24 months
14115 EUR/year
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The Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science-based production processes, with respect to product quality, sustainability and finance.  

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Graduates have the competencies and skills to use cells, cell components and biomolecules to produce commodities such as chemicals, food, biofuel and biomaterials, for the development of a sustainable society.

The two-year Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology comprises advanced courses regarding biotechnological tools used for the development of industrial processes, sustainable production of commodities and the impact of such processes on the environment and the society. The education provided is comprehensive and prepares students for future careers in Sweden or internationally in a private and public sector. 

Three tracks are offered within the program syllabus: cell-based process biotechnology, enzyme technology and environmental biotechnology. The tracks are designed to provide specialization within the particular industrial biotechnology field. Students have the opportunity to tailor their education by choosing one track and complement with courses from other tracks, or other biotechnology courses. It is also possible to cherry-pick courses from any track to create one’s unique professional profile.


Graduates of the programme will acquire the skills necessary either for a professional career in the biotechnology industry or for further academic studies. The Industrial Biotechnology sector is expanding worldwide, offering anyone with a master’s degree in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology vast career opportunities within manufacturing of bioproducts or equipment, research and development, biotechnological services, including those found in patent and consultant agencies, research policy, journalism and finances.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomolecular Structure and Function 
  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications in biotechnology 
  • Industrial Management for Biotechnology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Cultivation Technology  
  • Sustainable development and project management
  • Molecular Enzymology 
  • The Cell Factory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor's degree corresponding to 180 ECTS credits including completed courses in:

  • Cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and gene technology/molecular biology corresponding to a total of at least 20 ECTS credits, 
  • Chemistry corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits, preferably organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry.
  • Mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science corresponding to a total of at least 20 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14115 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28230 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.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000. 

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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