Biotechnology is a broad-based field of natural sciences which generates knowledge and develops research methods and tools for the research, shaping, management and utilization of biosystems. Biotechnology emanates from the basic natural sciences such as biology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, chemistry and physics, but in order to develop further it also needs quantifying sciences - mathematics, information technology and statistics.

Biotechnology combines expertise in the natural sciences and technical sciences with medical science in order to enhance health and well-being. Biotechnology is widely used in the bio- and environmental sciences and in basic questions of medical science and their applications, for example in health care and the diagnosis of various diseases and in treatments.

Application Options

To study Biotechnology as an exchange student, you may apply for:

Degree Programme in Biotechnology

In this Degree Programme, the language of instruction is Finnish. However, a selection of courses are offered in English. The Degree Programme in Biotechnology is a shared programme between the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology.

Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology

In this Master's Degree Programme, the language of instruction is English. The programme provides interdisciplinary education that combines natural sciences and technology with a specific focus on subject areas that have potential to advance human health. See the programme description for more information.


See the latest Teaching Schedule for more information on Biotechnology courses in English.

Contact Information

Ms Riitta Aallos
International Coordinator