Learn more about how
waste can be converted
into sustainable products

Master Programme in Resource Recovery - Biotechnology and Bioeconomy 120 hp

Autumn 2023
Full-time 100%, Day
Borås

Autumn 2024
Full-time 100%, Day
Borås

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Learn how to turn the challenges of wastes into new opportunities

This unique Master’s programme is for those who want to learn about how to use the biotechnology to turn the challenges associated with the huge amounts of waste generated by human activities into new opportunities for the development of a circular society. It is for those who want to learn more about green solutions for waste management and how it is possible to convert waste and by-products into sustainable products, as well as for those who want to learn how biology and biotechnology are translated into practice in industry and trade.

Our programme in short

In this Master’s programme, you will build your skills in analysing and solving problems related to the transport, processing, and transformation of waste streams and residues into useful products using biotechnological methods and you will learn how to develop related processes and business enterprises.

Programme structure

In the first term, you will acquire broad competencies regarding the present state and future directions of the field of resource recovery on both a global and national scale. This entails an exploration of business insights and methodological knowledge, including life cycle analysis.

During the second term, the programme focuses on courses related to biotechnology applications, bioprocesses, and bioeconomy.

Lastly, the programme includes a year-long degree project yielding 60 credits, wherein you will investigate the area of your particular interest in depth. This degree project can be conducted either within the industry or in collaboration with our esteemed researchers and doctoral candidates at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery and the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås. It is also possible to do a degree project yielding 30 credits by taking additional elective coursework relevant to the programme.

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