Biotechnology is defined as the industrial exploitation of living organisms or the exploitation of components derived from these organisms. Its practical applications include age-old techniques such as brewing and fermentation, which are still important today. In recent decades, gene modification has revolutionized the biotechnology industry, spawning countless new products and improving established processes. More and more types of fermentation are being used, and most new medicines are products of biotechnology. Modern biotechnology has become an applied area of science with a multidisciplinary approach embracing recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, as well as process design, engineering, modelling and control.
Future career - Biotechnology programme from Wageningen University and Research
The first job after graduation from the Biotechnology programme at Wageningen University and Research is often localised at a research institute or an university in- or outside The Netherlands. It usually concerns a research project or, more detailed, a PhD project: more than 50% of the graduated biotechnologist becomes PhD. Although most graduates choose for a career in science about 1/3 also starts in functions as engineer or technical expert.
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- Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology
- Food Biotechnology
- Medical Biotechnology
- Process Technology
- Environmental and Biobased Technology
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
Sept: Application via Studielink will open in October
DisciplinesBiology Biotechnology Biochemistry View 65 other Masters in Biology in Netherlands
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Students who want to enrol the MSc programme of Biotechnology at Wageningen University must have:
- At least a BSc degree or equivalent in biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, life sciences, chemical engineering, environmental technology or a related study
- Students with a pre-education with different content than BSc Biotechnology at Wageningen University need a a Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
- Proof of English proficiency as stated below
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International17616 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17616 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA1084 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Wageningen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.