Master's programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

The Master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, sustainability and finance. The goal is to use cells and cell components like enzymes to produce commodities such as fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper & pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The programme offers a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling students to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally.

Application open

Application is open until April 18 2017.

16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

Administrative contact:
master@bio.kth.se

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology at KTH

The two-year programme consists of core mandatory courses in biotechnology followed by elective courses, which include chemistry, environmental analysis and other technological subjects chosen by the student. The student is therefore able to tailor their education allowing for a unique profile to each degree, for instance “Industrial-Process Design” or “Environmental-Systems Analysis.” Skills such as problem solving and project management as well as professional communication are emphasised in several courses.

The education is closely coupled to the research undertaken at the School of Biotechnology and to the Swedish Bio/Pharmaceutical/Chemical industry.

Courses

Career prospects 

Graduates of the programme will acquire the skills necessary for a professional career in the biotechnological industry, as well as for further academic studies. These areas are expanding worldwide, offering a Master’s degree holder in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology vast career opportunities, including those found in patent and consultant agencies and finance.

Students

Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

There have been tons of surprises since I came to Stockholm to study! People here know how to have fun.

Meet the students

Faculty and Research

The School of Biotechnology conducts research in both fundamental and applied sciences reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of biotechnology. The research activities are focused on protein technology and engineering, therapeutics, industrial process biotechnology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, glycoscience, plant biotechnology as well as bioenergy production. Researchers have vast collaborations with leading international research groups as well as companies within the biotechnology private sector and are internationally well recognised.

Contact

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the administrative contact.

Administrative contact:  master@bio.kth.se

Changes in the programme may occur.

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