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The formal higher education system of Finland is the 7-3-2-2 pattern. The university takes two years in vocational or technical education and finally two-year pre-tertiary education. Finland also has several public as well as private universities that have enabled accessibility of higher education to students.

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Master in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master's programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences has a multidisciplinary and international teaching staff and research environment, giving you an excellent opportunity to create interdisciplinary and international contacts which will be of great importance for your future career. The Master's programme enables you to participate in international research projects from the beginning of your studies. You will communicate in English, allowing for a smooth transition between international research and specialist environments. [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in Finland. How do genes regulate the development and functioning of cells, tissues and organisms? How do molecules, cells and tissues function and communicate with each other, and how are their functions studied? These are the key issues for understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms, whose disruption can contribute to the onset and progression of various diseases. Researchers in the fields of genetics, genomics, cellular and developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and biosciences of health are searching for the answers to these questions. Upon completing the Master’s Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences: You will have in-depth knowledge of genetics and molecular biosciences and of the experimental methods used in them. You will understand the characteristics and functions of genes and biomolecules at the cellular, tissue and organism levels. You will be able to analyse scientific knowledge critically and communicate it to different audiences. You will have the ability to produce new scientific information about the properties of genes, biomolecules and cells by means of experimental studies. You will be able to take advantage of existing research data and biological databases. You will have mastered good scientific practice and know how to act accordingly. You will have the capacity for independent project management and problem solving, as well as for maintaining and developing your own expertise. You will have the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural communities. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 15 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences is genuinely international, bringing together students from many countries. The language of instruction and of the study materials is English in the compulsory courses and in most optional courses. You can write all exams, reports and your Master’s thesis in English. If you are fluent in Finnish or Swedish you can also use these languages. Pro­gramme con­tents The Master's programme is based on basic scientific research. In the programme you will acquire knowledge and skills in modern genetics and molecular biosciences, which you will deepen in your chosen field of specialisation. The programme is tightly integrated with the experimental research carried out at the University of Helsinki in genetics, genomics, biochemistry, structural biology, and cellular and developmental biology. By combining course units, you will be able to acquire a broad-based understanding of biological phenomena and of the molecules that have an effect on health, including their interactions and functions at the levels of cells, tissues and organisms. Courses include a variety of working methods: seminars, lectures, laboratory work, oral and written presentations, project work in small groups, independent studies and study circles formed by the students. The instruction will utilise digital learning environments. These diverse teaching methods require active involvement from you. They will develop your ability to search, structure and present new information, as well as to draw conclusions. You will learn about the principles and methods of research during laboratory exercises, and about practical work in research groups and when writing your Master's thesis. In addition to academic excellence, you will acquire general working life skills such as fact-finding, problem solving, communication, project management and teamwork. You will acquire competence both for post-graduate studies in a Doctoral Programme and for expert positions immediately after gaining your Master's degree. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor In this Master's programme you can specialise according to your interests in biochemistry and structural biology, genetics and genomics, or cellular and developmental biology. You can also choose courses and modules in the biosciences of health. You select your specialisation during your first year. Pro­gramme struc­ture You will need 120 credits (ECTS) for the Master’s degree, according to your personal study plan. The degree consists of 60 credits of advanced studies, including your Master’s thesis (30 credits) 60 credits of other studies chosen from your own programme or from other programmes (such as Translational Medicine, Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology or Neuroscience) You will be able to complete the Master’s programme in two years. The degree always includes a personal study plan as well as studies in labour market orientation, career planning, and possibly also international activities. If you are aiming for qualification as a biology teacher, you will need 60 credits of teacher’s pedagogical studies in your degree (this applies only to Finnish or Swedish speaking students). Thesis The goal of the Master’s thesis is to develop your skills in scientific thinking, practical research, scientific writing, and project management. You will become familiar with the planning and implementation of a research project in your own field, as well as with oral and written presentation. The thesis is worth 30 credits, of which about half is experimental research. You will acquire the necessary theoretical and methodological skills during the preceding courses of the Master’s programme and during laboratory practice. During your thesis work you will be a member of a research group at the University of Helsinki or elsewhere, and your project will be related to the research being conducted by the group. One or more supervisors will be appointed for your thesis. They will participate in the planning and supervision of the project as well as give you feedback on it. Ca­reer pro­spects After graduating from the Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences, you will be well-prepared to move on to a career or to continue your studies at the postgraduate level for a PhD degree (see Postgraduate study opportunities). Doctoral studies are a prerequisite if you wish to become a researcher in the academic sector, for example. The Master of Science (MSc) is a generalist degree, giving you the ability to work in basic and applied research and to act as an expert in public administration, the private sector and biotechnology companies. Your choice of specialisation and optional courses allows you to profile your skills in the direction you aim to follow for your future career. You can also take courses from other Master’s programmes at the University of Helsinki or other universities in Finland or abroad. The professional titles of graduates in molecular biosciences include senior researcher, entrepreneur, forensic chemist, research and development chemist, product manager, senior officer, editor and teacher, so your future profession and employment can be as unique as you are. The teaching in the Master’s programme is based on cutting-edge research, so your education will be closely related and applicable to emerging fields such as bio-economy, nanotechnology, personal health and biological drugs. Some hot development areas in biotechnology include renewable energy and environmental technology. These sectors will require new kinds of specialists, who possess a wide and comprehensive understanding of molecular life sciences. After graduation, you could act, for example, in health life sciences as a quality manager or a laboratory specialist, scientific writer, clinical research monitor, or as an expert in administration. Com­pet­ence In the Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences you will acquire a Master of Science degree (MSc). Finnish or Swedish speaking students also have the possibility to qualify as biology teachers. If you have selected genetics and genomics as your specialisation and are fluent in Finnish or Swedish, you will be eligible to continue your studies towards qualifying as a hospital geneticist, provided that you have chosen the required courses and modules during your studies. More information on qualifying as a biology teacher: blogs.helsinki.fi/molekyylibiotieteet/opinnot/aineenopettajan-suuntautumisvaihtoehto More information on qualifying as a hospital geneticist: www.helsinki.fi/biotieteet/perinnollisyystiede/sairaalageneetikko In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion The Master's programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences has a multidisciplinary and international teaching staff and research environment, giving you an excellent opportunity to create interdisciplinary and international contacts which will be of great importance for your future career. The Master's programme enables you to participate in international research projects from the beginning of your studies. You will communicate in English, allowing for a smooth transition between international research and specialist environments. You can carry out the research and internship periods included in the Master's programme abroad. You will also have the possibility to take courses for the Master’s degree as an exchange student in foreign collaborating universities. Net­work­ing The Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences is carried out in cooperation among several departments at the University of Helsinki. The main institutions are: The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and The Department of Biosciences. Instruction is also provided by researchers and teachers in the following: Institute of Biotechnology Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Integrating Life Sciences Doctoral Programme Teaching cooperation is also carried out with other Master's and Doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki (e.g. Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Translational Medicine, Life Science Informatics). In addition, you will have the possibility to take certain courses at other Finnish universities through the Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO). More information on JOO studies: haku.joopas.fi/index_en Re­search fo­cus The Master’s programme focuses on the key research areas of the University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Institute of Biotechnology. In Life Sciences, these include: Genetics and genomics Cellular and developmental biology Biotechnology and molecular biology Structural biology and biophysics Molecular basis of health [-]

Master in Translational Medicine

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Translational Medicine is only available in this international programme, making the programme attractive to both Finnish and international students. Indeed, opportunities for personal interaction with students from different cultures are an integral feature of the studies. During your studies, you can also volunteer to act as a tutor for the incoming international students. [+]

Upon graduation from the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine (TRANSMED) you can be expected to: Be fluent in medical sciences and clinical practice from the point of view of a researcher Be familiar with up-to-date translational research methodologies Be adept at scientific reasoning and critical analysis of scientific literature Acknowledge the regulatory and ethical aspects of biomedical and clinical research Have mastered scientific and medical terminologies Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling you to find employment in an international and interdisciplinary professional setting The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 15 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion You can complete the full programme in English. All courses arranged by TRANSMED, and a wide variety of courses offered as optional studies from other Master’s or doctoral programmes, are in English. The degree can include a maximum of 30 ECTS of studies in other languages, such as Finnish. The Diploma for the Master of Science degree in Translational medicine is accompanied by a supplement, which states that the degree has been completed in English. Pro­gramme con­tents The TRANSMED studies are built upon three core educational themes: De­vel­op­ment of re­search skills These include an introduction to current methodologies, which are further developed during a training period in a research group; research ethics: principles of clinical investigation; and writing of research or grant proposals. Stud­ies in hu­man dis­ease These range from normal human physiology and anatomy, and basic biomedical courses, to more specialised studies covering various topics pertinent to the specialist option. You supplement these studies with clinical rounds, during which you have an opportunity to study selected patient cases in hospital wards, under the supervision of a clinician mentor. De­vel­op­ment of com­mu­nic­a­tion skills These are promoted throughout the curriculum, through utilisation of interactive approaches and discussions, problem-based learning and oral presentations. The multidisciplinary TRANSMED community encompasses a wide range of educational backgrounds and provides ample opportunities for direct interactions with medical students, science and clinical teachers to enable you to practice and adopt interdisciplinary communication skills. At the end of the course of study, your communication skills will be evaluated in the final exam, during which you will orally present your research plan to expert examiners. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor During your first study year you can choose any of the five available specialisation options. These options and their specific goals are: Neur­os­cience and psy­cho­bi­o­logy To acquire knowledge on research methodology and state-of-the-art information in systems and cognitive neuroscience, as well as in clinical neuropsychology To learn to produce new scientific information in the fields of psychobiology of human life, health, and stress, and to transfer the results between basic research and clinical settings Can­cer To acquire basic knowledge of the principles of neoplastic growth, cancer progression and dissemination To acquire basic understanding of the interplay between different cell types during neoplastic growth To acquire knowledge of major research methodologies and disease models in cancer biology Regenerative medicine To understand the principles of developmental and stem cell biology and regenerative pharmacology as the basis of regenerative therapies To be familiar with the major technologies applied in regenerative medicine, including tissue engineering, cell and organ transplantation and transplantation immunology To understand the ethical principles of clinical translation of basic research and application of regenerative medicine therapies Meta­bolic dis­orders To be able to understand the basic metabolic pathways To understand the pathophysiology of metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and obesity To be able to use genetic knowledge as a basis for prediction, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorders Cross-dis­cip­lin­ary trans­la­tional medi­cine To achieve a broad understanding of topics and methods in the field of Translational medicine. Pro­gramme struc­ture The scope of the programme is 120 credits (ECTS) and can be completed within two academic years (60 ECTS / year). The Master of Science in Translational medicine degree includes 60 ECTS of advanced and 60 ECTS of other studies. Both of these include both obligatory and optional studies. The majority of the advanced studies are related to the chosen specialist option and include Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) Placement in a research group for learning advanced methods in your selected field of study Methodological and human health and disease-related courses Clinical rounds in Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) clinics Final examination in your field of specialisation The other studies include e.g. Article analysis, scientific writing and presentation Biomedicine and introductory courses in research methods Career planning and orientation Individual study coaching and personal study plans Research ethics You can select the optional courses based on your personal interests, or to support your chosen specialisation option. You can also include courses from other suitable Master’s programmes at the University of Helsinki, such as Life Science Informatics Genetics and molecular biosciences Neuroscience Human Nutrition and Food Behaviour You can also include studies in other universities under the flexible study right-agreement (JOO). Thesis A Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) consists of both experimental and written work. The experimental work is typically part of a wider research project that aims to produce new scientific knowledge, and is conducted in a research group, under supervision. The topic of your thesis should be in the field of your selected specialisation option. With your Master's thesis you demonstrate Your ability to conduct independent research work and retrieve relevant information Your ability to use up-to-date research methods and perform experiments Your skills in scientific reasoning and critical assessment of your research results Your ability in scientific writing and presentation of your data Your knowledge of the existing research literature in your field of specialisation, and an ability to assess the current literature critical Your thesis will be written in English. Ca­reer pro­spects The Master of Science in Translational medicine degree provides excellent opportunities to apply for and attend postgraduate studies. Currently, 50% of TRANSMED graduates are continuing their studies in doctoral programmes, either at the University of Helsinki or abroad. TRANSMED graduates are also highly valued in the private sector. Around 35% of graduates have been employed directly by bioindustry, pharma or other health sector enterprises either in Finland or abroad. Titles include product manager, product specialist, personalised health care manager etc. All such enterprises usually recruit both at the graduate (MSc) and postgraduate (PhD) levels. The health and health technology sectors represent a rapidly emerging field, and one of the areas with a growing importance as the population ages and the costs of new therapies steadily increase. Thus, the demand for well-trained specialists in the field of translational medicine is likely to increase in the near future, providing excellent career prospects globally. In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion Translational Medicine is only available in this international programme, making the programme attractive to both Finnish and international students. Indeed, opportunities for personal interaction with students from different cultures are an integral feature of the studies. During your studies, you can also volunteer to act as a tutor for the incoming international students. The international research community in The Academic Medical Centre Helsinki actively participates in teaching in TRANSMED. You complete the research group practice for your Master’s thesis in multicultural research groups. It is also possible to complete your Master’s thesis work or research group placement abroad, or to include coursework done at a foreign university. Net­work­ing The curriculum of The Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine is a joint effort of an internationally renowned medical campus of The Academic Medical Centre Helsinki (AMCH). The interacting parties are The Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki The Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) The Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), including The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and The Neuroscience center (NC) Re­search fo­cus The specialisation options of the programme – Neuroscience and psychobiology, Cancer, Regenerative medicine, Metabolic disorders, and Cross-disciplinary translational medicine – are closely aligned with the research focus areas of the Faculty of Medicine: malignancy, inflammation, metabolism, degenerative processes as well as psychiatric disorders and their mechanisms. You therefore have an opportunity to learn from, and be supervised by, the leading experts and professors in their fields. [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences

University of Turku Health and Biomedicine
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in Finland. masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences Extensive cross-disciplinary training for future experts! Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The programme offers four different tracks: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Digital Health and Life Sciences is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Common courses which provides you essential knowledge needed in modern bio-health sciences as well as transferrable skills including mandatory language studies (Finnish for foreigner, 5 ECTS and English: Academic writing skills, 2 ECTS) Track-specific Major subject studies that will provide the state-of-the-art theories and practical skills relevant to the field Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes Academic excellence & experience The programme offers four different tracks with specific focus on Digital Health and Life Sciences: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things (IoT), Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The goal of the Health Technology major is an interdisciplinary collaboration between information technology and health sciences. The major consists of studies from the fields of software engineering, information systems and nursing science, giving an excellent stepping stone for students to plan, develop and implement health technology solutions and products for clinical practice and personalised health care. Adapting theoretical knowledge to implement and tune a working solution to a real-life interdisciplinary challenge in an international setting is also an essential part of your studies in this track. The Medical Analytics and Health IoT major brings together skills and principles from computer science, embedded systems as well as from medical sciences to build understanding of theory and practical competences in the field. Unlike many traditional biomedical study programmmes, which are often focused on signal processing and medical machinery, Medical Analytics and Health IoT puts emphasis on contemporary technologies and gives tools to work with the near future ICT technologies. This study track has a strong focus on data analytics and medical Internet of Things while at the same time leveraging from machine learning and software engineering, embedded electronics and security that are strongly represented at Department of Information Technology. When you choose Bioinformatics as your major subject, you will focus on analyses of many kinds of biomedical data, such as DNA sequences and protein structures. Human genome sequences and its variations are at the core of personalised medicine, a growing industry, so more professionals are constantly needed both for developing analysis methods and for running the analyses. You will be participating in actual, new research during your studies and get experience in working in a multidisciplinary team of experts. Molecular Systems Biology offers extensive training in modern molecular biology and specialized education focused on systems biology. In Molecular Systems Biology track you will get a solid understanding of the theories and concepts behind state-of-the-art technologies used for systems biology research in a variety of molecular bioscience disciplines. Hands-on training provided in practical courses and research projects allows you to develop methodological proficiency in current systems biology techniques. The course facilitates strong expertise and active participation in modern bioscience research. Master’s thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis is based on an independent, experimental research project, research seminar and written Master’s thesis. Depending on the study track the final project can consist of a research project focusing on data analysis or other information technological aspects and/or a research project carried out in the laboratory under supervision. The results obtained at the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Health Technology: Ubiquitous Healthcare System based on Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability for Health Systems Using HL7 Standard Rehabilitation evaluation and current simulation assist-treatment for the stroke patients Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things: Detection of Atrial Fibrillation by Using Smartphone Accelerometer Reconfigurable Framework for Abnormality Aware ECG Monitoring Device Sleep Stages Analysis through Remote Bio Sensors Bioinformatics: Analysis of Alpha CA Genes in Early Vertebrates and High-Invertebrates Probing MST1 Kinase Sequence and Structure for Rational Drug Discovery Optimization and Applications of Large-Scale Biomedical Event Networks Molecular Systems Biology: Do the secreted molecules of gut bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii inhibit the fat accumulation in hepatocytes in vitro? Potential of native microalgae strains grown in wastewater for biodiesel production in Nordic climate Calcium induced proteome changes in isolated chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana CAREER OPTIONS Competence description In the Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Health and Life Sciences you will learn how to: work in an international and interdisciplinary environment. work in a research group. In the Health Technology track you will: obtain skills to implement health technology solutions understand ICT assisted health processes In the Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things track you will: obtain expertise in medical data analysis get skills to utilize Internet of Things in healthcare In the Bioinformatics track you will: understand both biological and information technological aspects of bioinformatics handle masses of data through programming analyse biological data with statistical methods In the Molecular Systems Biology track you will: have expertise in current theories in systems biology master state-of-the-art technologies in modern biosciences, including transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Job options Master´s Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences educates future experts for positions in academia, industry, and public sector. Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as: Project manager Research coordinator Research scientist University lecturer Entrepreneur System architect Data analyst Developer Engineer Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study. Programme-specific requirements The programme is open to applicants with sufficient background knowledge in life sciences, technical sciences and/or natural sciences, and with a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS). The relevance of previous studies depends on the chosen study track. In the Health Technology, and Medical Analytics and Health IoT tracks, relevant fields of previous studies include Computer Science and Computer Engineering. In the Bioinformatics track, the relevant fields of prior studies are biosciences and information technology, or other relevant fields of studies where sufficient knowledge of information technology and/or biosciences is achieved. In the Molecular Systems Biology track, relevant fields of previous studies include molecular biosciences including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular plant biology and molecular microbiology. Applicants may choose only one of the four available tracks upon application. Therefore, it is very important that the applicant chooses the track that is closest to the field of his/her previous degree. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s awarded degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) The language test result (see Language requirements) The motivation letter and possible answers to the optional questions included in the application. Possible online interview The letter of motivation is an important factor in considering the applicant's suitability to the programme, please prepare it carefully. Please notice that the motivation letter may be checked for plagiarism with the Turnitin system of the University of Turku. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. If need be, the most promising applicants will be invited to an online interview. Additional studies The contents of formally eligible applicants' previous degrees do not always correspond to the academic level of the programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, Bachelor level studies while studying for the Master's Degree. These studies are not part of the Master's Degree and may extend the targeted study time. In case the applicant lacks previous knowledge only in a certain field which is required to be able to follow a specific course within the Master's Degree Programme, the additional studies may be included in the optional studies of the Master's Degree. The extent and contents of the additional studies are defined in a personal study plan at the beginning of the studies. The amount of required additional studies cannot exceed 60 ECTS. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their knowledge of English in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty. a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

MSc Biomedical Sciences - Neurobiology: Molecular Neurosciences

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years

A basic understanding of molecular principles holds the key towards unique treatment paradigms for psychiatric and neurological diseases such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s. The Master’s track in Molecular Neurosciences provides a training platform for students who have the ambition to play a major role in looking for solutions for the diseases of today and tomorrow. [+]

The function of the brain is the result of an extremely complex integration of signaling units: neurons. In order to understand the role of neurons in health and disease, it is essential to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying neuronal function. With the progress made in genetics in recent years, it has become a great ambition to understand what all these genes are doing in neuronal systems. A basic understanding of molecular principles holds the key towards unique treatment paradigms for psychiatric and neurological diseases such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s. The Master’s track in Molecular Neurosciences provides a training platform for students who have the ambition to play a major role in looking for solutions for the diseases of today and tomorrow. Goals The goals of the track are to: provide an essential theoretical framework in molecular neurosciences; prepare the student to be a critical researcher; prepare the student to work independently in a molecular neuroscience lab; prepare the student to report on his/her results in written and spoken form; train the student in the research process: research question> design experiment> interpret results> define following research question(s); train the student in applying for research funding. Programme outline Courses The track starts with a mandatory course of three months covering several topics: Development and specification of neuronal systems; Signaling pathways in neuronal systems; Stem-cell fate and cortical genesis. Each topic includes one week of full-time practical work. These practical assignments include the use of state of the art techniques such as in-utero and ex-vivo gene transfer in the brain and FACS. At the end of the course, students will be given a theoretical assignment to integrate theory and practice. It is possible to combine this Master's programme with a different major or additional courses (at the UvA or other universities). Internships & thesis After the core course, an initial internship is planned for about 40 ECTS. At the end of the year, a student symposium is held where the data of the internships will be presented and discussed with colleagues and supervisors. In the second year, a second internship will be planned with the goal to go abroad. Alongside this internship, a second optional course can be taken in order to obtain a formal certificate in animal work. The second year will be finalised by writing a research thesis (literature review , 12 ECTS). [-]