Medical Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #98 (QS) ,
The Master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology aims to provide a detailed understanding of the cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on medical applications. The student will be provided with a comprehensive education where technology, biology and chemistry are combined, preparing them tackle with.


Medical Biotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

This two-year Master’s programme consists of courses based around a core of mandatory studies in biotechnology. Courses are then supplemented with those that are elective in, for instance, chemistry or other technological subjects. This cross-platform approach to education provides the student with a unique, individualised profile to their degree.


The combination of technology, biology and chemistry taught in the Medical Biotechnology programme provides an attractive profile for a professional career in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry, or for further academic studies. 

These areas are expanding worldwide, which gives a graduate in Medical Biotechnology opportunities for a career in companies involved in the manufacturing of drugs, medical analyses and diagnostics, or further work in academic research, patent agencies, or as consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Microbiology
  • Eucaryotic Cell Biology
  • Structure Biology
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Industrial Management, Basic Course
  • Programming in Python
  • Molecular Enzymology
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • The Immune System in Health and Disease
  • Biocatalysis
  • Micro and Nanotechnologies for Biotechnology
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Spectroscopic Tools for Chemistry
  • From Science to Business- Concepts in Biotechnology
  • Degree Project in Biotechnology, Second Cycle
  • Drug Development
  • Molecular Biomedicine
  • Proteomics
  • Ethics of Biotechnology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Glycobiology and Carbohydrate Technology
  • Analysis of Data fram High-throughput Molecular Biology Experiments
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Project Management: Leadership and Control

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor´s degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS, including courses in:

  • Cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and gene technology/molecular biology corresponding to a total of at least 20 ECTS
  • Chemistry of at least 30 ECTS
  • Mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science corresponding to a total of at least 20 ECTS

Programme specific documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Relevant work experience, if any
  • List of qualifications for specific requirements

The list of qualifications for specific requirements should be divided in three sections under the headings:

  • Life science
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Numerical Analysis/Computer Science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    32175 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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