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Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most vibrant and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Enroll on Skoltech Life Sciences program and become a sought-after professional capable of cracking challenges in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields. You will be accelerating scientific progress, advancing basic research, envisioning forthcoming technologies.

Make a leap into your future with Skoltech!

One of the advantages of the Skoltech Life Sciences programs is a strong network of the Center of Life Sciences with Industrial and academic partners which allows our students to have Industry immersions and to perform research at different places throughout the world.

Master of Science ProgramPhD Program

Skoltech Life Sciences MSc program is highly competitive and efficient based on the evaluations of its students’ theses by faculty from top international universities and number of program graduates who continue their education in top universities worldwide.
Duration of the Life Sciences MSc program is two years. In course of the first year, students deepen their theoretical background, while in the second year they mainly work on their research projects. Skoltech gives all students the freedom to choose courses and extra-curriculum elements to shape an individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, gain entrepreneurial competencies and get prepared for job placement.

The program comprises 120 credits (1 ECTS credit is 27 hours):

60 ECTS credits of coursework:

  • 36 ECTS credits for Science, Technology and Engineering courses (general Master courses – core courses and recommended electives from MSc Educational Program Life Sciences);
  • 12 ECTS credits for Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses;
  • 12 ECTS credits for summer Industrial Immersion;

36 ECTS credits of early research, thesis preparation and defense:

  • 6 ECTS credits of early research;
  • 24 ECTS credits for thesis preparation;
  • 6 ECTS credits for thesis defense;

24 ECTS credits of Options:

  • Elective courses from the course catalogue;
  • Research project/Innovation project.

All MS students are guaranteed a stipend of 40 000 Rub in addition to health coverage for the duration of their studies, provided that academic standards are met.

Successful accomplishment of the program gives students Master of Science degree in Biotechnology.

The program director is Professor Mikhail Gelfand.

The program coordinator is Nina Popova.

 

The Life Sciences PhD program is one of the most successful PhD programs at Skoltech. Its students publish numerous papers in top journals and get awards for presentations at international conferences.
Duration of the Life Sciences PhD program is four years. Skoltech gives all students the freedom to choose courses and extra-curriculum elements to shape an individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, gain entrepreneurial competencies and get prepared for job placement.

The program comprises 240 credits (1 ECTS credit is 27 hours):

30 ECTS credits of coursework:

  • 12 ECTS credits of coursework for advanced major-field courses;
  • 18 ECTS credits for general doctoral courses;

210 ECTS credits of research, professional experience, thesis preparation and defense:

  • 192 ECTS credits for research and thesis preparation;
  • 6 ECTS credits for thesis proposal defense;
  • 3 ECTS credits for professional experience as a pedagogical activity;
  • 3 ECTS credits for qualifying exam;
  • 6 ECTS credits for thesis defense.

All PhD students are guaranteed a stipend of 75 000 Rub in addition to health coverage for the duration of their graduate studies, provided that academic standards are met and progress towards a PhD is maintained.

All PhD applicants are highly recommended to contact a proposed future advisor and discuss a research project before applying to the program.

The program director is Professor Konstantin Severinov.

The program coordinator is Nina Popova.