The major in Life Sciences is offered as part of a five year Integrated Master of Science in Life Sciences programme. It is a distinctive programme which introduces students to modern concepts in biology ranging from molecules to ecosystems. The major introduces students to the basic areas of biology as cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and later in certain specialised branches of biology such as cancer biology, nanotechnology, research methodology, recombinant DNA technology and bioinformatics. The laboratory courses will introduce students to research methods in biology and the 18 months long Masters thesis will help them to continue their research in an area of their interest. Students wanting to pursue their career in industry can substitute their credits with an extended industry internship or an industry project. Through the interdisciplinary approach, they will be able to think even outside biology and try to solve a problem from different angles and to become well-rounded scientists.
The major aims to generate curiosity about learning and scientific reasoning through laboratory work where the student will get hands-on experience to accompany the knowledge they gain from the lectures in class. The objectives of the major are as follows:
On completing the Integrated Master of Science in Life Sciences programme, students will be able to:
The Integrated Master of science in Life sciences will provide an excellent training to pursue a career in research both in academia and industries. Students not interested in research will be guided for other career opportunities like entrepreneurship, NGOs, scientific writing and also in software programming or analytics.