Thursday, June 20, 2013

Master in Biological Sciences (MBS) at the University of Vigo, SPAIN

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Master in Biological Sciences (MBS) of the University of Vigo (Spain) for the academic year 2013-2014. The MBS aims to provide future professionals in biology with the knowledge, skills and insights they will need to take on top science-based positions around the world (academic, research, environmental and biomedical applications, bioinformatics).

The official language of the MBS is English. Non-English speaking students must demonstrate that they have acquired the minimum language skills to study the Master. No additional proof is required, although holding a B1 or equivalent title would be desirable. In addition, personal interviews with members of the Academic Commission might be required before admission.

The staff teaching in this master cover a wide range of areas giving students contact with renowned researchers, specialists in developing professional skills and practitioners from industry. They all have long-term teaching experience.

For those students interested in doing a PhD, there are two Doctorate Programmes linked to the MBS, and rated as excellent from the Spanish Education Ministry

Master outline

The MSc programme comprises 120 ECTS in total distributed between 2 academic years (60 ECTS each one). During the 1st year, students will follow 4 general courses (Basic Module, 12 ECTS) on basic tools for designing and performing experimental tasks, analysing results and elaborating conclusions. This will be followed by the Elective Component (42 ECTS) where students will have the chance to follow specific tracks:

  1. Molecular Biology for Health and Life Sciences
  2. Environmental Sciences
  3. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  4. Green-Industries Management
The main part of the second year consists of a major project (Mandatory Major Project 48 ECTS), in which students will acquire advanced knowledge on different methodologies and techniques under the guidance of experienced experts to fulfil your professional requirements and possibly to gain a better position on the job market.
Finally, all students need to carry out a Master’s thesis (12 credits).

APPLICATION for academic year 2013-14
       First pre-registration period: 28 June to 4 July 2013
       Second pre-registration period: 27 August to 3 September 2013

DOCUMENTS that must accompany the application form:
       DNI, NIE or Passport
       Bachelor’s degree diploma
       Brief CV

María Jesús Iglesias Briones (coordinator)

Master in Biological Sciences
Facultad de Biología
Campus Lagoas-Marcosende
Universidad de Vigo
36310 Vigo, Spain.


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