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General Biology

  • General Biology
  • 06.04.01
  • Master
    2 years
  • Full-time education
    Mode of Study
  • Russian
    Language of Instruction

Our Advantages

  • The focus on the natural environment and wildlife as well as their regularities
  • The use of biological systems in economic and medical applications
  • Wildlife management

The programme is designed to provide students with an opportunity to:
  • be trained by expert teaching staff holding doctoral degrees as well as professional awards and titles granted by the Russian government;
  • use a range of IT, multimedia and other cutting-edge educational equipment;
  • work in specially-equipped classrooms as well as educational laboratories of the Faculties of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics;
  • access the resources of the Zoological Museum, the Museum of Anatomy, and the herbaria of the Department of Botany;
  • work in the education and research laboratory of the Department of Human and Animal Anatomy and Physiology as well as the students’ laboratory of the Department of Zoology;
  • take part in experimental research conducted at the Faculty departments and the Laboratory for Experimental Zoology;
  • make use of the hardware and software package by ADInstruments and the Pirogov interactive dissection table, etc.
  • conduct research in biology.

We offer our students internships and work placement in:
  • the cutting-edge agrobiological facility in Vyritsa in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg;
  • research facility of the A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Crimea;
  • research laboratories of the Faculty of Biology and other research institutes based in Saint Petersburg.

Our alumni are well-placed to:
  • provide an analysis-driven identification of subject matter, objectives and methods of research in biology;
  • process the obtained data, draw conclusions and provide practical recommendations based on the research outcomes;
  • land a job as a research fellow;
  • master new tools and technology in biology research.
  • proceed to a doctoral programme and obtain a doctoral degree.

Admissions Test(s)

Biology Test (in writing)

Key Courses/Disciplines

  • Cell and Genetic Engineering
  • Classic and Molecular Biosystematics
  • Computer Technology in Biology
  • Mathematical Modelling of Biological Processes
  • Microscopy in Biology Research
  • Biomolecular Research Methods Workshop
  • Current Issues in Biology
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Comparative Immunology
  • Comparative Embryology of Animals and Plants

Career Opportunities

Our alumni land jobs in:
  • research institutions;
  • environmental organisations;
  • biotechnological production facilities.