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M.Sc.Molecular Biology and Biotechnologies

Tuition fee €3,700.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time


The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology programme aims to prepare high-quality, broad spectrum specialist in biology that are distinguished by creative and critical thinking, having fundamental low-based knowledge and faculties necessary for various biology-related tasks. The programme focuses to provide all necessary knowledge needed to promote broad range expertise, erudition, and intellectual sense of satisfaction during studies, practice and work. The programme also seeks to confer deep interest in molecular biology and biotechnology, apply it at various circumstances, and to maintain professional competencies during lifelong learning.

Graduates will be able:
- To analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics;
- To understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects;
- To work with living cells, organisms, populations;
- To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations;
- To comprehend evolution of biological objects, lows in heredity and variability, features and molecular principles of congenital diseases, and to know how to apply them for investigation of biological diversity, structure of living organisms, functioning and evolution;
- According to collected data and molecular analysis to evaluate population’s structures, environmental impact on populations, interrelations between populations and individual species;
- To apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions;
- To apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyze biological problems, to plan strategies to solve these problems, to plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data, to classify and present these data;
- To solve qualitative and quantitative problems by using acquired mathematical and computational skills and special computer software, DNA gene base;
- To use creatively bioinformation technologies for analysis, digital description and simulation of biological objects, to use biological databases, to systematize the collected information.

Programme structure

1 Year
1 semester

Molecular Biotechnology - 6;
Bionanotechnology and Biomodeling - 6;
Molecular Immunogenetics - 6;
Research Project - 6;

2 semester
Molecular Biology - 6;
Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics - 6;
Molecular Ecology - 6;
Integrative Analysis of Biological Systems - 6;
Systems Biology - 6;

2 Year
1 semester
Genetically Modified Organisms - 6;
Scientific Professional Practice - 7;
Research work - 5;

2 semester
Plant Biotechnology – 6;
Master Thesis - 30.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared to work in:

Companies related to molecular biology, biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and food industry; Research and study organizations dealing with various activities related to molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutics, and environment preservation.
Graduates are also offered the possibility to continue their studies at PhD Degree level in Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and other PhD programmes related to biotechnological and biomedical sciences.

Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application start
Jul 20, 2019
Application deadline
Oct 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Jan 1, 2020
Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Jun 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States