Biotechnology (MBT) / MSc


Biotechnology is defined as the industrial exploitation of living organisms or the exploitation of components derived from these organisms. The MSc programme Biotechnology focuses on application oriented integration of biological disciplines and engineering. Students have to specialize in one field of biotechnology (Cellular / Molecular Biotechnology, Food biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Process technology, Marine biotechnology or Environmental Biotechnology) and apply their knowledge and skills in an integrated approach including other fields and disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this MSc programme graduates are expected to:
- be able to select, understand, apply and integrate the necessary skills in the basic and applied disciplines of biotechnology and to be able to enlarge knowledge en skills in their own specialization;
- be able to develop and design an exploitable biotechnological process using an integrated approach;
- have theoretic knowledge in basic disciplines of biotechnology;
- knowledge and skills in techniques and methods of biotechnological disciplines to solve technical bottlenecks;
- have specialized knowledge and skills in one field of biotechnology;
- have skills to determine and solve complex problems in teams in an integrated approach;
- have ability to function independently in a multi- and interdisciplinary research and development environment.


- Cellular/Molecular Biotechnology;
- Foodbiotechnology;
- Medical Biotechnology;
- Processtechnology;
- Environmental Biotechnology;
- Marine Biotechnology;
- Watertechnology (in cooperation with UTwente, RUGroningen and Wetsus; partly located in Leeuwarden).

Programme Director

Dr S. Isken
Phone: 0317-(4)82241

Study Adviser(s)

- Dr ir M. Vermuë
Students A-J, appointment by phone or mail
Phone: 0317-(4)85520
- Dr S. Isken
Students K-N, appointment by phone or mail
Phone: 0317-(4)82241
- Dr ir L.H. de Graaff
Students O-Z, appointment by phone or mail
Phone: 0317-(4)84691

Programme Committee

Chair: Dr S. Isken
Secretary: M.W. Methorst


Study Association

Codon is the study association for Biotechnology
Membership Euro 10 per year
Study association Codon
Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen
Internal Postal Code: 135