Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim


Study start 2016


Welcome to all new master students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology (NT).

  • All new Master’s students:  at the NT-faculty the semester starts with a compulsory information meeting in Natural Science Building auditorium R7 on Monday August 22 at 08:45.
  • Students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries: compulsory activities start earlier. Please visit the tailor-made semester start information page for details. 
  • Lectures in master courses will in most cases begin in week 35, Monday August 29.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact study advisers at the NT-faculty:
New student in Trondheim? You will find useful information here.

About the Programme

Biotechnology involves studies of molecules, cells and organisms  with the aim of understanding how biological processes work, and  to be able to develop methods for production of biomolecules like vaccines, enzymes, plants and many others. New and advanced methods of analysis make it possible to study biological reactions  and systems better than just a few years ago.

The Master of Science programme in Biotechnology is aimed towards scientific research with focus on cell- and molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology. One of the objectives is to give the students an in-depth understanding of the biological processes in bacteria, plants and animals and possible applications of these processes.

During the course of the study it will be placed emphasis on practical skills in central courses such as cell- and molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology in addition to research training. The latter includes statement of testable hypotheses, strategies for testing, collecting data, and interpretation of the results. The master study contain a theoretical and methodical dimension that can be translated to other scientific areas.

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Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science in Biotechnology
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSBIOTECH
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Location: Norway, Trondheim, Gløshaugen

The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology

Validity of information: 2016/17