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 GENETICS

 

Programme type

Master studies

Field of study

Genetics

Study area

Life Sciences

Degree

Master of Life Sciences

Duration

2 years

Workload

120 ECTS credits, 770 contact hours, 2200 self-study hours

Language of instruction

English

Location

Life Sciences Centre

Starting date

September 1st

Tuition fee EU/Non-EU students

 €3242/ €5000 per year

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PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

  • The objective

To develop experience of the experimental work in genetics which can be realised by original experimental work in various fields of genetics: molecular, plant, human genetics or genetics of microorganisms, gene engineering, cytogenetics, genotoxicology. Programme provides with the modern knowledge and practical skills in genetics necessary for independent scientific and professional career in rapidly developing areas of genetic technologies, biomedicine and biotechnologies

  • Career opportunities

A graduate is able to work in the field of biotechnological and biomedical industry, at research institutions of biomedical profile as well as at educational institutions.

  • Access to further studies

Analytical knowledge could be improved in doctoral studies in fields of biology (genetics), molecular biology or biochemistry

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

A holder of a Master's degree in Genetics has good working knowledge in molecular, human and plant genetics, cytogenetics, genotoxicology, gene informatics and is competent to carry out original investigations in field of theoretical and applied genetics, molecular biology, genotoxicology. He/she also has acquired IT, teamwork, critical and analytical thinking skills, has abilities of extending his knowledge without guidance and is ready to hold personal responsibility for his/her professional development.

COURSE INFORMATION

The programme has the following structure:

Course Type

1st Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

2nd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

3rd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

4th Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

Compulsory Courses

Methods in Molecular Genetics (10)

Bioinformatic Analysis of Big Data (5)

Cytogenetics (5)

Genotoxicology (5)

Recombinogenesis and DNA Repair (5)

Applied Plant Genetics and Genomics (5)

Term Research Project (5)

Term Research Project (15)

Master Thesis (30)

Elective Courses

Epigenetics (5)

Pharmacogenetics (5)

Genome Evolution (5)

Data Analysis with R (5)

Laboratory Animal Science (5)

Oncogenetics (5)

Human Genome Analysis (5)

Synthetic Biology (5)

Management of a Biotechnology Company (5)

Behaviour Genetics (5)

Molecular Virology (5)

Cell Technologies (5)

Basics of Experimental Work in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (5)

All the same as in the 1st Semester

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Studies are finished by defending of Final Master Degree Project.

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS

The main form of assessment is an examination. Every course unit is concluded with either a written or written-oral examination or pass/fail assessment. Student's knowledge and general performance during the examination are assessed by using the grading scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (excellent).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry qualification overview

English language

APPLICATION AND SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

The grade for admission (K) is calculated by the following formula:

K= 0,4V+0,3E + 0,3D

where V – is the average of all bachelor grades (except for final bachelor thesis and/or final bachelor exam);
E – evaluation of motivation letter;
D – evaluation of final bachelor thesis.

Academic contact

Admission contact

   

Prof. Juozas Lazutka

email:  

Admission Office at Vilnius University 

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