Biodiversity is a new course in English focused on evolutionary biology and environmental protection.
TSU Biology Institute opened intake for master’s course in biodiversity. Tuition fee is 207,000 roubles a year; five government-funded places are available. TSU plans to enrol ten students in 2017 biodiversity programme.
Application deadline for international and Russian students is 14 August. All candidates should have a certificate of bachelor’s degree in natural sciences and related disciplines, speak fluent English and should have completed at least one course in ecology or general biology. To enrol, applicants have to take a written examination in biology and an interview in English. The graduates are awarded certificates of Master’s degree in biology.
Biodiversity includes more than 20 courses taught by Russian and foreign scientists. Italian scientist Roberto Cazzolla Gatti will read lectures on ecology and evolution. Vascular Plant Identification course is led by Nobel Prize laureate, TSU and University of Sheffield Professor Terry Callaghan.
Aside from lectures, the programme includes profession-oriented and field experience, practice at university research stations and master classes given by biologists and ecologists from different countries. Students can write their graduate thesis in biodiversity of any region which might include a review of flora and fauna problems of their countries.