Master of Genetics and Genomics
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
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The Master program of Genetics and Genomics is delivered by various teaching methods, including lectures, short practical courses, computer-based practicals, seminars, or paper discussions taught by the staff of the Department of Genetics at Sofia University. It is divided into two semesters taught stages, each providing 30 credits, which are followed by the third semester, centered on a degree project in a laboratory setting. The project is individually supervised and can be carried out at the Department of Genetics and other scientific institutions.
This semester also provides 30 credits after writing and defense of a Master’s thesis dissertation. The taught stages consist of mandatory core courses to provide students with a thorough understanding of general concepts in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and basic experimental skills in these fields. Each semester, students choose one of several elective courses (minimum) which expand their knowledge in related fields of genetics. The program will provide an important grounding for students to understand and apply genetic, molecular genetic, and genomic tools to fundamental research questions in different areas: genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology, and agriculture. The Master of Genetics and Genomics is designed to equip students to meet the growing requirement by academia, industry, and clinical practice for scientists qualified in genetics, molecular genetics, and analysis of genomic data.