MSc in Applied Biology

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MSc in Applied Biology

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. 

Contact Person: Dr. Leyla Knittweis-Mifsud (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0511 - Biology", "0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0688 - Bioinformatics", "0831 - Aquaculture", "0831 - Fisheries


Venue: University of Malta
Malta, Malta



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: see website


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science
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