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Medical Biotechnology

Master (2 years) of of Science in Engineering (Medical Biotechnology), 120 ECTS
Engineering Health care, social services, and care services 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


Through theory, experimental work in the laboratories, and problem based group work the Medical Biotechnology programme will allow you to help find the answers questions such as: 
  • How can we develop methods for identification of microorganisms in the human body?
  •  What are the roles of proteins in infected tissue? 
  • And how can we manufacture therapeutic substances by means of proteins and microorganisms?
The Master’s programme allows you to work with people, medicine and biotechnology, and gives you the chance to immerse in subjects like medical microbiology, molecular methods in modern medicine, and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.

During the first two semesters you focus on molecular biology and protein chemistry. 
The last two semesters you spend working on your Master’s thesis, within fields like e.g. diagnosis, proteins in humans, or gene technology.
You can specialise yourself in one or more of the following subjects:
  • Medical microbiology
  • Molecular methods in modern medicine
  • Manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products
Read more about the possibilities of specialization.

Career Opportunities  

As a graduate from the Master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology you will have a wide range of job opportunities. You can form your own profile depending on which subjects you choose to specialise in. There are many possibilities, and you can choose to combine the subjects in your own unique way across professional boundaries.

Examples of possible career paths could be:
  • Researcher at a hospital or biopharmaceutical company,
  • Consultant in molecular biology and methodologies or
  • Continuation of a research career as a PhD student.


In order to apply you must hold one of the following undergraduate degrees:
  • Bsc in Chemical Engineering
  • Bsc in Environmental Engineering
  • Bsc in Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • Bsc in Chemistry 
In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

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 | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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