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Molecular Biology and Genetics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #398 (BCR) Ankara, Turkey
The Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics at METU Middle East Technical University offers courses governing the fundamental aspects of the structure and functions of organisms at the molecular and cellular level.
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Overview

Along with the fundamental subjects covered by the Biology Program, i.e. an understanding of human, animal, plant and microbial biology from every possible viewpoint, special emphasis is laid on a strong foundation in the concepts of molecular and cellular biology and genetics on the Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics at METU Middle East Technical University.

This curriculum provides students the requisite knowledge and skills to pursue careers in:

  • basic and applied research education 
  • food and drug industry
  • agriculture
  • forestry
  • public health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Cell Culture Techniques 
  • Endocrinology
  • Introduction to Cancer Biology
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • DNA Repair

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • ALES Score must be Quantitative
  • Two (2) Reference Letters* 
    M.S. : Graduates of METU BIO and GENE programs are not required to submit.     Ph.D: One of them must be from M.S. thesis advisor.
  • Letter of Intent emphasising the field of study is required 
  • In the application form "Intended Area of Research" section must be filled. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 134 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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