan University of Technology

Composites and Nanomaterials contain physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering of materials and chemical reactors, the technology of polymers, processing of nanomater ... [+]

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.... [-]

Poland Poznań
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Full-time
3 semesters
Campus