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Medical Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology

How can we develop methods for identification of microorganisms in the human body? What are the roles of proteins in infected tissue? And how can we manufacture therapeutic substances by means of proteins and microorganisms? By studying Medical Biotechnology, you can help find the answers to these questions.

Work with people, medicine and biotechnology

The Master's programme in Medical Biotechnology offers you the opportunity to perform experimental work in the laboratories, and problem based group work. You get to work with people, medicine, and biotechnology, and you get the chance to immerse in subjects like medical microbiology, molecular methods in modern medicine, and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.

The programme provides you with knowledge within areas such as cellular and molecular biology, protein biotechnology, bioinformatics and genetic engineering and. You gain the skills to evaluate and select among the scientific theories, methods, tools, and general skills of biotechnology, and establish new analysis and solution models on a scientific basis. 

As a graduate in Medical Biotechnology you are able to carry out research and development in the processes, development and quality analyses of recombinant products, modified proteins and pharmaceutical products, following GLP and GMP principles and proper safety regulations

Why study at Aalborg University?

  • You will have access to high quality laboratories
  • You will conduct problem based project work allowing you to develop your collaboration skills and solve real-life problems with your group members using your academic knowledge
  • You will experience research-based teaching, problem based learning, and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners

Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.


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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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