Applications of Molecular Biology – Genetics – Diagnostic Biomarkers

For their admission to the program, MSc candidates should hold a bachelor degree from a Higher Education Institution, awarded by Schools of Health Sciences, Science faculties, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary and Polytechnic Schools of the country or relevant Institutions abroad. The Postgraduate Diploma cannot be awarded to students whose bachelor degree from a foreign institution has not been recognized by the Interdisciplinary Organization for the Recognition of Academic Degrees and Information (D.O.A.T.A.P.), according to Law 3328/2005 (A '80). Staff members serving as Specialized Teaching Staff (ΕΕΠ), Specialized and Laboratory Teaching Staff (ΕΔΙΠ), Specialized Technical and Laboratory Staff (ΕΤΕΠ) serving in the University of Thessaly might be registered as supernumerary candidates and only one member per year, provided they meet the abovementioned prerequisites and there is a relevance of their degree and the duties they perform in the University of Thessaly to the MSc program. University graduates of other fields might be accepted as well, under conditions, depending on the decision of the General Assembly in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, which could be based on the evaluation of additional criteria, such as any proven professional and research experience in health services. 

Admission Criteria and Selection Procedure:
The selection criteria for postgraduate students are specified in Article 34 of Law 4485/2017 and are described as follows:
a. The grade point average on a scale of 0-10 alongside the grade in separate undergraduate courses which relate to the MSc curriculum. (50%).

b. Foreign language(s) level of proficiency, knowledge of a second foreign language, the completion of a graduate thesis, professional experience, publications in scientific journals, presentations in scientific conferences, participation in research projects, a second degree (obtained after a four-year course of studies), other postgraduate degrees as well as the relevance of the undergraduate studies to the objectives of the current MSc program (30%). 

c. Candidate performance during the oral interview (20%), which is conducted by the five-member Postgraduate Student Selection Committee of the MSC program and consists of lecturers of the MSc program who are appointed by the Steering Commitee for each application call. The candidates’ performance in the interview is assessed on the basis of each candidate’s general ability to conduct postgraduate studies. 

d. Sufficient knowledge of English documented in one of the following ways is required: 

1.Academic degree from an Educational Institution of an English-speaking country, 

2. First Certificate in English 

3.Toefl Certificate with a score of at least 500 points (or 300 in the new method of assessment) 

4. IELTS certificate with a grade of 6.5 and above 

5. State Certificate of Language Proficiency (level B2). In the absence any of the required certificates, candidates will participate in a written and oral examination by a committee which will be appointed by the General Assembly of the Department, in order for the candidates’ level of comprehension and written performance in English to be determined (e.g. by the means of a short interview and reading comprehension test, written summary and text commentary). Successful candidates are expected to reach an overall minimum score of 5 (out of 10).