Master Biotechnology

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From the Cell to the Biopharmaceutical

Biotechnology addresses the technical application of biological systems and living organisms, and their metabolic products.


In the Master’s degree programme in Biotechnology students acquire solid scientific training in the three specialisations Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology. Electives provide a deeper understanding of topics specific to Biotechnology and extend knowledge in related areas. A project work familiarises students with scientific working methods and provide insights into prevailing research themes. The programme concludes with an eight-month Master’s thesis project on a current research topic.

  • Specialised lectures
  • Electives, project work
  • Master’s thesis (32 weeks)


  • Systems Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Biotechnology

Credits ECTS: 90
Degree and title: Master of Science ETH in Biotechnology

Unconditional transfer from:
ETH Bachelor's degree prgramme Biotechnology (in German)
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Master’s degree programme Biotechnology

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