M.Sc. On Campus

Cell and Gene Biotechnology

Ghent University

24 months
5744 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Ghent University's Cell and Gene Biotechnology prepares Bioscience engineers in cell and gene biotechnology that are capable of directing biological processes at the DNA, protein, organism or ecosystem level and use their engineering mindset to put that knowledge into practice for industry and society.


Key facts

The objective of Ghent University's Cell and Gene Biotechnology is to train scientists to become responsible and professional bioscience engineers who can work in multidisciplinary teams and who are equipped with creative concept problem-solving skills, a firm basis for an engineering way of thinking in cell- and gene biotechnology and knowledge of tools and methods in molecular biology, bio-informatics and biotechnology of humans, animals, plants and micro-organisms and their applications. The emphasis is on the exploitation of the living cell, industrial applications of genetic modification and molecular diagnostics. 

Labour Market

The educational programme of Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: cell and gene biotechnology is a good preparation for a managerial career in research and product development. Application areas are industrial fermentation processes, environmental remediation, food, fine chemicals, human health, plant cultivation, animal husbandry, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry, which also reflect possible professional profiles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical biotechnology
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Computational biology
  • Internationalisation

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

  • an academic diploma of Bachelor (or Master) of Science in Engineering (university level, minimum three years), with the main subject in Bio(science) Engineering or an equivalent to this. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5744 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5744 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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