M.Sc. On Campus


University of Sharjah

18 months
714 EUR/credit 16184 EUR/year
714 EUR/credit 16184 EUR/year
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The Biotechnology Department at the University of Sharjah has well qualified faculty members and lecturers with many years of academic and practical experience both regionally and internationally. 


The Department of Applied Biology at the University of Sharjah offers a Master of Sciences in Biotechnology that prepares graduates to confidently confront current and future challenges in a profession that equips them with an advanced knowledge in different scientific fields practical and application skills of high standards, as well as stimulates their thirst for discoveries. 


The Biotechnology MSc program is oriented to achieve the following objectives:

  • To provide graduates with advanced knowledge and applicable research principles and methods in biological sciences which include cellular biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, human genetics, cytogenetics, microbiology, and immunology
  • To provide the students with required biotechnology skills which enables them to operate effectively in a new learning or professional context such as higher education, specialized industrial labs, pharmaceuticals and forensics.
  • To enrich graduates with advanced skills of scientific writing, and oral presentation to analyze research findings and conclusions
  • To train graduates to manage laboratory activities and engage in effective scientific work as individuals and as team members.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology
  • Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Advanced Human Molecular Genetics
  • Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Certificate equivalence from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for Certificates issued from outside the UAE.
  • Certified Colored Copy of the  University Degree
  • Certified Colored Copy of the University Transcript
  • Colored Copy of Identity Card and Passport
  • Colored copy of Family Book or Residence Visa
  • Letters of Recommendation from Two Professors
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Recent Colored Photos
  • English Proficiency Certificate
  • Alumni Card (for UoS Graduates)
  • Attachment of ‘no objection certificate’ from the authorities responsible for national service for male Emirati students
  • Attachment of a letter of study approval from Kuwait Embassy Cultural Office for Kuwaiti students only.
  • Attachment of People of Determination card (if applicable).
  • Payment of Application Fees (Non-Refundable) in (AED 420)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16184 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 EUR per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    16184 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 EUR per credit during 18 months.

3,045 AED per credit 

Living costs for Sharjah

3400 - 5200 AED /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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