Diplomski sveučilišni studij Biotehnološka istraživanja znanosti o životu

International master's program - Biotehnology for life sciences

Unique research-focused master’s programme

Biotechnology for the Life Sciences is a two-year long research-focused master’s degree program, offered by the Faculty of Biotechnology and Drug Development at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, that will be taught in English language.


This course is tailored specifically to highly motivated students that may wish to pursue a career in life science and biotechnology research. Program focuses on teaching the intellectual and laboratory skills required for a modern researcher. Students will gain significant experience in performing independent research and by the end of the two year program, should be ideally positioned to begin doctoral studies or enter a research position in industry.


Half of the first year is spent learning basic research skills, as well as exploring emerging areas of research in biotechnology and the life sciences more generally. Additionally, in the first year stu-dents gain research experience during two 8-week long laboratory apprenticeships. The second year is almost entirely dedicated to executing a research project in a laboratory of choice.

Who is this programme for?

Applications are open to students of any nationality with an interest in pursuing a career in biotechnology or life science research. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree (BSc or equivalent) in biology, chemistry or a relevant sub discipline, and possess strong communication skills in the English language. Admission to the program is limited and will be based on a review of the students’ application materials and an official interview.

Graduate programme Biotechnology for the Life Sciences

Laboratory apprenticeships

Ažurirano 20.06.2024.

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