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Qualification: Doctorate in the field of molecular genetics and biotechnology (no legal status)

Doctorate in the field of molecular genetics and biotechnology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate mastery of basic knowledge in various fields of molecular biology and biotechnology such as: molecular immunology; processing, translating and transcribing RNA; replication, recombination and repair of DNA; proteomics; bacteriology; yeast genetics; molecular pathology; virology; structure of proteins and bioinformatics,
  • demonstrate mastery of applied knowledge (communication, information technology, data analysis),
  • demonstrate proficiency in research skills,
  • demonstrate familiarity with laboratory practice.

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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University of Nova Gorica, Graduate School

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  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed former study programme to obtain an academic higher education qualification; or
  • a completed integrated master's programme lasting five years and carrying 300 credits; or
  • a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation and a previously completed professional higher education programme, if candidates have completed additional course units consisting of 30–60 credits.

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In other to complete the programme, students must accumulate 180 ECTS credits, as follows: 51 ECTS credits from compulsory subjects, 9 ECTS credits from elective subjects, 90 ECTS credits from research and 30 ECTS credits from the doctoral dissertation.

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed former study programme to obtain an academic higher education qualification; or
  • a completed integrated master's programme lasting five years and carrying 300 credits; or
  • a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation and a previously completed professional higher education programme, if candidates have completed additional course units consisting of 30–60 credits.
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In other to complete the programme, students must accumulate 180 ECTS credits, as follows: 51 ECTS credits from compulsory subjects, 9 ECTS credits from elective subjects, 90 ECTS credits from research and 30 ECTS credits from the doctoral dissertation.