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Master's Program in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

University of Helsinki
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
Helsinki
English
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36,000 EUR
University of Helsinki

Program description

Master's Program in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

In the Master's Program in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, you get an understanding of the global significance of microbes as processors of life and the environment. You gain the potential and the tools for the development of new innovations in food or drug industry or in other biotechnological applications.

You learn about microbes and the biotechnological applications as well as what research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes. Your studies include topics like the application of microbiological knowledge, biotechnology and bioinformatics, functional principles of microbial cells and communities, research methods in microbiology and solving microbiological problems. You can modify the master’s degree Program for your own interests with elective subjects.

This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish. 

Admission requirements

Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.


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Program content

By selecting elective and other study opportunities, you will be able to shape the study programme based on your interest towards many subject areas, such as the environment, food, viruses, fungi, health and microbial diseases, or microbial biotechnology.

The key contents of the studies in microbiology and microbial biotechnology are:

  • Research methods in microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics
  • Application of microbiological knowledge
  • Solving microbiological problems
  • Critical, research-based scientific thinking
  • Planning, implementation and reporting of microbiological and biotechnological research
  • Functional principles of microbial cells and communities
  • Development from research to product
  • Leadership, entrepreneurship and patenting
  • Other studies, through which you can adapt the degree towards your own interests
  • Discovery of novel findings in the field of biology

There are good opportunities to participate in international student exchanges and some parts of the degree can be completed at universities abroad.

Tuition fees

The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 18000€

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Career opportunities

Upon graduating from the Master’s Program in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, you will be well prepared to continue further with your studies or proceed directly to a career in working life. Statistically, the situation for microbiologists proceeding to employment has been very favorable.

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All life on earth is based on microbes. Microbial processes run global nutrient cycles. Present microbiological knowledge is applied in medicine, in industry and in food production. With techniques based on microbiology and microbial biotechnology we may even apply methods to save the environment. If you want to know more about microbes and the biotechnological applications, and learn what research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes, the Master's Programme of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology is for you.

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University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

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University of Helsinki

Fabianinkatu 33
00170 Helsinki
Finland

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www.helsinki.fi

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