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Molecular biotechnology

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MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY

 

Programme type

Master studies

Field of study

Biotechnology

Study area

Technological Sciences

Degree

Master of Technological Sciences

Duration

2 years

Workload

120 ECTS credits, 220 contact hours, 1780 self-study hours

Language of instruction

English

Location

Life Sciences Centre

Starting date

September 1st

 

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

  • The objective

The aim of this program is to train professionals who would like to experience of what studying a doctorate might be, whilst at the same time allowing to earn a high valuable masters level qualification for the carrier in industry.

The uniqueness of the program is a study based on individual interdisciplinary specialization according to student’s interest through projects in laboratories and individual contact hours (mentoring).

The graduate of this program will be able to plan and conduct a research project, understand and construct the methodology, analyze and present the results to the scientific community and society; effectively co-operate with scientists, engineers and managers; contribute to interdisciplinary teams in solving complex tasks.

  • Career opportunities

A graduate is highly skilled for the work at biotechnological industry and trading companies.

  • Access to further studies

The programme is designed with PhD study progression.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

A holder of a Master's degree in Molecular Biotechnology has good working knowledge in biotechnological processes and is competent to carry out independent and original investigations in the field of theoretical and applied Biotechnology. He/she also has acquired IT, team-working, critical and analytical thinking skills, has abilities of extending his/her knowledge without guidance and is ready to hold personal responsibility for his/her professional development.

COURSE INFORMATION

The study programme has the following structure:

Course Type

1st Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

2nd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

3rd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

4th Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

Compulsory Courses

Management of biotechnology project (5)

Biosafety and Bioethics (5)

Project I (5)

Entrepreneurship in biotechnology and LEAN system (5)

Project II (5)

Project III (30)

Project IV (30)

Elective Courses*

(based on fixed contact hours)

Structure and functions of Biomolecules and their complexes (5)

Cell Biology (5)

Applied biocatalysis (5)

Protein structural bioinformatics (5)

Imunotechnologies (5)

Next-generation sequencing (5)

Human Biochemistry (5)

Synthetic Biology (5)

Physical Biochemistry (5)

Analytical Biochemistry (5)

Molecular Diagnostic (5)

Confocal and high resolution microscopy; automated image analysis (5)

Gene-editing technologies (5)

Genetic engineering in biopharmacy (5)

Microfluidic technologies (5)

Biosensors (5)

Tissue engineering (5)

Stem cell technologies (5)

Molecular biophysics and self-assembling systems (5)

Non-globular proteins (5)

Lipid technologies and applications (5)

Applied Programming and Data Analysis (5)

   

*Requirements of minimal/maximal number of registered students may be applied

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Studies are finished by defending of Final Master Degree Project.

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS

The main form of assessment is an examination. Every course unit is concluded with either a written or written-oral examination or pass/fail assessment. Student's knowledge and general performance during the examination are assessed by using the grading scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (excellent).

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Technological Sciences and Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering).
  • English language proficiency – the level required - not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score 75/IELTS score 6

Applicants must submit:

  1. i) a motivational letter for the study programme.
  2. ii) a motivational interview will be conducted on the 10-point scale. Criteria of the interview: perspective vision of your professional life; English language skills.

iii) one scientific recommendation

APPLICATION AND SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

The grade for admission (K) is calculated by the following formula:

K= V+E +D

V – is the average of all bachelor grades (except for final bachelor thesis and/or final bachelor exam);
E – evaluation of motivation interview;
D – at least 30 credits of subjects must be from the fields of biology, molecular biology, chemistry or biochemistry..

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