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Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #3 (QS) , MA,
Explore how engineering principles can be applied to biological challenges, work with the latest nanoscale applications, and learn about the innovations that are driving the world of nanotechnology with this Bioengineering and Nanotechnology degree offered by Harvard University.

About

Key learning outcomes

Through the master's degree in the field of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology offered by Harvard University, you:

  • Gain an understanding of emerging biomedical technologies, including microfluidics for cellular analysis, tissue regeneration, and the use of nanomaterial for drug delivery.
  • Build experience in experimental or case study design, scientific data analysis, writing and communication, ethical practices, and effective collaboration.
  • Develop knowledge in life science theory as it relates to biotechnology.

Program overview

The degree consists of 12 courses, with at least four taken on campus.

  • Get started. You begin by completing two stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While completing your second degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you may choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least four courses on campus.
  • Complete your thesis. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how scientific research is executed and communicated.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Programme Structure

The Master of Liberal Arts, Bioengineering and Nanotechnology degree field consists of 12 courses, four of which are required on campus.

12 Graduate Courses

The degree is only for students who have an undergraduate degree in a science field (physical, life, or computer science), at least one year of proven postbaccalaureate scientific research experience, and an academic background in molecular, cellular, and organismal biology.

  • Proseminar
  • 2 Life science courses
  • Ethics and Trends in Biotechnology
  • 5 Engineering science courses
  • Thesis proposal tutorial
  • Master’s thesis part one
  • Master’s thesis part two

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To begin the admissions process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following two graduate-level degree courses:

  • BIOT 200 Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in Biotechnology
  • 1 life science course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    33000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Our graduate tuition is $2,750 per course; the total tuition cost of earning the graduate degree is approximately $33,000

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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