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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 16.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016


    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, waste water treatment and other environmental issues, as well as the production of chemicals. Lund University is highly ranked and one of the top 100 in the world. The 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 Masters in Biotechnology is a broad programme 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. Nearly all of our courses include practical projects, which help to prepare our students for their final term Masters thesis. It is therefore recommended that students who apply to this programme have acquired laboratory skills during their Bachelors degree.

    After completing the Masters in Biotechnology programme you will:

    * Have achieved 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

    Career prospectsDue to our close links with local and international industry, the Masters in Biotechnology programme is closely aligned to market needs, and there is a clear emphasis on the engineering aspects of biotechnology. During your studies you will meet not only researchers at the departments but also lecturers from biotech companies working with, for example, 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 programme also provides an excellent foundation for continuing your studies at PhD level.

    Compulsory courses: Food Microbiology (7.5 ECTS), Bioprocess Technology (7.5 ECTS). Electives, in total at least 60 ECTS: Bioanalytical Chemistry (7.5 ECTS), Biochemical Reaction Engineering (7.5 ECTS) , Protein Engineering (7.5 ECTS), Probiotics (7.5 ECTS), Enzyme Technology (7.5 ECTS), Separations in Biotechnology (7.5 ECTS), Biotechnology, Process & Plant Design (15 ECTS), Metabolic Engineering (7.5 ECTS),
    Chromatographic Analysis (7.5 ECTS), Project in Chromatographic Analysis (15 ECTS), Environmental Biotechnology (7.5 ECTS), Physiology (7.5 ECTS), Human Nutrition (7.5 ECTS), Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS), Gene Technology (7.5 ECTS), Immunotechnology
    (7.5 ECTS), Green Chemistry and Biotechnology (7.5 ECTS).

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Admission requirementsA BSc in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or equivalent BSc, including courses in Calculus, Microbiology and Biochemistry. English 6/English Course B.Selection criteriaBased on academic qualifications. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    Lund University Global Scholarship programmeThe Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

    Programme-specific scholarships

    Some programmes may have specific scholarships connected only to the programme or the subject area.

    Erasmus Mundus Action 1Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.

    Erasmus Mundus Action 2Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

    Swedish Institute scholarshipsThe Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

    Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

    The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

    Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

    Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

    * Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
    * Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
    * Swedish-Turkish Programme

    US Student FinanceLund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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