MDP in Biosciences: Molecular Systems Biology

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Full time August MSc 2 years full time
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The MDP in Biosciences: Molecular Systems Biology is a comprehensive Master's Degree Programme that offers a deep understanding of cutting-edge technologies used in systems biology research. You will explore the intricate molecular interactions and signalling networks that govern cellular functions. Through practical laboratory skills and training in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and more, you will gain expertise in modern molecular biology and systems biology. The programme also emphasizes teamwork and interpersonal skills in an international environment. With a two-year duration and a range of elective courses, this programme prepares you for a successful career in academia or industry. Entry requirements include a relevant Bachelor's degree.

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The Molecular Systems Biology track offers you extensive training in modern molecular biology and education focused on systems biology (omics, gene/protein structure-function relationships) with a special focus on molecular interaction networks.

Build a systemic view of molecular processes

Through this Master’s Degree Programme in Biosciences: Molecular Systems Biology specialisation track, you will acquire scientific and analytical skills together with expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies. The skills and knowledge obtained will pave the way for future career paths in academia or industry for you.

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Entry Requirements

You are an eligible applicant for master’s level studies if:
• you have a nationally recognised first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
• your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
• your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you are applying to.

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“My favorite thing about studying at UTU is the inspiration I get from the teachers' love and appreciation for the courses they teach and for us as their students. This is one of my major motivating forces at the moment. It's also uplifting to feel like you, your time, and your thoughts are valued and respected.”


The University offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to the tuition fees. The scholarship programme has 3 categories:

2-year scholarship that covers the entire tuition fee for 2 academic years.
2-year scholarship that covers 50 % of the tuition fee for 2 academic years.
1-year scholarship for outstanding performance during the 1st study year. The scholarship covers the 2nd year tuition fee.

A scholarship will be granted to up to 30 % of the admitted students who are subject to tuition fees and have applied for a scholarship. You can apply for a 2-year scholarship at the same time as applying for admission to one of our Master’s degree programmes. There is a separate application process for the 1-year scholarship during your first study year.

The University also offers the Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award for studies beyond the Bachelor level at the University of Turku. The award includes a grant of 1000€/month and a scholarship covering the tuition fee. This award is open to U.S. citizens that are accepted to one of the programmes in the university.

The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. Extracurricular activities are not evaluated and means testing is not used. The programmes rank their applicants based on the admission criteria that may include an interview, motivation letter or relevant academic experience in addition to the grades of the previous degree. The highest ranked applicants are then proposed to the scholarship committee as candidates for the scholarships. The committee awards the scholarships to the best candidates of each programme. The candidates may be offered a full scholarship or a 50% scholarship.

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Covers tuition fee fully or partially


The University offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to the tuition fees.

Application Procedure

The University of Turku offers scholarships for students who are subject to the tuition fee. Applying for a scholarship is simple: just indicate “yes” in the appropriate questions on your application form for the programme. All applicants that have applied for a scholarship will receive information of the decisions in their admission offer.

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