Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

University of Oulu

Program Description
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Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

University of Oulu

Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

Watch a video of the International Master's programme in protein Science and Biotechnology, where our students tell about the programme, and studying and living in Oulu.

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them.

Students who are selected for the degree will undertake 120 ECTS study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies maximise hands on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, finally cumulating in a 6 month research project.

The degree is flexible and allows the students to specialize in the aspects of protein science and biotechnology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research and former students have been very successful in finding PhD positions in Finland and abroad.

The degree is taught in the highly international Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. The faculty brings together expertise in in vitro, in vivo and in silico analysis of protein structure and function and includes national centers for protein biophysical and structural analysis as well as a national Centre of Excellence in Cell Extracellular Matrix Research.

Programme Outline

The degree programme includes, but is not limited to, studies in protein chemistry and production, biocomputing, bioinformatics, protein folding, drug design, systems biology, structural biology and optional courses covering cellular and molecular biology as well as mini-projects and the final 6 month research project. All projects are carried out in active, well-funded research groups.

The degree programme has been planned around the early integration of MSc students into research groups and the use of most modern equipment by individual students. Before the end of the first term students will have individual hands on experience of electrospray mass spectrometry, subsecond kinetics, microcalorimetry, surface plasmon resonance and recombinant protein production to name but a few.

The degree programme also offers flexibility to allow students to specialise in aspects of protein science and biotechnology which they believe will most benefit their future career.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 5, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
13,000 EUR
Information
Deadline
Jan. 24, 2018
Locations
Finland - Oulu
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline Jan. 24, 2018
End date Contact school
Dates
Sept. 2018
Finland - Oulu
Application deadline Jan. 24, 2018
End date Contact school
Price
(for non-EU/EEA students, see Scholarships and Fees)