Medical Biotechnology

Aalborg University

24 months
13514 EUR/year
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How can we develop methods for identification of microorganisms in the human body? What are the roles of proteins in infected tissue? And how can we manufacture therapeutic substances by means of proteins and microorganisms? By studying Medical Biotechnology at Aalborg University, you can help find the answers to these questions.


The Master's programme in Biotechnology with a specialisation in Medical Biotechnology at Aalborg University offers you the opportunity to perform experimental work in the laboratories, and problem based group work. You get to work with people, medicine, and biotechnology, and you get the chance to immerse in subjects like medical microbiology, molecular methods in modern medicine, and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.The specialisation provides you with knowledge within areas such as cellular and molecular biology, protein biotechnology, bioinformatics and genetic engineering and. You gain the skills to evaluate and select among the scientific theories, methods, tools, and general skills of biotechnology, and establish new analysis and solution models on a scientific basis. As a graduate in Biotechnology with a specialisation in Medical Biotechnology, you are able to carry out research and development in the processes, development and quality analyses of recombinant products, modified proteins and pharmaceutical products, following GLP and GMP principles and proper safety regulations


You will have access to high quality laboratoriesYou will conduct problem based project work allowing you to develop your collaboration skills and solve real-life problems with your group members using your academic knowledge

You will experience research-based teaching, problem based learning, and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners


As a graduate from the Master’s programme in Biotechnology with a specialisation in Medical Biotechnology you will have in-depth knowledge of biotechnology and medical biotechnology. This gives you a wide range of job opportunities. You can form your own profile, depending on which subjects you choose to specialise in. There are many possibilities, and you can choose to combine the subjects in your own unique way across professional boundaries.

To mention a few examples of possible career paths, you can become:

  • a researcher at a hospital or biopharmaceutical company
  • a consultant in molecular biology and methodologies
  • a PhD student

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics 
  • Cell Biology, Immunology and Genetics 
  • Microbial Diversity and Activity
  • Protein Chemistry 
  • Protein Structure 
  • Carbohydrate Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

In general, admission to the International Programme in Biotechnology at the M.Sc. level requires a B.Sc. degree in relevant natural science and engineering disciplines.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13514 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6757 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

50,400 DKK


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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