Molecular Biology, MSc

Faculty: Medicine
Academic discipline: Natural Sciences
Qualification: Molecular Biologist

Starting date: September

Language requirements: English language proficiency (CEFR level B2 , assessed at the entrance interview)

Academic requirements: Students with relevant degrees (BSc or higher degrees from the following fields: biology, chemistry, environmental studies, bioengineering, agricultural or medical and health sciences) may apply to our Molecular Biology MSc programme if as part of their bachelor studies they completed minimum 70 credits from required criteria subjects (6 credits from mathematics, 6 credits from informatics, 4 credits from physics, 20 credits from chemistry, 60 credits from biology). Detailed transcript (containing name of subject, number of contact hours, grade/mark received, credit) is compulsory to submit with the application documents.

Duration: 4 semesters
ECTS: 120
Tuition fee: 8,500 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD
Short description:
The MSc in molecular biology program aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of and practical skills in the field of molecular biology. This includes application of molecular biology techniques; a general knowledge of the molecular biology methods; ability to alter and modulate genes; a practical approach to scientific problems in multidisciplinary teams with an emphasis on medicine-related projects; understanding of the genomic data; planning and performing genetical modifications; setting up and testing recombinant expression systems for medicinal or industrial purposes; translation of laboratory results to clinical practice; obtaining, preserving, and evaluating genetic material; and the ability to test and establish personalized medicine-based approaches. The students can specialize in the fields of biochemistry and genomics.
Specialization: Biochemistry - Genomics
Lecture, seminar: 59%
Practice: 41%
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
Year Main subjects
1 Biochemistry of Metabolism, Biophysics, Human Physiology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Immunology, Medical Genome Biology, Radioisotope Techniques in Biomedicine, Methods of Molecular Biology, Cell and Organ Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Plant Molecular Biology, Problem-solving Exercises in Molecular Biology, Physiology of Prokaryotes and Molecular Virology
2 Genomic Bioinformatics, Molecular Mechanism of diseases affecting large population, Signalling Pathways in the Cells, Enzymology, Post-translational Modification of Proteins


Internship, practice: Students should carry out field practice at a research institute.

For further detailed information about the curriculum and subject requirements please check the course Bulletin.
Career prospects: Graduates may go on to a variety of subject-specific careers in research laboratories, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, environmental agencies, and at pharmaceutical, food, agricultural, and chemical companies.



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