Sustainable Biotechnology, Master

Job and career

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The Master's programme in Sustainable Biotechnology qualifies you for employment within a number of fields, where the transition to sustainable technologies and resources has been initiated or will be initiated. You will also be prepared to work within general biotechnological disciplines.

Graduates find employment in biotechnological and bioenergy companies, research institutions, engineering consultancies and public institutions.

Furthermore, it is anticipated that the biomass-based and biological sectors will expand significantly in the coming years, leading to new job opportunities.

During the study programme, you have worked with the PBL method, which has given you useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often important to succeed in a job.

Your job tasks may include:

  • Environmental analysis
  • Planning new green initiatives
  • Plans of action in relation to improving the environment
  • Development of new green fuels
  • Consulting
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Purification of molecules from dairy products
  • Purification of enzymes from fermented fluids
  • Upscaling microbial production processes
  • Quality control of e.g. medicine or food

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Career counselling at AAU

AAU Career provides guidance on your career. While studying at AAU, you can participate in career seminars and job related events. You can also book a career counselling session and talk about, for example:

  • Application and cv
  • Finding an internship or a student job
  • Competencies – both academic and personal
  • Tools to help you clarify your ideas about your future career
  • How to get started on your job search before graduation


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