By studying Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics, students will obtain extensive theoretical and practical expertise on central concepts and techniques in modern molecular biotechnology and diagnostics.

Furthermore, they will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge in practice for the development of novel tools and methods for the detection molecular substances. The education is focused on the key technologies of diagnostics and molecular biology with opportunities to apply this knowledge both to medical and other areas of diagnostics. After graduation, students will be equipped with skills that enable them to join the industry, to pursue a career as a scientist, or to enter the public sector. In addition, the curriculum also gives a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship.

Career or after graduation opportunities

After graduating from the programme, students will be equipped with skills that provide them with multiple career options. For instance, they will be able to join the industry in Finland or abroad, or to enter the public sector, for example, in various authoritative duties. The programme provides also an excellent opening for postgradute studies. The MSc degree completed in the programme qualifies the graduates for PhD studies in Turku, elsewhere in Finland or universities worldwide.   

The biotech industry is among the fastest growing industrial sectors globally. In Finland, there is a strong demand for biotechnology experts at the moment. Especially the diagnostic industry, which is the largest sector of biotech industry in Finland, needs new professionals. The education in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics also provides a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship.

Possible job titles are:

  • researcher
  • quality manager
  • product developer
  • product manager
  • project coordinator

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Master of Science


3 December 2018 – 31 January 2019

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Autumn 2019


120 credits, 2 years of full-time study


Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Biochemistry


University of Turku




12 000 €



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