Master in Applied Biotechnology

General

Program Description

The aim of the Applied Biotechnology study program is to – prepare specialists with high quality and up-to-date training in a highly interdisciplinary field of Applied biotechnology with a focus (specializations) on Plant (Horticulture, Agriculture and Forest) Biotechnology and Innovative Bioelectrotechnologies, who would be able developing new products and technologies, work in positions with high levels of responsibility in research and educational institutions and industry, related to biotechnology, biomedicine, and food industry, as well as pursue their studies at the doctoral level.

Competencies acquired

Graduates of the program will be able:

Demonstrate the ability to work as an individual and as a member of a team in the laboratory or the company and the ability to lead the team. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively on biotechnology projects involving typical business timelines. Demonstrate the ability to use innovative approaches to solving biotechnological problems and the implementation of solutions. Apply molecular, cellular, biotechnological methods needed to carry out projects in plant and forest biotechnology or innovative bio-electrotechnologies. Demonstrate ability and skills of experimental work with biologically active and labile substances - proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, safe handling of chemicals and instruments, skills of standard laboratory procedures. Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct analytical, simulation and experimental research on analyzing or solving a particular biotechnology problem. Demonstrate and categorize molecular, cellular and biotechnological knowledge to design biotechnological systems, processes, and their elements. Demonstrate and operate of the core principles, methods, and methodologies underlying current biotechnological research. Distinguish and analyze principles and problems of plant, forest, agriculture or bio-electrotechnologies and be able to use this knowledge in research and development work. Career opportunities

The program provides graduates with several general areas:

Biomedical Equipment Technician Biomedical Instrumentation Technician Clinical Laboratory Technician Forensic Technician Laboratory Aide Laboratory Technician Medical Appliance Technician Manufacturing Representative Medical Technologist Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Pharmaceutical Technician Pharmacy Aide Product Promoter Quality Control Inspector Radiological Technician Research Manager.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Ranked in QS World University Rankings as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wid ... Read More

Ranked in QS World University Rankings as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programs) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad. VMU offers Bachelor and Master degree programs, which are entirely taught in English. Every semester university gathers the colorful international community, which unites representatives from nearly 60 countries around the world. Read less