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MSc Applied Biology 2018/19
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Applied Biology is a scientific discipline at the forefront of research and technological developments in the life sciences. The application of biological knowledge to practical problems underpins advances in a wide variety of services and products provided by governmental and advisory bodies, as well as private industries, including entities specialised in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, and environmental management, amongst others.

During the course, students will gain knowledge and practical experience on state-of-the-art developments in a variety of biology disciplines, including: techniques in molecular biology, biotechnology, maintenance of natural living resources, terrestrial and aquatic food production, applied biochemistry, ecosystems and biodiversity, ecotoxicology and pollution studies, applied bioinformatics, and ecosystem goods and services. A dedicated module on research methods in applied biology and completion of a scientific research project will provide students with hands-on experience in both traditional and modern biological research techniques. 

The programme of studies is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical skills in applied biology, and therefore prepares graduates for professional careers in the wide variety of sectors where biological knowledge and practices are used. 




Students can opt to complete the course, either as a full-time one year course, or as a part-time two year course. Some evening lectures, which will be attended jointly by full-time and part-time students, will be held on a weekly basis. The full-time course will be available each year, while the part-time course will only open in alternative years, commencing in October 2018. Online application is available here


Click on the links below for more information about the programme of studies for the M.Sc. in Applied Biology.

M.Sc. in Applied Biology full-time.   

M.Sc. in Applied Biology part-time.


Tuition fees for EU students  

Part-time programme - 1250 Euro per semester. 

Full-time programme  - annual enrolment of 400 Euro.  


Tuition fees for non-EU students are available here


For further information about this programme please contact Dr.Leyla Knittweis-Mifsud.



Last Updated: 1 November 2018

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