Bioscience Programme: Biotechnology (180 ECTS credits)
Programme students acquire knowledge and skills in biomedicine and biotechnology. You can work with research and development as well as operation and quality assurance in biotechnical industries, especially the pharmaceutical and food industry. The traditional pharmaceutical industry uses biotechnology to a great extent in research and development. Also, the paper and pulp industry, for instance, shows increasing demand for biotechnological competence. Many students find employment in public agencies for supervision and control functions. Nationally and internationally there is a growing interest in the impact of food on health and well-being. Dairy products, such as yoghurt with healthy micro-organisms, and modified cereals have a growing market. Bioscience is a rapidly growing field in which societal and industrial needs are expected to increase in the future.
In this programme, students acquire knowledge and skills in the field of biomedicine and biotechnology. Graduates can move on to work in research and development as well as in quality assurance of the biotechnological industry, primarily of the medication and food production industries. Biotechnology has an increasing relevance to other areas as well, such as the paper industry. Other career opportunities include supervision and inspection on behalf of different authorities.
Upon completion, students are awarded a Bachelor"s Degree in Chemistry, 180 ECTS credits and are eligible for further studies at Master"s level. For examination and assessment regulations, see under the heading "Learning outcomes" in the programme study plan.
Upon completion of a Bachelor degree, students can continue studies in Chemistry or Biomedical science towards a Master degree, either 60 or 120 ECTS credits. Studies at the advanced level make you eligible for doctoral studies in, for instance, chemistry.
Name: Hannah Heidkamp
Current location: Deje
Graduation year: 2009
Degree: Master (one year) major in chemistry
Current work: PhD student in physical chemistry at Karlstads university
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