Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Finland

University of Helsinki

Study in:Finland
207 days
Remaining
Deadline: 11 Jan 2020

About

Upon completing the Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology program taught at University of Helsinki, you will:

  • Understand the global significance of microbes as remodelers and processors of life and the environment
  • Understand the potential for the use of microbes in the development of new applications, such as foodstuffs, drugs, and industrial processes
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms that underpin microbial function
  • Be able to evaluate the effects of changes in the environment on microbial communities and thus on the function of the biosphere
  • Be able to estimate the risks of microbes, and assess the use of microbes in a variety of environments and situations
  • Be able to evaluate ethical questions and the prerequisites of commercialisation related to the use of microbes and biotechnology
  • You will understand the most important functional mechanisms of the major groups of microbes
  • Be aware of the most important pathogens and virulence mechanisms
  • Have mastered the most important microbiological and biotechnological research methods, and become proficient in the interpretation and evaluation of research results
  • Be able to develop and evaluate new microbiological and biotechnological applications
  • Have the capability to plan and lead activities that involve microbiology and biotechnology, and will be able to propose appropriate actions in various situations
  • Know how to search for, produce and critically evaluate scientifically relevant information
  • Have developed the capacity for disseminating relevant information about your topic to various target groups in an appropriate manner within an international environment

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Laboratory work, seminars, lectures
  • Oral presentations
  • Written reports (individual, paired, group)
  • Independent reading
  • Work practice, instruction in research groups, project courses
  • Oral group exams, written exams, home essays

Academic Requirements

  • You have completed or will complete studies required for the master’s program by 11 January. Below are more details concerning applicable studies.
  • You are able to demonstrate your proficiency in English. For further instructions on demonstrating your proficiency in English, see the section “Required enclosures”.

Funding

  • Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full Tuition fee Grant
  • Study Grant (10 000 EUR)

Detailed Program Facts

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