Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Analysis

Vytautas Magnus University
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
28 August 2023
Application deadline: June 1- For non-EU/EFTA countries July 1- For EU/EFTA countries

About this program

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Analysis

The aim of the program “Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Analysis” is to prepare highly qualified biotechnology specialists with the knowledge of biotechnology and pharmaceutical analysis, able to develop, optimize and implement fermentation processes, and genetic engineering technologies, analyze and optimize separation and purification processes, able to properly perform qualitative and quantitative evaluation of analytes or continue doctoral studies.

The program “Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Analysis” is distinguished by subjects covering various biotechnologies and their application in different fields (gene engineering, fermentation, food technology, pharmaceuticals) and subjects that include different methods of analysis and their development, implementation, and application to quantitative and qualitative analysis of pharmaceutical substances. The program provides skills that are characteristic of the second level of education – analysis, evaluation, submission of proposals, problem-solving, development of autonomy, etc.The program covers more analytical subjects and upon completion of these studies, a specialist would be able to work in an analysis laboratory or field of analysis in any research area or in companies, research institutes, centers related to the field of analysis, or could continue his studies in a doctoral program. Upon completion of these studies, a master's degree in technological sciences is awarded.

The learning outcomes of the program are focused on the theoretical and emphasis on practical learning, incorporating advanced knowledge in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical analysis, creating a basis for original ideas and their implementation; as well as the ability to integrate knowledge and formulate decisions taking into account social and ethical aspects.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree diploma or equivalent degree in one of these fields: Chemical technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacy. Additional courses may be required for agronomy, veterinary, biology and other bachelors.
  • Proof of English Language:applicant has to present document proving B2 level (TOEFL 87-109 iBT/534-633 PBT, IELTS 5-6,5, Cambridge English First (FCE) 161-180, BEC Vantage 161-180, Michigan ECCE (min. 650), PTE General Level 3, TOEIC Listening & Reading 785, TOEIC Speaking & Writing 310, Duolingo 100-125, EnglishScore 400-499) if the applicant is not native speaker and/or had not received education in English.
  • Admission score is counted based on:Motivation letter* 0,3 + Arithmetic average of bachelor degree diploma supplement all subjects* 0,4 + English grade* 0,3.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fee per year: 5157 Eur.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of the field of biotechnology studies and their multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature, the importance of separation methods, analysis of raw materials, and intermediate and final products.
  • Describe and analyze advanced achievements in biotechnology, genetic engineering, and modern analysis.
  • Use the acquired knowledge and understanding to conceptualize and apply biotechnological and analytical methods to models, systems, and processes using mathematical analysis, computational modelling, or experiments.
  • Choose which methods and methodologies to apply in biotechnology and analytical processes, understand their limitations, be able to apply them, and use special equipment.
  • Combine knowledge of different fields of science and solve multiple biotechnological and analytical problems.
  • Innovatively develop new and original ideas, methods, and materials in the design of biotechnological lines, development, optimization, and implementation of separation and analysis processes.
  • Make technological and analytical decisions in the face of multiple, technically, and analytically indeterminate and inaccurate problems in biotechnology schemes and pharmaceutical and related analytical processes.
  • Plan and perform analytical, modelling, and experimental research, combining knowledge of biomedicine, technology, and physical sciences.
  • Find professional information from databases and other sources of information, will be able to identify, find and obtain the necessary data to critically evaluate them and present conclusions.
  • Describe the impact of technological and engineering solutions and related research on society and the environment, adhere to the norms of professional ethics and technological engineering and research activities, is aware of the responsibility for these activities.
  • Work independently and in a team, will be able to be the leader of a team that can be formed by representatives of different fields of study and levels.

Career paths

Graduates will be able to work in the private and public business sectors, which are involved in industrial pharmaceutical production or biotechnology, diagnostic, scientific, and experimental activities. Typical areas of employment for graduates are industrial companies, research, quality control, training, lifelong learning, quality assurance, administration, and management.

Graduates can pursue their studies at the doctoral level at Lithuanian and foreign universities

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Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that...

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