MScs in Biotechnology

Compare 54 MSc Programs in 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.

54 Results in Biotechnology

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.

Master in Biotechnology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full-time 2 years August 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.

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.

Master of Science with specialization in biotechnology (mbi)

Tecnológico de Monterrey - ITESM
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2019 Mexico Monterrey Buenavista Mexico City + 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.

MSc in Biotechnology

University of Nottingham
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Sutton Bonington + 1 more

Biotechnology is a revolutionary science with proven impact in the health, medicine, food, environment and energy sectors. This exciting new course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and application of science and technology to tackle today's global challenges.

Master of Science in Life Sciences

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

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.

M.Sc in Applied Biotechnology

Warsaw University of Technology
Campus Full-time 18 months February 2020 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.

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.

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.

MSc in Biotechnology

University of Pécs
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Hungary 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 enroll in a PhD programme.

Master in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

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

M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Israel Be'er Sheva

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.

Master of Science in Biotechnology for Food Science

University of Padova
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Italy Padua

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.

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.

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Online Part-time 1 - 5 years September 2019 USA Washington

Johns Hopkins is a world leader in biological research and the global biotechnology industry. We challenge students with a rigorous, multi-disciplinary curriculum that fully prepares them to advance their careers and pursue their academic ambitions in the biotechnology field.