MSc in Biotechnology (1st and 2nd cycle degree)
Biotechnology graduates are specialists in biology applications. Students first study basic subjects such as Molecular Biology, Genetics, Physiology and Microbiology and later go on to acquire a deeper understanding of the specific techniques and approaches used in contemporary biotechnology. Process engineering and economic, social and legal aspects of the discipline complete their professional profile.
Possible areas in which biotechnology graduates can develop their career include:
- Agro-food area: the development and exploitation of foods, micro-organisms, plants, animals, methods of identification and analysis.
- Industrial area: the production of biotechnologically useful organisms and molecules. Molecular factories.
- Public health area: methods of diagnosis and analysis, gene and cell therapies, and the development and management of pharmaceuticals.
- Natural resources and environmental area: diagnosis of erosion and the risk of loss of biodiversity. Biotechnological conservation strategies.
- R&D and innovation area: research centres related to the preceding areas.