This 2-year international Master’s programme is designed to equip students with essential skills they need to produce effective research in Bioinformatics and in molecular biology. Students will choose one of the two available plans. Plan 1 is designed for more experienced candidates so that they can spend two years on purely research elements (36 credits). For candidates with less research experience and those who wish to gain more fundamental knowledge and skills in molecular biology and bioinformatics, it is recommended that they enrol in Plan 2 where they can spend 12 credits on taught elements which are dedicatedly designed so they can be enrolled by both MSc and PhD students in their first year. Master's students studying in this plan will spend the rest 24 credits on research elements (thesis).
|Plan 1||Plan 2|
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Students will have an opportunity to conduct research on recent topics tailored to their interests under the supervision of experienced experts in relevant fields.
Our Master’s programme aims to produce graduates who can perform effective research that meets international standards and, at the same time, satisfies the country’s needs. We prepare our students to become knowledgeable researchers with competency in conducting research in molecular biology and bioinformatics. Graduates keep themselves up to date with recent technologies and have high professional ethics and moral standards.
Key Learning Outcomes and Skills
At the end of the module, it is expected students will be able to
- Appropriately deploy Bioinformatics tools for data analyses in molecular biology.
- Associate knowledge in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics with other disciplines and seek the opportunity to utilise the knowledge for the benefit in academia, and/or applications, and/or community.
- Develop research outlines, plan, and design experiments under supervision.
- Correctly and systematically use mathematical and statistical methods to analyse experimental results.
- Effectively communicate with academics, either inside or outside their field of expertise, and general audiences.
- Show good use of English language for science communication including in academic conferences.
- Demonstrate professional ethics for researchers in all of their scientific endeavours.
- Work accordingly as a team.
Students graduated from our Department will be equipped with a wide variety of skills while having their major expertise in their chosen fields of interests. Some of the careers that graduates can pursue, in both private and public institutions, include
- Lecturer in molecular biology, modern biotechnology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, genetic engineering, or any relevant fields.
- Researcher or scientist in a private institution, laboratory, working on DNA or gene analysis, genetic engineering, or DNA fingerprinting.
- Bioinformatician or genetic engineer.
- Technician for scientific instruments for analysing biological molecules.
Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor's degree in Science related subject with a GPA of at least 3.00 (Plan 1) or 2.50 (Plan 2). Additionally, Plan 1 applicants must demonstrate sufficient research experience and their research proposals must be approved by the admission committee.
English Language Requirements
Postgraduate applicants who are not nationals of a majority English speaking country must be able to provide recent evidence of their English language skills. Accepted tests and minimum scores are shown below.
CU-TEP 50 overall PSU-TEP 50 overall TOEFL 450 paper-based (or equivalent) IELTS band 4.5
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Graduate School Scholarships
Information about scholarships from Graduate School can be found at https://grad.psu.ac.th/en/prospective-students/scholarships.html
The tuition fee is 28,000 THB per semester for Thai students and 56,000 THB per semester for international students.