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Molecular Biology and Genetics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The Molecular Biology and Genetics programme from Bilkent University aims to equip students with basic knowledge in life sciences with special emphasis on molecular biology and genetics. 
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The Molecular Biology and Genetics programme from Bilkent University in the first two years concentrates on basic knowledge in biology and genetics in addition to physics, chemistry and mathematics. The last two years are dedicated to a specialized training in molecular biology, molecular cell biology and molecular genetics, bioinformatics. Theoretical courses are completed with laboratory courses with hands-on experiments.

Key facts about the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics provides undergraduate and graduate courses in basic and applied areas of molecular biology and genetics. The undergraduate program offers B.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics and the graduate program leads to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular Biology and Genetics. 

The department is equipped with modern facilities for gene expression analysis, cell biology, protein chemistry, recombinant DNA technology and animal experiments. The education is research oriented. The undergraduate program concentrates initially on basic knowledge in life sciences and related fields, followed by a specialized training in molecular biology and genetics. 

Research laboratories of the department are used for graduate student training and for the senior projects for undergraduate students. The main research activities of the department are on molecular genetics, molecular biology, molecular cell biology, basic and applied immunology, structure-function relationship of proteins and new biotechnologies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Programming in Python
  • Collegiate Activities Program
  • History of Turkey
  • Genetics
  • General Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A minimum diploma score of 28 out of 45. Mimimum one HL subject related to the applied program.
  • Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal holders in International Science Olympiads recognized by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and  Technical Research Council of Turkey)
  • SAT Reasoning Test: A minimum score of 900 out of 1600 in “Math” and “Critical Reading” sections.
  • SAT Subject Test: A minimum score of 500 out of 800 from mimimum two sections related to the applied program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7685 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7685 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 45.000 TL for Turkish students

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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