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Biology (Innovative Drugs)
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Biology (Innovative Drugs)

I.M. SECHENOV First Moscow State Medical University
Moscow, Russia
2 Years

Program Description

Within the framework of Biology program, Sechenov University provides you with the unique opportunity to master Innovative Drugs.

The Master's program is prepared and implemented jointly with the University of Burgundy Franche Comté, France. The program is aimed at training masters who are proficient in modern physical and chemical methods of analysis and are capable of setting and solving fundamental and applied sciences research tasks in the field of innovative drug development.

The best students (up to 5 people annually) are given the opportunity to complete the second year of study at the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté and additionally receive a master's degree in the specialization - "Innovative Drugs" of the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté, France.

Leading specialists from Russia and France take part in the implementation of the programme, much attention is paid to such topical disciplines as molecular imaging, pharmacoimaging, molecular biology and nanosciences. The scientific and practical orientation of the curriculum allows the graduate to master highly demanded professional competencies in the labor market, continue his scientific activity in leading Russian and foreign research institutes and centers, in postgraduate studies (PhD program), build his career in pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

Scholarship at UBFC is possible.

Accommodation fee per year: 3600 USD
Preparatory Department: 5000 USD

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level

Information about requirements:

  • Notarized translation of your passport into Russian.
  • Notarized translation of the education certificate into Russian.
  • Certificate of absence of HIV-1 infection translated into the Russian language.
  • Medical form of eligibility for studying in Russia.
  • Education and qualifications of all applicants must be confirmed by appropriate certificates, which are valid in the Russian Federation.
  • All applicants must have an appropriate level of the Russian and/or English language to pass entry examinations and complete the course successfully.

Entry examinations:

  • Computer-based assessment in: Biology (40/100)


Core Modules

Molecular and Functional Imaging

Modern Methods of Pharmacoimaging

Introduction to Nanosciences

Nanovectors in the Delivery of Drugs

Chemistry and Physical Chemistry

Molecular Biology

Physico-chemical Methods of Molecular Biology

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Biochemistry of Regulatory Processes

Drugs Development

Scientific Project Management


Pharmaceutical Technology

Methodology of Scientific Knowledge

Foreign Language for Scientific Communication

Research Work (University of Burgundy Franche-Comté)



Drugs development under the guidance of leading foreign specialists

Introduction to the organization of the research process in the laboratories of the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté

Performing independent research work, which in the future can serve as the basis for a scientific publication

Research work of undergraduates will be supervised by leading employees of the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté and affiliated research centers


  • Local and foreign pharmaceutical companies
  • Contract organizations
  • Research institutes and laboratories engaged in the development of innovative medicines, new materials, conducting research and development in the field of pharmacology, chemistry, materials science, analysis and forecasting in the field of medicine, biology, ecology.

Scientific work in leading Russian and foreign research institutes and centers, in postgraduate studies (PhD program).

Career in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.


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