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About

In the Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology programme offered by the University of Helsinki you get an understanding of the global significance of microbes as processors of life and the environment. 

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Overview

How to avoid microbial spoilage of foods? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes?

In the Master's Programme in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) from University of Helsinki , you find answers to these and many other important questions. You learn about the global significance of microbes as processors of life and the environment. You will gain the potential and the tools for the development of new innovations in food or drug industry or in other biotechnological applications.

    Upon completing your degree, you will:

  • Understand the global significance of microbes as remodelers and processors of life and the environment
  • Understand the most important functions and molecular mechanisms of the major groups of microbes
  • Understand the potential use of microbes in biotechnological applications, such as foodstuffs, drugs, and industrial processes
  • Be able to evaluate the effects of changes in the environment on microbial communities and thus on the function of the biosphere
  • Be able to assess the use of microbes in a variety of environments and situations
  • Be able to evaluate ethical questions and the prerequisites of commercialisation related to the use of microbes and biotechnology
  • Be aware of the most important pathogens and their virulence mechanisms
  • Master the most important microbiological and biotechnological research methods, and be proficient in the interpretation and evaluation of research results
  • Have the capability to plan and lead activities  in microbiology and biotechnology
  • Be able to disseminate relevant information about your topic in an international environment

Career:

As a master of science graduating from the master’s programme in Microbiology and microbial biotechnology you will be well prepared to:

  • continue your studies toward a doctoral degree
  • specialise as a hospital microbiologist
  • proceed directly to a career in working life

Statistically, the situation for microbiologists proceeding to employment has been very favourable. As a microbiology graduate, you can work in the following sectors:

  • Research and development (universities, research institutes, companies)
  • Surveillance/monitoring in healthcare, food and environment (food industry, drug and diagnostics industry, regulatory authority)
  • Administration, professional roles and consultancy (companies, ministries, supervision offices, EU)
  • Business and management (companies, ministries, supervisory offices, EU)
  • Teaching and education (universities, universities of applied sciences, vocational schools, high schools, comprehensive schools, organisations)

Programme Structure

There is intensive interaction between teachers and students in the Master’s Programme in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. 

A variety of learning methods are used in the courses, including:

  • Laboratory work, seminars, lectures
  • Oral presentations
  • Written reports (individual, paired, group)
  • Independent reading
  • Work practice, instruction in research groups, project courses
  • Oral group exams, written exams, home essays

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English, Finnish, Swedish

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligibility to apply for a master's programme requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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