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.
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.
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.
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.