Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences,

Applied and Commercial Biotechnology

Applied and Commercial Biotechnology

Biotechnology revolves around the use of living organisms – plant cells, animal cells and microorganisms – and biomolecules from these, for the creation of new products and services. Biotechnology provides solutions for a future bioeconomy based on sustainability with respect to food production, health, and the environment.

In our master's degree programme, you can choose between two specialisations:

  • Experimental biotechnology
  • Commercialisation of biotechnology

Students in both specialisations take coursework covering our main experimental fields of interest, as well as commercialisation of biotechnology. Thus, students graduating from our programme possess a cross-disciplinary approach to addressing biotechnological problems.


Experimental biotechnology

Students with specialisation in experimental biotechnology will have focuses on the following:

  • Cell- and reproduction biotechnology
  • Molecular and functional genetics/genomics
  • Bioinformatics and Biodiscovery


Commercialisation of biotechnology

The specialisation in commercialisation of biotechnologyfocuses on taking biotechnological ideas and inventions from the laboratory to the market, with emphasis on various factors that facilitate and regulate this process. This includes topics as economy and business models, commercialisation, innovation, intellectual property and legislation.

Entry requirements

For both specialisation modules of the programme, your degree from higher education must fulfil the following requirements:

  • The equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits in natural sciences and mathematics, with a solid foundation in chemistry and biology. Coursework in biochemistry must be included, with a minimum grade of C.
  • A minimum average grade of D for the 80 ECTS credits.

For Experimental Biotechnology:

  • Coursework in Molecular biology with a minimum grade of C

Students lacking molecular biology coursework may qualify for molecular biology thesis work by taking a Bachelor-level molecular biology course at INN University.

English Language requirements

Applicants must document their proficiency in English at a certain level.

The English language requirements applies to all except applicants native to UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or the Nordic countries, who do not require to document any language proficiency.

You will find the list of accepted courses and minimum scores accepted here.

2 years | 120 ECT
To be decided for students outside EU/EEA and Switzerland


Application deadline
  • Outside EU/EEA: February 1 
  • EU/EEA and the Nordic countries: April 15

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits hysics topics. Basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines i required.