Chalmers University of Technology

Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The Biotechnology programme at the Chalmers University of Technology focuses on the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine, with engineering as a common working tool. It provides students with competencies on how to use engineering principles in the analysis and manipulation of biological systems to solve problems across a spectrum of important applications.

About

The Biotechnology programme at the Chalmers University of Technology covers the broad base of knowledge from genetics to process engineering provided by expertise from the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Applied Physics, at Chalmers, and the units of Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, at the University of Gothenburg.

Why apply

In recent decades, gene modification has revolutionised the biotechnology industry, giving rise to countless new products and improving established processes. However, biotechnology as practiced today is much more than recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology and biochemistry.

It also embraces process design, engineering, modelling and control.

The practical applications of biotechnology include age-old techniques such as brewing, fermentation and cheese making, all of which are still important today. The introduction of new techniques based on fundamental biological research has resulted in major advances. Microorganisms and cells (or parts thereof) are utilised to produce valuable products, and new medicines are products of biotechnology.

Career opportunities

Biotechnology today is much more than recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology and biochemistry. It also embraces process design, engineering, modelling and control.

These skills are highly relevant for graduates pursuing a research career in the bioscience field or seeking to enter the biotechnology, food or biomedicine industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology, Examination
  • Biochemical toxicology, Examination
  • Design and production of biomolecules, Laboratory
  • Design and production of biomolecules, Examination
  • Food chemistry, Examination
  • Nutrition and health, Examination
  • Advanced molecular biology, Examination
  • Medicine for the engineer, part A, Examination
  • Biomaterials, Examination

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    575

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    90

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Academic Requirements

General entry requirements

To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Technology/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.

Specific entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
  • Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Differential equations and Mathematical statistics), Chemistry (at least 30 cr.) and Biochemistry (at least 7,5 cr.)
  • English Language Proficiency scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14551 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 140 000 SEK/academic year;

Living costs for Göteborg

  • 7552 - 13940 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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