Introduction


1. OVERVIEW

Biotechnology including drug development, biomedicine and plant improvement is a sustainable technology based on renewable biological resources, biodiversity and knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of life. It is thus expected to contribute massively to the global economy and is set to make an indelible contribution to human health and crop improvement and welfare well into the foreseeable future.

Pharmacology, link between health sciences and chemical sciences, represents a fundamental approach for research in health care products. This concerns the development of new drugs and new dosage forms, using natural resources, hemi synthesis and synthesis compounds; this target is an important challenge for the next years in health care.

USTH proposes an international Master Degree in Biotechnology Pharmacology, of 19 teaching units (equiv. 120 ECTS) taught in English. More than 60% of them are taught by international lecturers. The diploma is delivered by USTH and conjointly by a French University and is recognized by the European Union and International University education system. The master course is characterized by academic and practical courses that initiate the student to the top knowledge and cutting-edge technologies in Biotechnology. Two internships in public or private research and development laboratories, in Vietnam or abroad, allow the student to get first professional experiences to conduct and report on a scientific research project. In addition the student is trained in law, economy and management to be familiar with the international regulations and practice operative in international and Vietnamese companies.

The master aims to form managerial R&D staffs of international standard for biotechnology companies, universities and research institutions and open the way to realize a PhD.

Specialities: Biomedicine, Plant biotechnology, Drug development

Time: 2 years from Monday to Saturday, full time
 

2. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS COURSE

  •  International Master Double-diploma delivered by French Universities and USTH
  • Advanced teaching methods via laboratory works and practical courses
  • Lectures delivered in English by professors from French leading universities
  •  Professional experience through six-month internship abroad
  •  High possibility to get full scholarship and fellowship from USTH
  • High possibility to get full scholarship for internship in France
  •  High possibility to apply for French PhD scholarship for best USTH students
  • Excellent openings for work in Vietnam and abroad after graduation

LIST OF UNIVERSITIES ARE CO-ACCREDITED AND ISSUED EQUIVALENT DEGREE WITH USTH

  • Aix-Marseille University
  • Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
  • University of Montpellier
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

3. INTERNSHIP

Internship would be in France and different countries in the world abroad both in a research laboratory and in industry


4. INTERVIEW FEE AND TUITION FEE

• Interview fee: 100,000 VND/candidate, non-refundable in any cases (not applied for foreign resident students);

• Students holding Vietnamese passports: 43,000,000 VND (equivalent to USD 1.900)/year, collectible every semester, unchanged throughout the whole course;

• Students coming from other countries: 90,000,000 VND (equivalent to USD 4.000)/year;

• Students coming from French Consortium universities: free of charge;

• Tuition fee for intensive English course: free of charge.


5. SCHOLARSHIP

Since USTH is highly supported and sponsored by external donors (Asian Development Bank and Agribank) in addition to its own high-level state budget and industrial foundation, many candidates can access to our scholarship and fellowship program.

Merit-based scholarships and/or need-based fellowships cover up to 100% tuition fees and living expenses. Application process, dossier examination, interview are after enrolment.

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