Studying of biodiversity and the means of its conservation by the example of the Ural region located at the border between Europe and Asia,
Studying of rational use of biological resources and innovative bio- and pharmaceutical technologies.
Several platforms for studying biodiversity: Biological station, Botanical gardens, expeditions, University laboratories;
Field trips and expeditions;
Unique opportunities for studying different types of natural communities in different climatic zones within one region.
Biodiversity ‒ from molecular genetics to population and coenosis level (morphological and molecular genetics identification of objects, their anatomical and morphological, physiological and biochemical, and population characteristics).
Biodiversity of plants, fungi, and animals of the Urals.
The processes and results of introgressive hybridization.
Relicts and endemic species – living witnesses of past epochs.
Adventitious species: a threat to native (autochthonous) biodiversity or its completion?
Biodiversity in a changing climate and human impact.
Ural region as an area for studies of biodiversity on the border of natural ecosystems (altitudinal and latitudinal gradients, eastern-western slopes, lakes and rivers, swamps and meadows, coniferous and deciduous forests, steppes, and tundra).
Research and project institutions working in the fields of biology and ecology, as well as environmental services.
Bachelor’s degree, certificate of English proficiency (B2 level or higher). Final admission is decided upon an interview.
Non-FSU citizens: 255200 rubles (182900 rubles — for applicants who earn 40 and more points at the entrance test)*
FSU citizens: 221100 rubles (158500 rubles — for applicants who earn 40 and more points at the entrance test)*
*FSU: Former Soviet Union. Includes Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Can I pay for this program in installments?
The tuition fees can be paid in several installments (up to 6) with the individual payment plan set up upon the student’s arrival and signing of the education contract.
Where is the Campus located?
Address: Mira St., 28
What other funding options do you have for this program?
It is possible to get a discount for high performance in the Entrance exam (please, notice the price marked *)
What documents are required to apply to this program?
All the applicants should submit the following suite of documents to be checked by the Admission board:
Scan of the applicant’s passport
Notarized translation of the applicant’s passport into the Russian language
Previous education documents (Bachelor diploma or equal) with their legalization/apostilles done in accordance with Russian education standards
Full academic transcript of grades (for the whole period of study)
Please, consider that the documents in English, French, and German are also accepted for a preliminary eligibility check. But at the stage of Admission, all the documents require notarized translations into the Russian Language.
What is the admission process for this program?
To get admission to the Master’s Program, you need to go through 2 obligatory procedures, both of which can be performed in distant forms. The admission is granted if both procedures are successfully completed.
All the applicants should submit the suite of required education documents (Bachelor’s Diploma + Transcript of grades for the whole period of study) to be checked by the Admission board (the check takes 2-4 days)
Each applicant should pass one entrance exam in the form of an interview via Skype with the Program Administrator. The interview is scheduled individually, all the details should be negotiated with the admissions manager.