|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Bioengineering & Biotechnology
|University website:||Biotechnology: Systems biotechnology and bioeconomy|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||140,000 SEK|
When you choose to study this programme, you will dive deep into the analysis of biochemical, cellular, organismal and global systems. You will work at the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine, with engineering as the common thread, and learn to use engineering principles in the analysis and manipulation of biological systems to solve problems across a wide spectrum of vital applications.
In the Systems biotechnology and bioeconomy profile, you will focus on genome-scale cell models, omics technologies, bioinformatics and enzyme technology and how these can be applied in research and the bioeconomy, via systems biology, metabolic engineering and industrial biotechnology. The following courses make up the profile:
● Metabolic engineering
● Applied bioinformatics
● Advanced analytical chemistry-proteomics and metabolomics
● Enzyme technology
● Sustainable biomass supply
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.