Education

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Make the leap into the future and join Skoltech Life Sciences MS or PhD program to become a sought-after professional capable of dealing with challenging tasks and developing groundbreaking solutions in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals, and other fields.

Master of Science ProgramPhD Program

Duration of the Life Sciences MS 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.

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 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. 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:

  • 201 ECTS credits of research and thesis preparation (192 ECTS credits), thesis proposal defense (6 ECTS credits), professional experience as a pedagogical activity (3 ECTS credits);
  • 3 ECTS credits of qualifying exam;
  • 6 ECTS credits of 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.