The extensive growth of biobanks requires training of highly qualified personnel in the field of biobanking and the different disciplines linked to it. This university course imparts knowledge on biobank facilities and infrastructures, management and practical implementation of a biobank.
This university course imparts knowledge, competences and practical skills that will qualify graduates of the course to work in the multidisciplinary field of biobanking.
The course will provide the following skills and competences enabling the students to:
The increasing number of requests to use biological samples for medical research and the growing spectrum of potential methods for different analyses and applications confront biobanks with demanding requirements on quality of samples and data and further development of biobanking processes.
The following professional fields may be considered for graduates of the MSc Biobanking:
Graduates with a completed (at least bachelor) degree in the field of:
The course is held in English. Therefore a good command of English is required.
The university course:
Students of the MSc distance learning course „Biobanking“ will be awarded the academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) after successfully completing all required modules and a positive evaluation of the Master’s thesis.
Registration for the university course starting in winter semester 2020/21 will be possible until 30.06.2020. The course starts every two years after the completion of a complete course.
MSc Biobanking 2020-2022
The face to face courses will be held on the following dates (subject to change without notice)
Winter semester 2020/2021:
Summer semester 2021:
Winter semester 2021/2022:
Summer semester 2022:
Location: Medical University of Graz, Austria
International Biobanking and Education
Office Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs
ZMF - Stiftingtalstraße 24
Duration: 4 Semester, alongside full-time work
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Biobanking
Attendance fee: € 12.900,-
Start: Winter semester 2020/21