Master's Program in Resource Recovery - Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

University of Borås
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Master's Program in Resource Recovery – Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

How can we produce enough nutritious food, animal feed, materials, and energy in a sustainable manner? How can biotechnology assist in fostering a sustainable society while creating job and business opportunities? This Master's programme offers the chance to become a global community builder in roles such as researcher, engineer, or manager.

This unique Master’s programme is for those who want to learn about how to use the biotechnology to turn the challenges associated with the huge amounts of waste generated by human activities into new opportunities for the development of a circular society. It is for those who want to learn more about green solutions for waste management and how it is possible to convert waste and by-products into sustainable products, as well as for those who want to learn how biology and biotechnology are translated into practice in industry and trade.

Admission requirements

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering with major in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Business Economics, Energy Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Textile Engineering or Structural Engineering OR Bachelor's degree in physics or chemistry
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics
  • Proficiency in English equivalent to :
    • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5) OR
    • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part) OR
    • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

For further information about English language proficiency requirements, please visit the university website.

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL iBT® test is accepted by 11,500 universities and higher education institutions in over 160 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

In this Master’s programme, you will build your skills in analysing and solving problems related to the transport, processing, and transformation of waste streams and residues into useful products using biotechnological methods and you will learn how to develop related processes and business enterprises.

In the first term, you will acquire broad competencies within the present state and future directions within the field of resource recovery on both a global and national scale. This entails an exploration of business insights and methodological knowledge, including life cycle analysis.

During the second term, the programme focuses on courses related to biotechnology applications, bioprocesses, and bioeconomy.

Lastly, the programme includes a year-long 60 credits degree project, wherein you will investigate the area of your particular interest in depth. This degree project can be conducted either within the industry or in collaboration with our esteemed researchers and doctoral candidates at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery and the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås. It is also possible to do a 30 credit-degree project by taking additional elective coursework relevant to the programme.

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website. 


  • 60000 SEK first payment
  • 240000 SEK full tuition fee
  • EU / EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees

Continuing studies

After graduation, you have the opportunity to later pursue doctoral studies in the field, in Sweden or abroad.

Career paths

This programs prepares you not only for professional roles as a researcher, engineer, or a management position, but it also makes you a global community builder with the knowledge necessary to take on challenges, not solely in those areas that are directly linked to resource recovery, biotechnology, and bioeconomics.

Message the school

Want to know more about this program, Master's Program in Resource Recovery - Biotechnology and Bioeconomy? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.
Currently living in *
Nationality *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

About this institute

University of Borås

The University of Borås fosters learning, knowledge, and innovation of high quality in an international setting and with significant social relevance. We work together here – for the future and to make a difference! The University of Borås has around...

Read more about this school

Why study at University of Borås

  • Student City of the Year

    We were named Student City of the Year for Sweden 2020/2021!
  • Nine out of 10 students from the University of Borås are employed within six months of graduation!

    Alumni also find that their educations are useful in their professions.

  • Sustainable Development

    The university has a strong sustainability profile and all activities are based on Agenda 2030. In your studies, you are encouraged to think from a sustainability perspective.
  • Close contact with teachers

    Our students experience that it is easy to get in touch with and get help from teachers if a problem should arise during their studies. Our teachers are here for you!

Contact info

University of Borås

Allégatan 1
501 90 Borås

Phone no: +464354000

Message the school

Want to know more about Master's Program in Resource Recovery - Biotechnology and Bioeconomy? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!