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Medical Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology students develop the skills to coordinate research projects in the fields of biotechnology and molecular medicine. The program provides a thorough preparation in molecular technology for the biotechnological use of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; students learn to design and develop research strategies aimed at applying emerging technology to the medical field; our research laboratories provide advanced training opportunities with state-of-the-art scientific equipment. The use of English as the official language produces graduates with an international profile, equipping them with a range of soft skills that increase their employability in international work environments.

Admission requirements

There are specific enrolment procedures for each degree programe. ; You can find detailed information about how to apply, tuition fees and deadlines on the institute webpage.

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Study Grands and Subsidies

University students ;may obtain economic support during their studies from the Emilia Romagna Region, the University of Bologna and other external bodies.

Tuition Fees Exemptions

Check our website to know which are the required documents to apply for exemptions and special subsidies.


5 Reasons to enrol on the Degree Program

  • Your starting point for a career in biotechnological research in areas of medical interest.
  • Learn to assist medical doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving cell, gene, and biosystem manipulation.
  • Join and organise laboratory activities using advanced diagnostic techniques for the production of biotechnological products.
  • Develop soft skills and use them to apply specialised knowledge in an international work environment.
  • English as the language to access international exchanges and broaden postgraduate opportunities.

Continuing studies

Continuation of studies:

  • Ph.D programs
  • Specialization Schools
  • Professional Master's programs (2nd Level)
  • for Clinical Research Associate

Career paths

Employment Opportunities:

The main employment opportunities in Italy and abroad expected for graduates in Medical Biotechnology can be identified in:

  • Hospitals and specialized public and private laboratories;
  • Universities and public and private research institutions;
  • National and private health service structures;
  • Biotechnology, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industry;
  • Biotechnology service centers;
  • Institutions responsible for the development of health and patent regulations in the biotechnology field;
  • Environmental Prevention Bodies;
  • Medical-legal structures;
  • Notified and certification institues (conformity assessment);
  • National and international regulatory agencies;
  • Monitoring of clinical trials;
  • Biotech and genomic companies.

Graduates in Medical Biotechnology will also be able to operate:

  • in the industry oriented towards the protection of human health (in particular, in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, cosmetic and biomaterial sectors), through advanced products and services;
  • in chemical-biotechnological and molecular-biological analysis laboratories (classification of economic activities, ATECO2002: N 85.14.1 Clinical analysis laboratories, hygiene and prophylaxis);
  • as consultants in specific fields of biotechnology;
  • at research institutes and public or private, national and international companies operating in the biotechnological sector applied to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, vaccine and biomaterial fields;
  • in private and large companies as a specialist in advanced instrumentation in research and diagnostics;
  • in public and private structures in both research and analysis laboratories.

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Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

The Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research, a constant and increasingly broad international perspective and a strong third mission....

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Why study at Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna


Over 700 teachers with responsibilities that include international relations. Students from more than 140 countries. 70 teaching projects with international Universities. The University of Bologna is part of several international networks that promote research activities in every field.


252 degree programs, of which 101 first-cycle degrees, 14 combined bachelor/master degrees, 137 second-cycle degrees. Among these, 87 are international (Academic Year 2021/22).


Projects, initiatives and research structures for the development of innovation and the knowledge to tackle global challenges. More than 2,700 professors and researchers. Over 11,000 research products every year. Over 87,000 students enrolled of which more than 6,000 international.

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Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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