Applied Genetics, M.Sc. | Ilia State University | Tbilisi, Georgia
24 months
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3200 USD/year
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About

The MSc. Program in Applied Genetics at Ilia State University will train students to an international standard, incorporating current biomolecular technology.

Overview

Quite simply, use of biotechnology, in particular molecular genetics applications, is now ubiquitous in commerce and research. 

Examples of how this technology is currently being deployed include:

  • Pathogen detection: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based procedures are routinely used in aquatic and terrestrial systems to detect human, plant, and animal pathogens. Industry has recognized the power of this technology, and now sells kits for PCR detection of human pathogens from food and environmental samples—Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, and pathogenic E. coli, among others 
  • Population monitoring: Molecular methods are routinely used to monitor wildlife populations for conservation, in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. Using noninvasive genetic sampling techniques, for example, wildlife biologists can collect data on terrestrial wildlife populations that specifies identity of individuals, sex, diet, and demographic trends, without the need to lay hands on the animal in question—particularly important for rare or elusive species. In aquatic systems, genetic data has been used to monitor salmon harvests, including identifying the source populations of ocean-harvested fish.
  • Forensics: Molecular methods also have utility in monitoring the food supply, in the realm of consumer protection. Quite aside from pathogen detection, provenance and authenticity of a food item can be ascertained. In one instance, researchers used DNA-based evidence to demonstrate that roe being sold as beluga caviar from Caspian sturgeon was either 1) not beluga caviar or 2) was genuine, but illegally harvested from protected species (Desalle and Birstein, 1996).

Our goal here is not to provide an exhaustive list of genetics applications; rather, these examples demonstrate how truly useful this technology is, and how these applications are proliferating. 

We intend that Applied Genetics MSc students at Ilia State University understand the utility of genetics-based technology. Whether or not they go on to use these skills in their subsequent careers, these students will be informed consumers of this technology--they will be better able to deploy the technology appropriately themselves, and evaluate information that has been generated by others using biotechnology. Through a combination of lectures, laboratory- and field-based training, students will learn not just concepts, but actual practice and procedures of applied genetics. The materials taught in this program will prepare students for careers in agricultural, industrial, or biomedical genetics applications, as well as molecular ecology and evolution.

Programme Structure

  • Through a combination of lectures, laboratory and field-based training, students will learn not just concepts, but actual practice and procedures of applied genetics—students will acquire a suite of laboratory and analytical skills that are currently used in diverse commercial and research environments. 
  • Students’ technical skills are reinforced by intensive, early participation in the design and execution of their own research projects, culminating in a master’s thesis. 
  • The knowledge and skills acquired by the end of academic studies will prepare students for careers in agricultural, industrial, or biomedical genetics applications, or in research-applications for management of forest, fish, and other natural resources.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant should provide an internationally recognized and valid English language certificate (Common European 
  • Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or higher). To demonstrate English proficiency, the applicant must submit one of the following: 
  • an official international language certificate (the main certificates and minimum scores accepted are given below; 
  • an English Proficiency Statement from the university, high school or college, confirming that English was the language of instruction; 
  • a certificate issued by a local or international English language instruction provider (e.g. language school), confirming the acquisition of B2 level as a result of a language course the applicant attended.  
  • Overall, the applicant will be assessed during an admission interview (face-to-face or online for international applicants). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3200 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tbilisi

920 - 1412 GEL /month
Living costs

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