New Masters in Molecular Biotechnologies Programme Swaps Traditional Lectures for Project-Based Learning

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A project-based learning, motivation and freedom of choice in education are the key components in a modern education system. You can find these and more unique features in the new Master’s in Molecular Biotechnology programme at Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre (VU LSC).

The aim of this two-year programme is to train professionals who would like to experience what studying a doctorate might be, while at the same time allowing to gain a highly valuable master’s qualification in the industry and academia in the field of biotechnology.

A distinctive feature of the programme is an opportunity to study based on individual interdisciplinary specialization according to student’s interest through projects in laboratories and individual contact hours (mentoring). Students are free to choose from a very wide range of courses and design their educational portfolio. This master’s programme offers mentoring by the team of internationally recognized researchers, an opportunity to pursue a master’s project in modern well equipped research laboratories at the VU LSC or industry partner research laboratories, to develop transferable skills, such as statistics, big data analysis, project management, LEAN and other methodology used by industry and progress to PhD studies.

The graduates of a Master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology will develop not only good technical skills in Biotechnology, but also advance their critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. Students will be able to understand and construct the methodology, draw clear and thoughtful conclusions and communicate the results to the scientific community and society, to effectively co-operate with scientists, engineers and managers, contribute to interdisciplinary teams in solving complex tasks. They will understand how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science-related issues, all of which important for the ability to lead projects in academic field and industry.

To enter Master’s in Molecular Biotechnology programme taught in English you need a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Technological Sciences and Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering).

3 Jan 2020