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Applied and Commercial Biotechnology

24 months
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Applied and Commercial Biotechnology from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences focuses on taking biotechnological ideas and inventions from the laboratory to the market, with emphasis on various factors that facilitate and regulate this process. This includes topics as economy and business models, commercialisation, innovation, intellectual property and legislation.


Students in Applied and Commercial Biotechnology from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences take coursework covering our main experimental fields of interest, as well as commercialisation of biotechnology. Thus, students graduating from our programme possess a cross-disciplinary approach to addressing biotechnological problems. 

Graduates with Applied and Commercial Biotechnology from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences will have:

  • advanced cross-disciplinary approach to biotechnological problems
  • advanced knowledge of methods used in biotechnological companies as gene technology, cell biology and bioprocess engineering
  • advanced knowledge about the commercialisation of biotechnology in order to develop marketable products based on promising research results

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Cell and Reproductive biotechnology 
  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Biotechnological Methods
  • Bioeconomy and Biobusiness 
  • Methods in biobusiness
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Development of bioproducts and services 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Degree from higher education must fulfil the following requirements:

  • The equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits in natural sciences and mathematics, with a solid foundation in chemistry and biology. Coursework in biochemistry must be included, with a minimum grade of C.
  • A minimum average grade of D for the 80 ECTS credits.

For Experimental Biotechnology:

  • Coursework in Molecular biology with a minimum grade of C

Tuition Fee

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Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences doesn't have any tuition fees. A registration and semester fee of NOK 851 applies at the start of the semester.

Living costs for Elverum

9420 - 15000 NOK /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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