Master's programme in Medical Biotechnology
The master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology aims to provide a detailed understanding of the cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on medical applications. The student will be provided with a comprehensive education where technology, biology and chemistry are combined, preparing them tackle with.
Medical Biotechnology at KTH
This two-year master’s programme consists of courses based around a core of mandatory studies in biotechnology. Courses are then supplemented with those that are elective in, for instance, chemistry or other technological subjects. This cross-platform approach to education provides the student with a unique, individualised profile to their degree. The master's degree project is performed during the last term of the programme, where the student works on a research topic related to the theoretical courses in the curriculum. The project may be carried out either in a research setting at KTH, in industry in Sweden or abroad, or in another university or research institute anywhere in the world.
The combination of technology, biology and chemistry taught in the Medical Biotechnology programme provides an attractive profile for a professional career in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry, or for further academic studies. These areas are expanding worldwide, which gives a graduate in Medical Biotechnology opportunities for a career in companies involved in the manufacturing of drugs, medical analyses and diagnostics, or further work in academic preclinical research, patent agencies, or as consultant.
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Faculty and Research
The School of Biotechnology conducts research in both fundamental and applied sciences with emphasis on medical aspects of human biology and development of technical application for medical care. Conducted research activities are multidisciplinary in nature bringing together technology, medicine and bioinformatics. Active researchers are internationally well recognised and conduct collaborative projects with leading international scientists as well as companies within the biotechnology private sector.
Changes in the programme may occur.