Applied and Commercial Biotechnology

Biotechnology revolves around the use of living organisms – plant cells, animal cells and microorganisms – and biomolecules from these, for the creation of new products and services. Biotechnology provides solutions for a future bioeconomy based on sustainability with respect to food production, health, and the environment.

In our master's degree programme, you can choose between two specialisations:

  • Experimental biotechnology
  • Commercialisation of biotechnology

Students in both specialisations take coursework covering our main experimental fields of interest, as well as commercialisation of biotechnology. Thus, students graduating from our programme possess a cross-disciplinary approach to addressing biotechnological problems.

Experimental biotechnology

Students with specialisation in experimental biotechnology will have focuses on the following:

  • Cell- and reproduction biotechnology
  • Molecular and functional genetics/genomics
  • Bioinformatics and Biodiscovery

Commercialisation of biotechnology

The specialisation in commercialisation of biotechnologyfocuses on taking biotechnological ideas and inventions from the laboratory to the market, with emphasis on various factors that facilitate and regulate this process. This includes topics as economy and business models, commercialisation, innovation, intellectual property and legislation.

Application deadline

Application deadline is February 1st 2020.

Documents must be uploaded before February 15th 2020. You must fulfil all the admission requirements before February 15th 2020 to be considered for admission.

Formal prerequisites

For both specialisation modules of the programme, your degree from higher education must fulfil the following requirements:

  • The equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits in natural sciences and mathematics, with a solid foundation in chemistry and biology. Coursework in biochemistry must be included, with a minimum grade of C.
  • A minimum average grade of D for the 80 ECTS credits.

For Experimental Biotechnology:

  • Coursework in Molecular biology with a minimum grade of C

Students lacking molecular biology coursework may qualify for molecular biology thesis work by taking a Bachelor-level molecular biology course at INN University.

English Language requirements

Applicants must document their proficiency in English at a certain level.

The English language requirements applies to all except applicants native to UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or the Nordic countries, who do not require to document any language proficiency.

You will find thelist of accepted courses and minimum scores accepted here.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Hamar
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English