Biotechnology is a globally expanding area with respect to both research and production. Development within this field has the potential to contribute significantly towards a more sustainable society and has an impact on issues such as health and pharmaceuticals, food production, wastewater treatment and other environmental issues, as well as the production of chemicals. Lund University is among the leading universities in the world within biotechnology and is home to several world-renowned scientists and highly knowledgeable and dedicated teachers.We have strong links to the industry – from large multinational companies to smaller local operations borne out of research within our own departments.
The Master’s in Biotechnology is a broad program covering many different aspects of converting raw materials into products using biocatalysts (e.g. enzymes and microorganisms). Both the development of the biocatalyst and the conversion process are covered, as well as the role of biotechnology in a sustainable society. To help prepare our students for their final semester Master’s thesis, nearly all of our courses include practical projects. It is therefore recommended that students who apply to this program have acquired laboratory skills during their Bachelor’s degree.
After completing this program you will:
• have a high level of general skills in biotechnology in order to meet challenges in the field.
• have improved your communication skills during discussions and by practicing written and oral presentations.
• be able to suggest processing conditions for the industrial manufacturing of biotech products with regard to raw materials, convenience, energy, and sustainability.
Compulsory courses and number of credits: Food Microbiology (7.5), Bioprocess Technology (7.5), Green Chemistry and Biotechnology (7.5) and at least one of Biotechnology, Process and Plant Design (15) or Project in Life Science (15).
Electives and number of credits, in total at least 37.5: Bioanalytical Chemistry (7.5), Biochemical Reaction Engineering (7.5), Protein Engineering (7.5), Probiotics (7.5), Enzyme Technology (7.5), Metabolic Engineering (7.5), Chromatographic Analysis (7.5), Environmental Biotechnology (7.5), Bioinformatics (7.5), Gene Technology (7.5), Immunotechnology (7.5), Downstream Processing in Biotechnology (7.5).
Due to our close links to the local and international industry, the program is closely aligned to market needs, and there is a clear emphasis on the engineering aspects of biotechnology. During your studies, you will not only meet researchers at the departments but also lecturers from biotech companies, for example working with product development and marketing. Your future job could be anywhere in the world – with a small business, a large multinational company, a government authority or a university. Our alumni move on to roles within research and development, process operations, product development and sales.
The program also provides an excellent foundation for continuing your studies at Ph.D. level.
Read more about this program on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Biotechnology
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017