MSc Medical BiotechnologyKTH Royal Institute of Technology
About this program
MSc Medical Biotechnology
The master's program in Medical Biotechnology provides a solid foundation for the development of sustainable biotechnological solutions and their use in health care. Students acquire knowledge about state-of-the-art techniques, experience in operating technological platforms and analysing big data in the context of human health. Graduates have the competence necessary to research and develop diagnostics, disease prevention tools and therapies.
English language proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6 is required. You can meet the requirement by achieving the minimum required score in the following internationally recognised English tests:
- IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI: An overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
- TOEFL iBT: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90. We accept TOEFL iBT Home Edition and Paper Edition. We do not accept TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT MyBest, Institutional TOEFL, TOEFL Essentials, or the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.
- Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments: University of Michigan, Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
- Pearson PTE Academic or PTE Academic Online: Score of 62 (writing 61)
- Cambridge ESOL: C1 Advanced (CAE), minimum overall score 180 (points awarded since 2015), or Cambridge English certificate level C1, minimum score 180, or Cambridge English: Advanced
Completed upper secondary and university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement. Detailed information on how you can meet the language requirement is provided by University Admissions .
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.
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- Biomolecular Structure and Function
- Applied Gene Technology
- Degree Project in Biotechnology, Second Cycle
- Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications in biotechnology
- Clinical applications of biotechnology
- Industrial Management for Biotechnology
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
The full program tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this program is SEK 310,000.
The program offers two tracks: medical applications of biotechnology and omics, that are designed to provide specialisation within a specific field of biotechnology. The student shall complete all courses within the chosen track and can then tailor their education by adding courses from the other track, other courses in biotechnology or related subjects.
- Research Scientists
- Research Associate
- Project Manager
- Science Communicator
- Field Application Specialist
- Laboratory Manager
- QC Scientists
- Patent Analyst
- Sales Representative
The combination of technology, biology and bioinformatics with an emphasis on applications in medicine, taught in the master's program in Medical Biotechnology, provides an attractive profile for a professional career in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry or for further academic studies. These areas are expanding worldwide, which gives a graduate in Medical Biotechnology opportunities for a career in companies involved in the development of drugs, medical analyses and diagnostics, or further work with academic research, research policy, journalism, patent agencies, or as a consultant. Many of the graduates go on to doctoral studies.
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical...
Why study at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology is the largest and highest-ranked technical university is Sweden and ranks among the top ten in Europe. With a strong focus on internationalization, the KTH campus is an arena for bringing highly talented students, teachers and researchers together to share perspectives from around the globe.
Sustainable development is a natural aspect of Swedish society and an integral part of KTH's operations and spirit. KTH is ranked 42 among universities world-wide when it comes to meeting the sustainable development goals, according to THE University Impact Ranking 2022. One of KTH's most important goals is that all graduates have up-to-date knowledge and tools to move society in a more sustainable direction. For each of our master's programmes, you can read about how the programme relates to the sustainable development goals and what knowledge and tools you will acquire to contribute to a more sustainable society.
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