|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Bioengineering & Biotechnology
|University website:||Biotechnology: Biomolecular science and technology|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||140,000 SEK|
Contribute to improving modern medicine and fight back against deadly diseases by delving deep into the world of biomolecular science. You will receive an in-depth education in subjects including protein function, stability, structure, production and design. Alongside this, you will also also focus on the physical chemistry of RNA and DNA and the biological chemistry of molecular interactions within the cell – knowledge that is essential for modern drug design and for understanding the molecular mechanisms of health and disease.
Studying this programme, you will focus on the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine, with engineering as the common thread. You will learn to use engineering principles in the analysis and manipulation of biological systems to solve problems across a wide spectrum of vital applications. When you choose the Biomolecular science and technology profile, you will study the following courses in particular:
● Biophysical chemistry
● Protein folding and function
● Applied bioinformatics
● Advanced analytical chemistry-proteomics and metabolomics
● Design and production of biomolecules biomedical toxicology
● Structure and dynamics of biomolecules
The master's programme as a whole covers a broad base, from genetics to process engineering. Expertise comes from a wide range of interdisciplinary sources, including the Departments of Biology and Biology engineering, Chemistry and Chemical engineering, and Physics.
In recent decades, gene modification has revolutionised the biotechnology industry, giving rise to countless new products and improving established processes. But biotechnology, as practiced today, is much more than this — it also embraces process design, engineering, modelling and systems of control. You will be exposed to the full breadth of the field in your education here.
The practical applications of biotechnology include techniques stretching back to the beginning of human history, such as brewing, fermentation and cheese making — all of which are still important today. But the progress of fundamental biological research and technologies in recent decades has resulted in major advances. Microorganisms and cells are utilised to produce valuable products of all kinds, and new medicines are often products of the field of biotechnology.
The subjects of tissue engineering and applied microbiology are fundamental areas in the Biotechnology master’s programme for all profiles. After graduation, you will be well placed to pursue a career either in research in the bioscience field, or enter the professional industries of biotechnology, food and biomedicine. Former graduates work at international companies such as Astra Zeneca and Essity whereas others work in smaller start-ups or as consultants. Others continue their academic studies through PhD research.