Sunday, November 18, 2018

PhD Program

I. ABOUT THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY TRAINING PROGRAM

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology program of International University is undertaken with English as language of instruction, research, presentation, report and thesis. The program is fully provided in 3 years for whom got Master Degree in Biotechnology, and 5 years for whom got Master Degree in other fields or Bachelor Degree.

Training program is referenced from PhD program of University of Michigan and University of Utah, and follows the policy of PhD program of Vietnam National University that was approved as 1020/QĐ-ĐHQG-ĐH&SĐH, in which 3 sections are included.

  • Section 1: Bridging courses. Students need to full fill 30 credits of bridging courses including exemption of prior taken courses, i.e. the number of accumulated credits is depended on student's previous degree.

  • Section 2: There are 15 credits consisting of professional courses for PhD, seminars, and dissertations.

  • Section 3: research project and thesis

    • Project invention and proposal defense
    • Doing research and midterm report
    • Doing research and final report which includes thesis defense in front of academic committee of school and then in front of committee of IU.
    • PhD program curriculum:

    No.

    Course

    Course code

    Credits

    Note

    Theory

    Practice

    Total

    Part 1: Elective course (min 30 credits)

    Should be completed in the first 12 months

    1

    Research Methodology

    PC5

    3

    0

    3

    2

    Applied Microbiology

    BC3

    2

    1

    3

    3

    Advanced Biochemistry

    PC4

    2

    1

    3

    4

    Molecular Immunology

    BC2

    2

    1

    3

    5

    Genetic Engineering

    AC1

    2

    1

    3

    6

    Medical genetics

    BT301IU

    3

    1

    4

    7

    Medical Microbiology

    BT500IU

    3

    1

    4

    8

    Stem Cell Biology

    BT403IU

    3

    1

    4

    9

    Crop Biotechnology

    BT304IU

    3

    1

    4

    10

    Algal Biotechnology

    BT303IU

    3

    1

    4

    11

    Techniques in Plant Biotechnology

    BT201IU

    3

    1

    4

    12

    Drug Design and Simulation

    BT408IU

    3

    1

    4

    13

    Pharmaceutical Chemistry

    BT409IU

    3

    1

    4

    14

    Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    BT185IU

    3

    1

    4

    15

    Process Biotechnology

    BT165IU

    3

    1

    4

    16

    Dairy Product Technology

    BTFT500IU

    3

    1

    4

    17

    Food analysis

    BTFT302IU

    3

    1

    4

    18

    Marine Biotechnology

    BT177IU

    3

    1

    4

    19

    Environmental Biotechnology

    BT208IU

    3

    1

    4

    20

    Aquaculture Genetics and Selective Breeding

    BTAR301IU

    3

    1

    4

    21

    Applied Bioinformatics

    BE2

    0

    2

    2

    22

    Scientific paper writing

    BE6

    3

    0

    3

    Part 2: Core course (15 credits)

    Should be completed in the first year

    1

    Special Study 1

    PH1

    3

    0

    3

    2

    Special Study 2

    PH2

    3

    0

    3

    3

    Literature review

    PH3

    3

    0

    3

    4

    Bioethics

    PH4

    3

    0

    3

    5

    Molecular cell biology

    PH5

    3

    0

    3

    Part 3: Thesis (70 credits)

     

    Thesis research defense

    0



    Progress research defense

    0



    Thesis writing and defense

    0




II. RESEARCH STHENGTHS

II.1. Medical Research

  • Prognoses on the highly frequent diseases in Vietnam and tropical regions. 

  • Development of molecular diagnostics assays serving in medical laboratories, hospitals, clinics.

II. Agriculture

  • Applying Molecular Biotechnology in development of Genetic Modified Organism.

  • Applying of culture of plant cell, tissue, and organ to produce new valuable plant

  • Improving of living environment by biological solutions; sustaining development and biodiversity.

II.3. Industry

  • Development of extraction technology, utilization and production of bio compounds from natures in Vietnam including anticancer drugs, Gingsenoids, steroids and alkaloids to improve public health.

  • Development of products enhancing resistance and productivity of animals and crops.

  • Research of isolation and culture cell lines of plants which contains valuable compounds for pharmacy.

III. HOW TO APPLY

 III.1. Entry Requirements

Applicant 's Prerequisites

Application types

Group 1: Master or Bachelor in Biology, Biotechnology.

Consider for recruitment

Applicants who got Bachelor Degree should apply to be considered for recruitment in Master program in case they could not complete their PhD

The bridging courses are not required before applying.

Group 2: Master or Bachelor in the relating fields (Medicine, Fisheries, Agriculture (except agriculture business), Veterinary, Food process, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Information technology)

Take entrance examination to Post Graduate and be considered for recruitment to PhD.

The bridging courses are not required before applying.

III.2. Application Procedures

 

Consideration for recruitment: Applicants should provide the following documents

 

  • English proficiency is TOELF 500 or equivalence.  
  • Research proposal
  • Make a contact with supervisor who is Professor of school (for successful candidates only).
  • 02 recommendation letters from lecturers or researchers who are currently Professor or Associate Professor or PhD.
  • For those majors which require relevant working experience, applicants should provide evidence of time of experience that has announced in calling for apply.
  • Certification of good manner and no violation of the law approved by local residence.
  • Commitment to fulfill financial obligations for the Training course according School’s regulation.

Entrance examination:

 

  • Writing exam about General Biology
  • Interview about professional knowledge and research specialization.
  • English testing (according to regulation of Vietnam National University)

III.3. Apply for scholarship

  • Bachelor or Master Degree with at least honour class.

  • International or domestic publications; or Research award of Government.

  • TOELF 500 or equivalence.

  • Research proposal is assessed at least 85/100

III.4. Requirements for Scholarship holders

  •  Always make training progress on schedule according to approved program with GPA> 70

  • Meet the requirements in midterm report which is reviewed by research committee

IV. CONTACT US

 

 

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