|Study location||Italy, Padua|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Laurea magistrale in Biotecnologie industriali)|
|Tuition fee||€2,622 per year
In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2021/22 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2020/21.
|Application fee||€30 one-time
This fee is non-refundable.
In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.
B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Italian language requirement
B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate.
The following students do NOT need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency:
Places for non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 4 (2 for Chinese students joining the Marco Polo Project)
The Master’s Degree aims to train specialists in the most advanced sectors of industrial biotechnology, such as the production and use of recombinant enzymes and proteins from prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including the design of antibodies and vaccines in animal and plant organisms. To this goal contribute the teachings of molecular synthetic biotechnology, immunological biotechnology, large-scale cell cultures and biomolecules production.
Professional figures are formed that can design and manipulate nanosystems for biological purposes (transfections, imaging, drug carriers) and to analyze protein structure and function and the interaction of proteins with potential drugs. This is achieved through teachings such as protein structure, which includes both biocrystallography and protein NMR, computational synthetic biotechnology, nanosystems, and nanobiotechnology.
The teachings of computational synthetic biotechnology and structural and functional genomics are dedicated to the training of researchers and technicians specializing in computer methods for the analysis of the genome and the proteome, a specially developed sector at Cribi (Interdepartmental Research Center for Innovative Biotechnologies), with which some teachers of biotechnology courses collaborate.
The teachings of chemical biotechnology, environmental biotechnology and bioenergy production and environmental toxicology contribute to form professional figures able to utilize the potential of biotechnology to propose solutions for the recovery of polluted environments and the exploitation of renewable sources for energy and chemicals.
Starting in the A.A. 2014/15, an elective course named “Start-up in life sciences” has been launched; it provides basic tools to start an entrepreneurial project or to undertake a technical or managerial career within an enterprise.
The Master’s Degree in Industrial Biotechnology prepares graduates with specialization in industrially applicable biotechnology disciplines: they can engage in research activities in industries involved in the production of technological platforms for functional genomics and proteomics, in the production of recombinant proteins, enzymes, and antibodies and in the design of nanosystems for biotechnological applications. They will also find employment in public and private facilities for environmental control and recovery. The main potential employers are bio-tech, chemical, chemical-pharmaceutical, and food companies.