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Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering (Biotechnology), 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Biotechnology combines biology, chemistry, medicine, and engineering sciences for the discovery, development and production of products ranging from fuels and foods over complex proteins to specialised pharmaceuticals and whole organisms with novel abilities.

You will learn how to work with cells and microorganisms. By studying cells' properties alone and in relation to their surroundings, you get a scientific basis for altering the cells' properties.

You can either follow the general study or specialise in a specific area of the field. In addition, you will work with computer programmes that can read and systemise large amounts of genetic data, and computer models that help describe cell functions and understand the mechanisms behind various diseases etc. 

Career Opportunities  

Completion of the International Programme in Biotechnology at Aalborg University will qualify participants for jobs in research, development, management and production in biotechnological, food and medical industries, as well as in education. Successful candidates will also be qualified to apply for further PhD studies.


To be admitted to the MSc in Biotechnology, you must possess a BSc degree in relevant natural science and engineering disciplines. Each applicant will receive individual assessment by the Study Board in charge of the Biotechnology Education at Aalborg University.

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the MSc in Biotechnology 

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01


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