Master Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences
Krems an der Donau, Austria
EUR 9,500 / per semester **
15 Apr 2024*
Earliest start date
* admission deadline for international non-EU students: 15th April of the respective year
** for non-EU citizens| tuition fees of EUR citizens: 363.36 per semester
Methodological and problem-solving skills
Our Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology master's degree programme is designed to provide you with extensive medical biotechnology knowledge and expertise in biotech product development and manufacturing. An interdisciplinary approach is a key to success in biotechnology. To this end, you build on your knowledge of natural sciences, medical and engineering aspects. The curriculum also features current trends and the latest developments. Lecturers from European universities, international speakers from the pharmaceutical industry and plenty of lab work ensure that the programme has a strong practical focus and is aligned with the requirements of the industry.
A particularly attractive option is the dual degree we offer in conjunction with the Linköping University in Sweden.
At a glance
- Duration: 2 years/ 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
- Format: Full-time
- Language of instruction: English
- Academic degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
- Intake: annually, every year in September
Bachelor graduates aiming to acquire in-depth knowledge and the skills and expertise needed for biotechnology product development and manufacturing. Most graduates go on to work in pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies and medical research centers.
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The master's degree programme is designed to deepen the students‘ understanding of medical biotechnology and the expertise required for biotech product development and manufacturing. Further, it aims to enhance students’ methodological and problem-solving skills in the fields of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology. Courses also highlight the interdisciplinary links between the natural science, biological, medical, and technological aspects of biotechnology, as well as stressing the importance of quality assurance considerations.
You will deepen your understanding of medical biotechnology and the expertise required for biotech product development and manufacturing. From the first semester on, you have the choice between two electives:
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Advanced Therapeutics Development
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Unfortunately, our university does not award scholarships for reduced tuition fees. However, any student with an excellent academic record (performance in examinations and other assessments) has the opportunity to receive a merit-based scholarship once during their degree programme.
Just like students at the traditional Austrian universities, you can also apply for student aid or other state or private grants.
As a graduate of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology master programme, you will be especially well placed to assume positions at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies or medical research institutes. Some of our alumni have found employment as quality managers in GLP/GMP or at international and national agencies. You can also opt to take a PhD at a university in Austria or abroad.
Professional areas open to graduates include:
- R&D Responsibilities in Research and Industry
- Clinical Trials and Drug Approval
- Planning and Management of Biotechnological Processes (Fermentation)
- Biomedical and Analytical Testing Procedures
- Coordination Responsibilities in Production, Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Approval
- Medical Engineering
- Food Technology and Food Safety
- Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology