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Medical Biotechnology, Specialisation of Biotechnology

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biotechnology with specialisation in 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) 6897 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


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? By studying Medical Biotechnology, you can help find the answers to these questions.The Master's programme in Biotechnology with a specialisation in Medical Biotechnology offers you the opportunity to perform experimental work in the laboratories, and problem based group work. You get to work with people, medicine, and biotechnology, and you get the chance to immerse in subjects like medical microbiology, molecular methods in modern medicine, and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.The specialisation provides you with knowledge within areas such as cellular and molecular biology, protein biotechnology, bioinformatics and genetic engineering and. You gain the skills to evaluate and select among the scientific theories, methods, tools, and general skills of biotechnology, and establish new analysis and solution models on a scientific basis.

Career Opportunities  

As a graduate from the Master’s programme specialisation 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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