New Academic Program

Speciality: Biology
Diploma: Master of Biology, with the specialisation in Plant Biosecurity
The students: Graduates of bachelor's degree and specialty, undergraduates and graduate students of natural sciences
Ideologists of the program
Dr. Philipp Gannibal
Head of the All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection
X-BIO Professor
Dr. Andrei Tolstikov
Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs/
Professor at the Department of Zoology and Evolutionary Ecology of Animals

Sustainable agricultural productivity growth in the face of climate and environmental change; soil quality deterioration; antimicrobial resistance of plant pests - these are some of the major challenges facing global life scientists. The Master’s Program in Plant Biosecurity offers students the expertise to understand and find solutions to these and other pertinent global biosecurity problems in a dynamic applied research setting.
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Fee-based
places:
5
Education
form:
FULL-TIME
Tuition
fee:
280 000
RUBLES

Training
Opportunity to conduct thesis research with leading scientists as project supervisors
Access to the Institute’s world-class laboratories
Learning through participation in  real-life, problem-oriented research projects
Mastery of bi-lingual (English and Russian) professional communication
Ability to: design and perform field and laboratory biological /ecological studies plan and conduct experiments independently, using the latest laboratory equipment and instruments assess phytosanitary conditions and organize plant protection activities that minimize potential environmental risks design projects aimed at the restoration of biological resources participate in the teaching and design of university courses
Learning outcomes: Familiarity with: cutting-edge methods of plant protection methods for chemical and biological control of phytopathogens, pests and weeds the application of modern laboratory tools and information technologies to ensure plant safety
Academic plan
High-Technology Management and Economics
Global Environmental Issues
Introduction to Plant Biosecurity
Morphology and Plant Taxonomy
Fungal Systematics
Introduction to Phytopathology
Fundamentals of Agricultural Chemistry
Acarology
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Philosophical Problems of Science
History and Methodology of Ecology
Microscopical Methods in Biological Research
Plant Physiology
Molecular Biology in Agriculture
Forest Entomology
Bioinformatics
Agricultural Entomology
Physical & Chemical Aspects of Pesticides Application
Biochemistry
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Computer Methods in Biosecurity
Biostatistics
General Microbiology
Independent Research
Teaching practicum
GIS in Agriculture
Plant Selection
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Deadlines for documents acceptance
Government-funded education
Admissions period
From 18 June 2018 to 25 July 2018
Entrance examinations (online/face-to-face testing)
27 July 2018 from 07.00 am to 2.00 pm GMT+3
Interview
30 July 2018 from 07.00 am
to 2.00 pm GMT+3

(Applicants from other cities can do an interview via Skype. To do so, please write an application and specify suitable date and time (in accordance with the admissions deadlines) s well as your Skype address. The application should be sent no later than 5 days before the stated date. We will send you the application form upon your request.)
Consent form for handling original educational certificates accepted
until 06 August 2018
Official matriculation of candidates that have correctly completed their place acceptance
08 August 2018
Fee-based education
Admissions period
From 18 June 2018 to 24 August 2018
Entrance examinations (online/face-to-face testing)
27-28 July 2018 from 07.00 am to 2.00 pm GMT+3
Interview
28–30 August 2018 from 07.00 am
to 2.00 pm GMT+3

(Applicants from other cities can do an interview via Skype. To do so, please write an application and specify suitable date and time (in accordance with the admissions deadlines) s well as your Skype address. The application should be sent no later than 5 days before the stated date. We will send you the application form upon your request.)
Consent form for handling original educational certificates accepted
until 30 August 2018
Official matriculation of candidates that have correctly completed their place acceptance
30 August 2018
Entrance tests:
50
points
Testing of basic knowledge in the sphere of biology
40
points
Self-presentation
interview (Skype/face-to-face)
10
points
Portfolio