Molecular Biotechnology (MA)

Vilnius University
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Vilnius University

About this program

Molecular Biotechnology (MA)

The aim of this program is to train professionals who would like to experience what studying a doctorate might be, whilst at the same time allowing to earn a high valuable masters-level qualification for the carrier in the industry.
The program's uniqueness is a study based on individual interdisciplinary specialization according to student’s interest through projects in laboratories and individual contact hours (mentoring).

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Technological Sciences and Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering).
  • The education of applicant, based on previous academic studies and degrees, must state the degree project or work experience in research or research-related areas.
  • The applicant's education should include at least 30 ECTS credits in the fields of biology, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, etc.
  • Applicants must perform a motivational interview which will be conducted on a 10-point scale. Criteria of the interview: program selection factors; perspective vision of your professional life; English language skills.
  • Applicants must submit:
    i) motivational letter for the study program;
    ii) one scientific recommendation.
  • English language proficiency – the level required - not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score 75/IELTS score 6.

The interview will be held remotely and will take place on 29 April or 22 June 2022.

For more information please visit the university website.

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Program content

1 semester

  • Preparation and management of biotechnological projects
  • Bioethics and Biosafety
  • Elective unit I
  • Elective unit II
  • Elective unit III
  • Project I

2 semester

  • Development of Biotechnology Business
  • Elective unit I
  • Elective unit II
  • Elective unit III
  • Project II

3 semester

  • Project III

4 semester

  • Final thesis (Project IV)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The tuition price for local/EU students is 4787 EUR/year

The tuition price for International/Non-EU students is 5000 EUR/year


Credit points: 120 ECTS

Qualification awarded: Master of Technological Sciences

A holder of a Master's degree in Molecular Biotechnology has good working knowledge in biotechnological processes and is competent to carry out independent and original investigations in the field of theoretical and applied Biotechnology. He/she also has acquired IT, team-working, critical and analytical thinking skills, has abilities of extending his/her knowledge without guidance and is ready to hold personal responsibility for his/her professional development.

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About this institute

Vilnius University

Established in 1579, Vilnius University is Lithuania’s leading academic institution, ranking in the top 20 universities in the region (Emerging Europe & Central Asia QS University Rankings 2021). More than 21,000 students are currently studying on over 70 bachelors and...

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Why study at Vilnius University

  • Vilnius is one of the top 100 cities according to QS Best Student Cities 
  • Vilnius University is number 1 in Lithuania.
  • Vilnius University is a leading higher education institution in student involvement in scientific work.

Contact info

Vilnius University

3 Universiteto St.
LT-01513 Vilnius

Phone no: +3705 268 7000

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