Biological sciences and technologies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary specialty of life sciences that aligns with priority science and technology needs for the Republic of Kazakhstan and abroad.
The Master of Science degree (MSc) in Biological Sciences and Technologies at Nazarbayev University provides excellent instruction in a focused discipline, and will train modern high quality biotechnology and life science experts which are in high demand for both existing as well as anticipated industries in Kazakhstan and abroad. This Graduate Program is consistent with the structure of the Bologna Process, which requires a minimum of 120 ECTS for a Master’s degree and can be compared in scope and structure to available programs in internationally leading academic institutions.
The program will provide candidates with the opportunity to prepare themselves for either academic or non-academic (“professional”) careers.
For some students, a MSc obtained after two years of training will be the desired end to their graduate training.
Graduates of this program are expected to find many medium-paid job opportunities in universities, pharmaceutical, biotechnological or agricultural companies, hospitals, research institutions, vocational schools, governmental and non-profit organizations. As for the rest, the ultimate goal of this graduate program is the PhD degree, which has an expected duration of no less than three additional years beyond the MSc, in line with the leading graduate science programs in the world.
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This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
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