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Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology

Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology Vera (València) Campus, Universitat Politècnica de València
ECTS Credits: 240 (4 years)

Presentation of the degree

The Degree in Biotechnology aims to train professionals to be able to research, innovate, develop and improve processes, tools and biotechnological materials in the fields of health, food, agriculture, livestock and aquaculture, forestry production, energy, environment and industry.

Career opportunities

The professional fields in which graduates in Biotechnology can work in their profession include the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, forestry, environmental and chemical industries as well as research in universities and public and private research centres, hospitals and companies. You can also decide to teach in universities, secondary schools or vocational training centres, though to do so, you will need to receive the additional required training.

International mobility and internships

It is very common for Biotechnology students and professionals to work in an international context. Many prestigious universities in Europe and other countries offer studies in Biotechnology. Exchange programs such as Erasmus allow students to spend one semester or one year in another university. The ETSIAMN has signed agreements with a large number of institutions, which allows students to spend part of the degree with them.

There are more than 700 biotechnological companies in Spain, and more than 50 are located in the Valencian Community. Besides these, many other companies in the health, food, environmental and chemical sectors carry out biotechnological activities. Students can do internships in these companies as well as in hospitals and research centres.

Further studies

The Degree in Biotechnology enables access to the following university master's degrees taught by the UPV: Biomedical Biotechnology; Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Plant Genetic Improvement.

It also grants access to any university master's degree from the UPV by taking the appropriate levelling courses.

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