M.Sc. On Campus

Industrial BioTechnology for a Bio-Based Economy

Toulouse INP, INSA Toulouse and ENSFEA

24 months
9000 EUR/year
9000 EUR/year
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The Industrial BioTechnology for a Bio-Based Economy program from Toulouse INP, INSA Toulouse and ENSFEA is a newly conceived master’s degree offering a cross-disciplinary educational program that includes life sciences, chemical and bioprocess engineering, bioethics, sustainability, economics, and environmental regulations.


BioTechEco is a two-year, full-time master’s program entirely taught in English. The program is specifically designed to shape international and French university students into bright, well-prepared professionals specialized in an emerging field. Students receive high-quality teaching delivered by lecturers and researchers from universities ranked among the 300 best institutions in the world (NTU and ARWU rankings). The curriculum comprises a full semester undertaken abroad in select partner universities in Europe, Asia and the USA, and a 6-month internship at a research laboratory of the university consortium or an industrial company.

Aims of the program

The Industrial BioTechnology for a Bio-Based Economy program from Toulouse INP, INSA Toulouse and ENSFEA aims to train its students with cross-disciplinary skills and expertise. A coupled training delivered by both University Faculties and Research Units in Biological and Chemical Sciences and Economics will provide new and unique expertise to students, making them attractive to the emerging bioeconomy market and allowing them to develop new industrial segments.

The added-value and originality of BioTechEco stem from the integration of the master‘s program in a Graduate School of Research in BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BUILDING A BIO-BASED ECONOMY.

The close ties of the degree with a doctoral program and international scientific competitions will ensure its relevance to research and education centers in Toulouse with innovative pedagogical practices.

Job opportunities

Bright international careers in the emerging field of a sustainable bio-based economy, a growing sector offering new jobs in public or private companies, including green chemistry, health, bioenergy, water and waste treatment, biomaterials, cosmetics, among many others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System biology 
  • Synthetic biology and Enzyme systems
  • Biochemical engineering and Upstream and downstream bioprocessing 
  • Ethical issues and Bioeconomy 
  • Practical training in research laboratories
  • Entrepreneurial skills and leadership
  • Bioprocess design and Project management

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

  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • English language test (except for native speakers): TOEIC (750) or TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5)
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas
  • Curriculum Vitae in English (max. 2 pages)
  • Short motivation letter in English indicating the partner universities of choice for studying abroad in semester 2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Reduction down to 5473 €/year for academic partners, european and selected students)

Living costs for Toulouse

799 - 1154 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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Industrial BioTechnology for a Bio-Based Economy
Toulouse INP, INSA Toulouse and ENSFEA


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