M.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry and Biotechnology

24 months
1862 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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With Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme at Ghent University you will acquire a thorough knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology and physiology but also the ability to use biochemical and biotechnological techniques in a creative and inventive manner on plants, animals or humans.


Competence earned with this Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme at Ghent University:

The students are also initiated in the interesting world of bioinformatics. The training in biochemistry and biotechnology also has a social dimension: to apply research and knowledge in favour of humanity and society. This social involvement is reflected in research on the origin and treatment of all kinds of illnesses (such as cancer, chronic inflammation and metabolic diseases), research on the improvement of plants (sustainable food production, production of food with improved nutritional quality, production of biofuels) and research on the use of micro-organisms in certain chemical processes (detoxification of contaminants). There is a close interaction between education and research in the biochemistry and biotechnology programme, based on a strong and world-famous research tradition of the three departments involved.

The master’s programme of biochemistry and biotechnology offers courses in English and Dutch. It is possible to choose a complete curriculum of English courses. The two-year master’s programme (120 credits) consists of four modules of 30 credits each:

  • common general courses (general, broadening),
  • major course package (specialising),
  • minor course package (broadening),
  • master dissertation (practical training).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology and Society
  • Systems Biology
  • Biotechnology: Biosafety, GMP and Intellectual Property
  • Bioethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open to students with at least a bachelor's degree in the field of biochemistry and biotechnology with minimum 180 credit

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /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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