Master of Science in Biological and Biomedical Sciences | HBKU
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Master of Science in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

A graduate program in applied areas of biological and biomedical sciences.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Qatar faces a unique set of health care challenges. Diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular conditions as well as mental health issues are in constant progression in Qatar and the region. While these diseases seem unrelated to each other, recent findings clearly established that their high prevalence in many areas of the world in general, and in Qatar in particular, is due to a combination of environmental pollution and heredity factors. The elevated levels of consanguineous marriages in Qatar and the Gulf region promote the expression of genetic mutations that trigger or favor these diseases, yet many of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved remain elusive.

In order to counter some of these challenges, HBKU's graduate programs in the biological and biomedical sciences aim to train the next generation of scientists and encourage the best and most distinguished students to pursue leading positions in the biomedical research field in Qatar. The overriding goal of the of the HBKU Biological and Biomedical Sciences Master and PhD Programs is to assemble the knowledge and skills that enable students to design scientific research and hone technical expertise to create new knowledge. Successful students will have transversal and scientific skills in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and Bioinformatics. These skills will be used to carry out basic or applied research in clinical, academic, industrial or other fields.

Outline for the BBS MS program
 

Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 1 : Core Classes  
Semester 2 Semester 2 : Core and elective Classes Semester 2 : BEGIN TESIS RESEARCH
  RAC Meeting
 
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 3 : Elective Classes Semester 3 : THESIS RESEARCH
Semester 4 Semester 4 THESIS RESEARCH
RAC Meeting
 

 

SUBMIT AND DEFEND MS THESIS

 

Students spend the first semester taking core classes while identifying potential research advisors. In the second semester, students take a mix of core and elective classes. At this time, students begin their thesis research, and select a Research Advisory Committee (RAC); a committee that will give advice and oversee the student’s progress. At the end of the two years, all MS students are anticipated to submit a written thesis and defend it orally.  

Ultimately, CSE's innovative degrees aim to train the next generation of scientists in their fields with world-class expertise in cutting-edge technologies in biologically and bio-medically relevant areas, to be able to translate research findings into clinical benefits.

 


Train the next generation of scientists that are leaders in their fields with world-class expertise in cutting-edge technologies in biomedically relevant areas of biology able to translate research findings into clinical benefits.

Curriculum

A 33-credit program, taught in English over two years, that includes:

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