MSc in Biotechnology

Top 10 Masters of Science in Biotechnology 2018

The master's degree represents an advanced level of academic accomplishment that can only be undertaken after completing undergraduate study, usually a bachelor's degree. It typically takes one or two additional years to earn an MSc, although graduates may pursue advanced positions.

What is an MSc in Biotechnology? This is an interdisciplinary field that combines aspects from science and engineering. The specific technology that you study in this field depends on your focus. You could study the machinery used by doctors on a daily basis to diagnose and treat patients. You could also study the technology used in labs to perform tests and take readings. Alternatively, there are applications in the agriculture field that students can learn about. Areas of study include biology, chemistry, and engineering.

One of the most significant benefits you get from this area of study is the skills developed, which may aid in your eventual career. For biotechnology, these skills often include critical thinking, evaluation, mechanical engineering, and a scientific mind.

Before you enroll in an MSc program, it is a good idea to research how much it will cost. Remember that many factors change the tuition and fees that you should expect, including the school, program requirements, country of study, and length of the program.

Studying biotechnology prepares students for a specific set of careers. The most common position possible with this kind of master's degree is biomedical engineer. It is also possible to become a scientist or researcher as a biophysicist, chemist, or biochemist. In the agriculture fields, positions are available as a soil and plant scientist, agricultural engineer, or food scientist. Some students use biotechnology as a unique academic path into the medical field to become doctors or physicians.

To get started in your education, begin by finding the best program possible for your unique needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Science in Technical Physician

Furtwangen University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Villingen-Schwenningen

In a world in which doctors are faced with an ever-increasing technological complexity, the technical physician will redefine the interface between doctors and engineers, at the same time working closely with patients. [+]

In a world in which doctors are faced with an ever-increasing technological complexity, the technical physician will redefine the interface between doctors and engineers, at the same time working closely with patients.

The Technical Physician (M.Sc.) degree programme is the response to the increasing demand for skilled personnel with a broad-ranging medical and technical background to work in this area.

The multidisciplinary approach of the degree programme makes possible a varied insight into innovative technologies and the latest methods and medical technical equipment, based on a solid technical and medical background.

What's in it for me? New and forward-looking concept Learning of skills enabling work at the interface between man, medicine and technology with first-class career prospects Multidisciplinary degree programme Broad insight into innovative technologies, current methods and latest medical technical equipment Solid grounding in technical medical equipment based on sound technical and medical background Close involvement with patients Participation in research-oriented projects Wide-ranging project cooperation agreements with hospitals, industry and research institutes Well-respected university Lecturers with an academic, scientific and industrial background Small groups and individualized support European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion for Cardio-technology accredited training establishment [-]

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies

University of Padova
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Padua

The purpose of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies is to endow students with a sound scientific knowledge for modern pharmaceutical research and health biotechnologies. [+]

Course description

The purpose of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (two years, 120 CFU) is to endow students with a sound scientific knowledge for modern pharmaceutical research and health biotechnologies.

The organization and the needs of the research in the pharmaceutical field have changed dramatically in recent years. Modern research in both academic and industrial setting is intensely devoted to the study and development of biopharmaceuticals, including the development of biologics and monoclonal antibodies of new conception. Currently, the pharmaceutical scientist requires a thorough education and expertise in molecular biology, genetics, recombinant DNA techniques, and bioinformatics, with a solid background in chemistry, pharmacology and advanced pharmaceutical technology. The professionals working in pharmaceutical R&D and production must possess a sound interdisciplinary knowledge, including the specific technical and regulatory issues dedicated to the research, development, and monitoring of innovative drugs and biosimilars.... [-]


Master of Science in Medical Biotechnologies

University of Padova
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Padua

The goal of this degree course is to prepare skilled graduates with an in-depth biomedical culture concerning the relationships between structure and function of biomolecules and biosystems operating at the cellular level, and tissue of the human body in health and disease, and in-depth knowledge of biotechnology, acquired on the basis of sound practical experience in the laboratory. [+]

Course description

This study course is for students who wish to become specialized graduates with an advanced biomedical knowledge concerning the links between the structure and the purpose of biomolecules and bio-systems operating at cellular and tissue level of the human body, in both physiological and pathological conditions. The wide knowledge of the techniques is based on a solid practical activity in laboratories during the internship.

Subject to the educational aims of Class LM-9, the acquired knowledge allows specialized graduates to assist physicians in the diagnostic and therapeutic tasks involving the manipulation of cells, genes, and other biosystems requiring applicants to learn special skills in experimental biotechnology (e.g. Diagnosis and gene therapy; therapy through the use of genetically engineered cells; rational design and development of new medicines based on models of molecular targets known or derived from pharmacogenomic knowledge; preparation of nano-biotechnological tools for advanced diagnostics imaging and drug delivery; modulation of the immune response; diagnostics based on innovative processes of science and medical laboratory techniques; immunotherapy to targeted cells); organize and coordinate laboratory activities for advanced research or for diagnostic examinations requiring the use of biotechnological methods and the manipulation of cells or biotechnological materials; organize and coordinate the experimental protocols of clinical research involving the use of materials or biotechnology techniques; design and perform with autonomy research in biotechnology applied to medicine; lead and coordinate, also in governance, development programs and surveillance of biotechnology applied to human beings, taking into account the ethical, technical, environmental and economic implications.... [-]


MSc Applied Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship

Nottingham University Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides students with the scientific research skills and the basic business knowledge needed to convert scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products. [+]

Overview

The course provides students with the scientific research skills and the basic business knowledge needed to convert scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products.

You will learn how to translate these into a business plan for start-up technologies or innovative processes within biotechnology industries.

You should acquire a combination of essential research and business practical skills in finance, marketing and management which will equip you for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market.

Key facts

This course is run by the School of Biosciences, in conjunction with the University’s Business School A series of off-site visits to Institutes and biotechnology companies will provide you with information on the latest technologies and research You will undertake a three month industry placement research project or management project in conjunction with a biopharmaceutical or biotechnological company in line with your individual career aspirations The School of Biosciences is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework); 97% of our work was judged to be of international quality The Business School is one of the UK’s leading centres for management education and is globally ranked among the world’s top business schools for the quality of its teaching and research on sustainability and social responsibility Course details ... [-]

Master's Degree Program in Biomedical Imaging

University of Turku Health and Biomedicine
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies. It provides the students with strong knowledge either in cellular biology, anatomy and physiology or biophysics, depending on the area of specialization. Students will work in a highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. Also, an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized.

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Master's Degree Program in Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine! The Master's Degree Program in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies. It provides the students with strong knowledge either in cellular biology, anatomy and physiology or biophysics, depending on the area of specialization. Students will work in highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine. Graduating MScs will have possibilities to continue as postgraduate students to pursue career as scientist, join industry or science administration, and work in an imaging core facility or in a hospital research laboratory.... [-]


Master in Regenerative Medicine and Technology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) combines fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantology, and imaging. 

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ENGINEERING THE FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION OF TISSUES AND ORGANS

Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) combines fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantology, and imaging. New collaborations amongst these disciplines can assist in innovation in fundamental life sciences but also in new patient therapies and clinical applications with the ultimate goal to restore lost tissue or organ function. Join our program, sign up for 2017!

THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?

This master’s program aims to train multidisciplinary scientists and to stimulate innovative research at the interface between biomedical sciences, engineering, and clinical application. The rapidly emerging multidisciplinary field of regenerative medicine has significant effects on current and future health care applications. Our strong focus on technology will equip you with an understanding of processes ranging from specific cell culturing techniques and the use of biomaterials in computer models and imaging modalities. Utrecht University offers the Master’s program in cooperation with the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The program combines the expertise of both universities and provides access to their state-of-the-art laboratories and research groups.... [-]


Master in Biofabrication

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s programme will equip you with a toolbox to innovate within the multidisciplinary field of Biofabrication. We will provide a thorough understanding as well as operational experience of processes such as 3D bioprinting and other fabrication technology, biomaterials, 3D cell culturing, computer models and imaging. [+]

Creating Functional Tissue Models With 3D Printing Technologies

Biofabrication combines advanced fabrication techniques with biological systems to prepare designed tissue constructs. These can be applied for tissue engineering, as 3D in vitro biologic models or as medical therapeutic products. Biofabrication is an international, research-driven master’s programme comprising a first year of coursework and research at Utrecht University / UMC Utrecht, followed by a research project and courses in Australia in the second year, at one of two universities which are at the forefront of 3D printing for medical applications. A European Union-subsidised mobility programme will financially support these overseas secondments. Upon completion, a double degree can be obtained, both from Utrecht University and the Australian host institution.... [-]


Master in Medical Biotechnologies

University of Siena
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Siena

The aim of the course is to prepare graduates with good biomedical culture, with in-depth knowledge of biotechnology, acquired and consolidated on an important practical experience in a laboratory. Graduates are able to design and organize effectively research plans in autonomy, in the field of biotechnology applied to medicine; they are able to manage and coordinate programs of development in biotechnology applied to human medicine and aimed at the protection, promotion, and recovery of health.

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Medical Biotechnologies

The aim of the course is to prepare graduates with good biomedical culture, with in-depth knowledge of biotechnology, acquired and consolidated on an important practical experience in a laboratory.

Graduates are able to design and organize effectively research plans in autonomy, in the field of biotechnology applied to medicine; they are able to manage and coordinate programs of development in biotechnology applied to human medicine and aimed at the protection, promotion, and recovery of health.

At the end of the biennium, Graduates in Medical Biotechnology will have acquired the knowledge and technical skills to integrate professionally in the areas identified in the specific Study Plan of the Course.... [-]


MSc Medical Biotechnology

Manipal University Dubai
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Medical Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field which has tremendous significance in the pharmaceutical industry. It finds application in drug production, gene therapy, and genetic testing. It can be used to make efficient, cost-effective, innovative medicines. [+]

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Medical Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field which has tremendous significance in the pharmaceutical industry. It finds application in drug production, gene therapy, and genetic testing. It can be used to make efficient, cost-effective, innovative medicines. It has the potential to improve healthcare by the development of diagnostic kits, development of tailor-made medicines, accurate methods of determining appropriate drug dosages, improvement of vaccines. MSc Medical Biotechnology is a specialization program aimed at providing an excellent opportunity for the students to take off in a promising career in the field of medical research and diagnostics. It was introduced with the vision of empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and latest developments in this frontier science. The program is tailor-made by experts to suit the current needs of the industry and academia. Upon successful completion of the program, the students shall... [-]


MSc in Biomedical Engineering and Informatics

Aalborg University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aalborg Copenhagen Esbjerg + 2 more

The body and the nervous system are chemical, but not all chemistry. Body movements are electrical, but not all electricity. Support systems in the body are mostly mechanical, but not all mechanics. The traditional division of technologies as we know it, does not fit the body. This aspect is important in the Biomedical Engineering and Informatics programme at Aalborg University, Denmark. [+]

Would you like to design facilities and devices for disabled and develop advanced equipment for use in hospitals and in the rest of the health sector which may save lives?

Would you like to combine your sense of technology, computers, and math and your interest in medicine and people? And would you like to study in an international environment together with Danish students and students with other nationalities? If you can answer "yes" to these questions - Biomedical Engineering and Informatics may very well be the master program that you are looking for.

Biomedical Engineering at Aalborg University is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on electrophysiology and human sensory-motor physiology. Potential candidates are students with a B.Sc. in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering or an equivalent degree in information technology.... [-]