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Master's Program in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences
How do genes regulate the development and functioning of cells, tissues and organisms? How do molecules, cells and tissues function and communicate with each other, and how are their functions studied? These are the key issues for understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms, whose disruption can contribute to the onset and progression of various diseases. Researchers in the fields of genetics, genomics, cellular and developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and biosciences of health are searching for the answers to these questions.
In the Master's Program in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences (GMB), you will acquire knowledge and skills in modern genetics and molecular biosciences. You get a broad-based understanding of biological phenomena and of the molecules that have an effect on health, including their interactions and functions at the levels of cells, tissues and organisms. You can specialize according to your interests in Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Genomics or Molecular Analytical Health Biosciences.
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.
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The Master's Programme Genetics and Molecular Biosciences is based on basic scientific research. In the programme, you will acquire knowledge and skills in modern genetics and molecular biosciences, which you will deepen in your chosen field of specialisation.
Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits (cr; ECTS) according to their study track and personal study plan. The Master’s Degree consists of:
- Common Studies of the Programme 15-20 cr
- Study track specific studies: Compulsory and Elective courses 80 cr
- Master´s Thesis of 30 cr
- Free choice studies 15-25 cr
The curriculum of the programme will in principle enable completing 90 cr in 12 months (full-time studying and utilizing study opportunities during the summer months, and not including the Master’s Thesis research project). However, completing the Programme in 2 years is recommended, as it will give more flexibility with the optional studies. Career planning or extracurricular activities may be included in the personal study plan. Students studying for qualification as biology teachers will have 60 cr of pedagogical studies in their degree (applies only to Finnish or Swedish speaking students).
Based on your own interests, you specialise by choosing between four study tracks:
- Biochemistry and Structural Biology
- Genetics and Genomics
- Cellular and Developmental Biology
- Molecular and Analytical Health Biosciences
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 15000€
After graduating from the Master’s Program in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences, you will be well-prepared to continue with postgraduate studies or move on to a career, for example as an expert in public administration or in biotechnology companies. Your choice of specialization and optional courses allows you to profile your skills in the direction you aim to follow for your future career.
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