• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master's programme in Nanobiotechnology offered by Aalborg University focuses on designing, fabricating and controlling materials and components with dimensions on the nanoscale, i.e. from 1 to 100 nm. You will gain insight into the possibilities, issues and challenges that engineers within nanobiotechnology are faced with on a day-to-day basis.


When studying the Master's programme in Nanobiotechnology offered by Aalborg University, you have the opportunity to investigate the fundamental science as well as the contemporary research that make up the field of nanobiotechnology. You have time to immerse yourself in topics you find particularly interesting and you can take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

By constructing materials atom by atom or molecule by molecule, it is possible to obtain decisive control over their properties and develop unique materials with new and unexpected properties for applications within for example (bio)sensors, catalysis or medicine.

The Master's programme in Nanobiotechnology gives you insight into biotechnological research and nanomedicine for diagnosis. You will work with the modelling of molecules, giving you detailed insight into the biochemical processes in proteins and their interactions.


As a graduate in Nanobiotechnology, you have extensive knowledge that covers:

  • Advanced gene technology
  • Reaction engineering
  • High throughput systems
  • Drug discovery
  • Molecular electronics
  • Molecular simulations
  • Self-assembling systems
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Properties of interfaces
  • Spectroscopic methods such as MS and NMR

Furthermore, you are able to understand and reflect on theory, methods and experiments within the mentioned areas.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

Examples of businesses that can employ you:

  • Novo Nordisk
  • Oticon
  • Grundfoss
  • Foss
  • Bavarian Nordic
  • Haldor Topsoe
  • DuPont
  • Arla
  • Coloplast
  • Pharmaceutical companies that for example work with drug delivery systems
  • Businesses in the energy sector
  • Environmental businesses
  • Businesses in the software industry
  • Hospitals
  • The public sector
  • Universities

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Gene Technology 
  • Reaction Engineering and Molecular Electronics 
  • Molecular Simulations 
  • Nanobioengineering
  • Self-assembling Systems 
  • Reactions at Interfaces 
  • NMR and MS

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

In order to enroll in the programme, you need a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields:

  • natural sciences
  • materials science
  • biotechnology

Each applicant will receive individual assessment by the Study Board in charge of the Nanotechnology programme at Aalborg University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13340 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13340 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • International tuition fees - 99,600 DKK.

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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