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11837 EUR/year
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This unique Resource Recovery - Biotechnology and Bioeconomy programme from University of Boras is for those who want to take on the challenge of the problems posed by the huge amounts of waste generated by human activity.

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How can we produce sufficient amounts of sustainable food, animal feed, materials, and energy for the world? How can biotechnology help us to contribute to a sustainable society and create jobs and business opportunities? How can you contribute to a more sustainable world?

The Resource Recovery - Biotechnology and Bioeconomy programme from University of Boras  is for those who want to learn more about green solutions for waste management and how it is possible to convert waste and by-products into sustainable products. If you like biology and biotechnology and want to apply this into practice in industry and trade, this is the programme for you.

The programme

In this Master's programme, you will develop advanced and unique skills in solving problems related to the transport, processing, and transformation of by-products into useful products using biological methods. You will also learn how to develop related processes and understand business enterprises.

The first term provides an overview of the status and of future trends in the field. Business and methodological knowledge such as life cycle analysis are also included. The second term focuses on biotechnology, bio-economy, and bioprocesses. Thereafter the programme challenges you with a one-year degree project giving you the opportunity to immerse further in the subject which interests you the most. The degree project can be carried out within the industry or in collaboration with our researchers and Phd students at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery at the University of Borås.

After your studies

This programme prepares you not only for professional roles as a researcher, engineer, or a management position, but it also makes you a global community builder with the knowledge necessary to take on challenges, not solely in those areas that are directly linked to resource recovery, biotechnology, and bioeconomics. 

Swedish Centre for resource recovery at The University of Borås 

In West Sweden, the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery (SCRR) is conducting world-leading Research, Education and Innovation to significantly reduce the global fossil fuel consumption and approach sustainable society. We identify new and improved methods to convert residuals into different kind of value-added materials and energy. Innovations that result from our activities will help to reduce greenhouse gas effects and other environmental challenges while creating a circular economy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Resource Recovery
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Circular Economy
  • Theory of Science and Research Methodology


This Master's programme is for those who want to take on the challenge of the problems posed by the huge amounts of waste generated by human activity.

It prepares you for professional roles as a researcher, engineer, or manager, but it also makes you a global community builder, not solely in those areas that are directly linked to resource recovery, biotechnology, and bioeconomics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 180 ECTS credits, specialising in mechanical engineering, industrial economics, energy engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, road and water technology, textile engineering, or construction engineering. 
  • Or a Bachelor's degree in physics or chemistry. To study this specialisation, you need prior knowledge of chemistry. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11837 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23675 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • 240000  SEK full tuition fee,
  • EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.

Living costs for Borås

6000 - 10000 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University of Borås offers scholarships to highly qualified students required to pay tuition fees. Please find more information at our website. https://www.hb.se/en/international-student/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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