Medical Biotechnology

SchoolSchool of Advanced Technologies in Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medical Biotechnology
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science)

Program Description: 

The term biotechnology was initially used by Karl Ereky as the application of biosciences and their effect on man-made technologies in 1919.  Briefly, biotechnology science includes any kind of man-made intelligent activity in the world which uses organisms, especially through manipulations at their molecular level, to develop various products and improve the environment, the food and people's health. As such, to deepen their knowledge of the field, researchers should implement more educational and research programs from the biotechnology field.

Those with a master's degree in Medical biotechnology, a field in basic biomedical sciences, are able to improve the environment, the food products, and the health indices by adopting and implementing new findings from different sciences including molecular and cellular biology, genetic engineering, tissue engineering and living organisms. The main duty of medical biotechnology is to resolve health problems of general community and to produce useful bioproducts such as vaccines, diagnostic kits, recombinant antibodies, food products and drugs. Biotechnologists also serve in educational, research and commercial organizations in an attempt to further benefit the public. Their main objective is to:

  • Supply the required expert personnel in biotechnology for the related research centers
  • Train the necessary expert personnel for the production sector
  • Expand the necessary technology in the country, to serve as a basis for further expansion of advanced sciences



       General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Effective communication, interaction and effort in the work environment
  • Efficient work with the specialized tools and equipment
  • Calibration of the related equipment
  • Proper handling of animal models
  • Expert knowledge and skill in researching and writing scientific reports
  • Proper understanding of the environmental impacts associated with the activity; knowing how to perform risk assessments; being well familiar with safety instructions in his/her subject area. 


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in any field of medical sciences (biology, all fields), biotechnology, laboratory sciences, veterinary laboratory sciences and experimental sciences , MD,  Pharm-D or veterinary medicine received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  2 credits  

Special Courses:                           19 credits

Thesis:                                          10 credits

Total:                                            31 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Medical Biotechnology

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Medical Biotechnology Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: :   Dr. Nasrollah Tabatabaei

Tel.:  (+98 21) 43052121

Email  :


Postal Code: 1417755469

Address: Department of Medical Biotechnology, Third floor, No 88, Italia st., Keshavarz blvd., School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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