The Master's Degree Programme in Biotechnology (MBIOT)



The Master’s Degree Programme in Biotechnology (MBIOT)

MBIOT supplies the students with the expertise and skills they need for modern biotechnology research and related employment. Topics in instruction range from the latest developments in recombinant DNA technology to non-technical issues, such as business and bioethics.

MBIOT is organised by the the Faculty Agriculture and Forestry and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences in close co-operation with the Institute of Biotechnology. The state-ofthe-art scientific research conducted at these units offer exceptional opportunities to pursue studies in an inspiring research-oriented environment while benefiting from modern facilities.

Graduating with a Master's Degree from MBIOT offers scores of opportunities for a wide variety of careers, both within and outside of research and science.

Please see here the MBIOT degree structure 2016-2017

Which Faculty to apply?

The major subject for all MBIOT students is Biotechnology, which is divided into five specialist options in two faculties:

Specialist options in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Specialist option in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

  • Molecular Biotechnology

The potential MBIOT applicants first choose the specialist option according to their own interest and then apply to the corresponding Faculty to study Biotechnology.



The University of Helsinki has one intake of students per year to the Master's programmes. The application period for 2016 is now closed. Information about the application period for 2017 and possible changes in the UH MSc programmes will be announced soon.


General application information for the International Master's Degree Programmes at UH is found in this link:


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