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Master programme Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology aims to enhance the students’ methodological and problem-solving skills in the fields of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology. Courses also highlight the interdisciplinary links between the natural science, biological, medical and technological aspects of biotechnology as well as stressing the importance of quality assurance considerations. In addition, students develop key management skills and learn to understand the business processes – from research all the way to promotion. Personality training courses provide graduates with the skill set required to take on leadership responsibilities in product development and production teams in the biotech sector. The master’s programme is offered in a full-time format. The language of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
IMC Fachhochschule Krems GmbH
Group of fields of study:
Medicine/Health, Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science in Engineering, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 für EU-StaatsbürgerInnen; für Non-EU-StaatsbürgerInnen: EUR 200 Registration fee und EUR 4500 p (Detailed information)
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
University of Applied Sciences
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Definition of the field of studies

This degree programme first and foremost imparts advanced methodological skills and problem resolution skills in the field of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology.


The master’s programme consists of subjects such as “Business start-up and administration”, “Business law”, “Drug law”, “Drug regulatory affairs”, “Medical devices and their regulation”, “Patent law and licensing”, “Pharmaceutical marketing”, “Biomedical technology: industry and markets”, “Biostatistics and trend analysis”, “IT Databases Programming”, “Quality management systems”, “Risk assessment”, “Project and portfolio management”, “Upstream processing and fermentation”, “Bioseparation and scale up techniques”, “Current issues in biotechnology”, “Recombinant protein production and modification”, “Fermentation technology”, “Equipment and production design”, “Standardization”, “Process control and process online monitoring”, “Sampling and quality control”, “Contamination control in production plants”, “Equipment test and process validation”, “Systems Biology”, “Development biology and new therapeutic strategies”, “Molecular therapeutic strategies”, “Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics”, “Bioinformatics”, “Drug discovery systems”, “Analytic methods in biomedicine”, “Immunology”, “Human Pathophysiology”, “Cancer / Aging”, “Tissue engineering”, “Artificial organs”, “Nanobiotechnology”, “Current issues in regenerative medicine”, “Bioethics“, and “Personality training – working in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams“. Moreover, students must complete an applied research and training semester. To complete the programme students have to write a master’s thesis. A semester abroad during the programme is possible.

Entrance examinations

To qualify for admission to the master’s programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology you must have obtained a bachelor’s or university diploma in a related natural sciences or engineering discipline at a recognised institution of higher education in Austria or abroad. Minimum number of ECTS credits required: 180. Your complete application file will be verified individually for compliance with the entry requirements. The admission procedure for the master’s programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology involves an assessment of your application file and an admission interview, which will be held in the language of instruction (English). This one-on-one interview either takes place in Krems or will be held on Skype.

Supplementary examinations