Master's Program in Microbiology and Microbial BiotechnologyUniversity of Helsinki
About this program
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.
Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.
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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.
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.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 18000€
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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