Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Degree Programmes

Biology «Macromolecular Engineering»

Programme Information

The programme aims at training highly qualified specialists in cell and molecular technologies who have practical skills to solve various research and practical tasks in biotechnologies.

Benefits of the programme:

Most of the lectures and seminars are devoted to the development of OMIC'S - data skills as well as the design and development of innovative means of data analysis in different environments.

Upon completing the programme, you will be able to:

  • carry out research and practical activities:

  • plan and carry out field, laboratory and applied research

  • develop and promote new biological technologies;

  • plan and carry out research on the model objects and subjects


Programme Description

06.04.01 . Biology. Macromolecular Engineering.

Duration of the Programme: 2 years.

Programme type: Full-time.

Language of instruction: .

Institute: Institute of Living Systems.

Courses & Study Load

ECTS value of the programme - 120 credits

Basic courses: advanced skills in silico and experimental design of functional macromolecules, regulated genetic systems engineering, modification of nucleic acids, the development of solutions for the creation of regulated complex molecular systems, bioinformatics, analysis of large data sets, programming environment, statistics, implementation of laboratory solutions in pilot productions.

Professional Training / Internships

This master's program includes a number of internships: teacher training, research work, practical training.

Teacher training.

            This training is aimed at obtaining in-depth knowledge and practical skills and professional competences for working in research and industrial laboratories.

Teacher training sets a number of tasks which consider obtaining primary professional skills:

  • to master skills of safe handling of chemicals and biological material.

  • to master methodologies, skills and techniques of laboratory work.

  • to learn modern methods and means to address research and practical tasks in genetic, protein and tissue engineering, as well as synthetic biology and biomimetic chemistry.

  • to acquire skills of independent research and practical work by performing various tasks on the curriculum.

Practical training

Discussion and choice of the research area for a graduate students. A student's own research work; identifying the purpose and objectives of the training; time-framing; analysis of relevant publications and on-line resources; selection of equipment and materials needed to carry out the research, introduction of safety rules and regulations.

Carrying out laboratory research aimed at gathering information. Analysis of the relevant publications from the collection of IKBFU library and on-line resources. Collection and analysis of background information. Testing of research methodology. Obtaining research results. Processing the received information with up-to-date computer programs.

Preparing research articles or abstracts for publication. Preparing a draft table of contents for master's thesis.

Preparing final documents: a journal, a written report with recommendations. Composing a presentation of final outcomes to be defended at the Departmental meeting.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can apply for executive and management positions in:

  •  Pharmacy;

  •  Agriculture;

  •  Science and Education;

  •  Food industry;

  •  Analytical and Experimental Centers;

  •  Innovative high-tech enterprises.

Admission & Tuition
To enter a Master's programme  applicants are  required to take the following exams:

  • Written exam  (or a test)  in the chosen field of study (100 points maximum)

  • Foreign language (a pass or fail  test)

We also accept international certificates of proficiency in English

Cambridge exam: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE; IELTS; TOEFL or

German: Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Goethe-Zertifikat Fit in Deutsch, Goethe-Zertifikat B1 / B2 , -Goethe-Zertifikat C1, Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS, test DaF, DSD B2 / C1, - telc A2 / B1 / C1 / C2, -ÖSD, -DSH.


Ilya MAZUNIN, coordinator of education programmes

Tel. 7 4012 595595 (6633)


Language of instruction: Russian

Admissions Office

14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041

+7 (4012) 59-55-96
fax: +7 (4012) 31-33-33