Extent and content of the programme

Degree Programme in Biotechnology (CBIOT), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 30/11/2017
Approved: 30/11/2017

The Degree Programme in Biotechnology is composed of 300 credits, which at the normal study speed corresponds to 5 years of full-time studies (10 semesters).

The first cycle of the programme (three years, 180 credits) can, if the student applies for it, be finished with a Degree of Bachelor of Science. The second cycle (two years, 120 credits) is studied according to one of four selectable masters programmes and lead to a degree of Master of Science in Biotechnology.

The masters programme within the Degree programme in Biotechnology are:

  • Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Macromolecular Materials *
  • Molecular Science and Engineering **

*To obtain the Degree of Master of Science in Biotechnology two of these courses must be taken; BB2460 Biocatalysis 7,5 credits, BB2020 Molecular Enzymology 7.5 credits, BB2420 Glycobiology and Carbohydrate Technology 7.5 credits,

**To obtain the Degree of Master of Science in Biotechnology two of these courses must be taken; BB2460 Biocatalysis 7,5 credits and BB2020 Molecular Enzymology 7.5 credits

The range of offered Master's programmes may be revised. An updated list of Master's programmes can be found on the KTH student web for each respective academic year.

Language of instruction
The language of instruction, during the first three years of the programme is mostly Swedish; although English literature may be used. Courses of the concluding two years  are given in English. For each course the language of instruction is found in the course syllabus on the KTH student web.