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    The Master Programme in Applied Biotechnology has an interdisciplinary character and strong links to industry.

    As a student on the programme, you will gain theoretical knowledge of applied and molecular biotechnology, as well as practical experience of applications in these fields. Thanks to the specially designed courses in project management, marketing and entrepreneurship, you will gain insight into business and how projects are planned and carried out in the biotechnology industry. This will enable you to gain a unique profile found nowhere else.

    Located right in the strongest biotechno­logy cluster in Sweden, Uppsala has been a center for pioneering and high quality biotechnological research for many deca­des and prides itself with a great number of small and large biotech companies. Collaborations between Uppsala University, biotech companies, the University hospital and national authorities generate a stimulating educational environment.

    Through our close contact with industry in the form of guest lecturers and various projects, you will also meet people with experience from biotechnological work outside the University.

    Career

    Depending on your chosen specialisation in the second year, you may work with research and development in, for example: Protein-based pharmaceuticals, method development, diagnostic tools, or with biomaterials in various biotechnical fields.You will be well prepared to work with product development in a biotechnology company or with research and development at an academic department in Sweden or abroad.

    You will also have an excellent basis for pursuing academic research through PhD studies.

    Degree

    The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits), with Applied Biotechnology as the main field of study.

    After an advanced level introductory course called ’Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology’, all students admitted to the programme study the same courses during the first year. These include both in-depth studies of ’the structure and function of biomolecules’ and industry-related courses such as ’project management and entrepreneurship’. The first year ends with a ’biotechnology project’ during which the theory learnt during the first year can be put into practice.

    The programme offers a broad spectrum of optional courses with specialisation within Molecular Biology. These include courses in protein engineering, toxicology, bioinformatics, molecular biotechnology for renewable energy, infection biology etc. The most important course in year two is the master degree project, which is the first step to the research/industry world. You will complete a degree project of 30 or 45 credits in a biotech company, government agency or public authority,or a research group at the university.

    Courses

    Year one

    • Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 15 credits
    • The Structure and Function of Macromolecules, 15 credits
    • Protein Biotechnology, 10 credits
    • Biotechnology Project, 10 credits
    • Innovation Management, ­Entrepreneurship and IPR, 10 credits
    • Degree Project D in Applied Biotechnology, 15 credits (only for students receiving a one-year master degree)

    Year two

    During the second year all students do a Degree Project, 30 credits, in addition to 30 credits of the courses below; alternatively a 45-credit degree project can be combined with one of the 15 credits course.
    • Protein Engineering, 15 credits
    • Toxicology, 15 credits
    • Microbiology, 15 credits
    • RNA: Structure, Function and Biology 15.0 credits
    • Bioinformatic Analyses, I, 5 credits
    • Immunology, 15 credits
    • Molecular Cellbiology, 15 credits
    • Bioinformatic Analyses II, 5 credits
    • Molecular Infection Biology, 15 credits
    • Functional Genomics, 15 credits

    Program requirements

    A bachelor degree, equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits (i.e. three years of full-time study) in molecular biology, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, chemistry, medical technology/informatics, pharmacy or biophysics.Also required is:knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in biology, and molecular biology: cell biology, molecular biology and molecular genetics corresponding to approximately 20 weeks of fulltime studiesknowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in chemistry: general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry corresponding to approximately 20 weeks full-timestudies knowledge of mathematics: algebra and analysis corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of full-time studies. knowledge of computer science: good proficiency in use of computer software for word and simple calculations.Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test with the following minimum scores:IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90Cambridge: CAE, CPESelectionSelection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees, and a statement of intent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
    Read more about scholarships on www.uu.se/scholarships.

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