With the increasing need for “green” industrial processes that would be both cost-efficient and sustainable, the contemporary world relies on industrial biotechnology experts more than ever. KTU’s master study programme in Industrial Biotechnology focuses on new research areas, which are bridging the competencies’ gap between different science and industry fields: production of bioproducts, synthesis of biologically active compounds, enzyme technology, bioprocess engineering, environmental biotechnology, renewable technology.
KTU MSc Industrial Biotechnology study programme equips its graduates with the skills to develop, produce, and analyse chemical compounds, materials, and fuel by applying innovative biotechnology methods. During your studies, you will gain competencies to model, optimise, and manage bio-processes and will be able to use your skills and knowledge in industrial biotechnology to produce biofuel, chemical substances or consumer goods of high-added value.
KTU industrial biotechnology graduates are praised by employers for their acquired technological knowledge, understanding of contemporary research equipment, and excellent planning and management skills.
You will acquire education for working in the most rapidly growing global industry sector
The study programme contains fully completed and continuously enhanced technical infrastructure for laboratory research
These studies have been designed to combine fundamental and practical knowledge
Application of knowledge in formulation and solving of engineering and biotechnical problems;
Selection of biotechnological equipment, analytical and modelling techniques understanding of biosynthesis stages of bioproducts;
Knowledge and characterisation of the biological system in the production of bioproducts.
Able to perform analytical analysis of various technological processes, plan and conduct experimental research, analyse and assess experiment’s results;
Able to select suitable technological parameters, apply computer modelling in biotechnological processes;
Able to work with biotechnological equipment and devices used in the production of bioproducts;
Able to apply assessment instruments for financial efficiency of technological development projects;
Able to summarise achievement and innovations of industrial biotechnology.
All international students automatically become candidates to receive the Scholarship for International Students, which is assigned for first-year Bachelor or Master students with strong academic records and motivation.
The residents of European Union countries and the global citizens of Lithuanian origin can apply for state-funded study places. This means that all the applicants, who fall into one of the aforementioned categories, will participate in the general admission’s competition for state-funded study places and get the chance to study free of charge, depending on their admission score.
University bachelor degree certificate
Engineering, Physical, Technology, Life, Health, Veterinary or Agricultural study field degree; ≥18 ECTS completed in the Biotechnology study field subjects.
Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %
IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in the English language.
Often you can get a suitable transcript of a bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply to the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.