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Jagiellonian University Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology
Jagiellonian University

Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology

Kraków, Poland

2 Years


Full time

26 Jun 2024

Oct 2024

PLN 20,000 / per year



The Molecular Biotechnology study program was created with foreigners in mind. This second-cycle full-time program is conducted entirely in English. The program encompasses 4 semesters of compulsory and elective courses and focuses on broadening knowledge of the molecular basis of modern biotechnology with an emphasis on practical uses of this knowledge in, for instance, improving human life and health, in industry or environmental sciences.

The main block of compulsory courses focuses on obtaining broadened theoretical knowledge and practical skills in molecular biotechnology, genetic engineering, biochemistry, cell biology, medical biotechnology, plant biotechnology, and the application of biotechnology in environment protection as well as in bioinformatics. Moreover, they attend courses: on practical and philosophical problems of science, protection of industrial property and copyright laws, and elective courses that the students may select throughout their studies depending on their own academic interests.

The study program in Molecular Biotechnology emphasizes developing practical skills. A student who attends a course in Laboratory Practice in the chosen science team of the Faculty and carries out a research project develops and broadens his/her array of advanced research techniques and tools used in biochemistry, cell biology, genetic engineering, and microbiology.

Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology is Poland's best research and didactic unit. Research conducted at the Faculty of Biological Sciences and Humanities focused on the processes taking place at the cellular, molecular, and atomic levels in plants, animals, and microorganisms. As part of its activities, the department cooperates with several dozen centers in Poland and worldwide. Also, it carries out research projects with companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Faculty building is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival in the southwest of Kraków and vicinity of other natural and science faculties of the Jagiellonian University. There are perfectly equipped laboratories and computer rooms that allow students to get to know specialized and advanced research techniques. Students may use the Natural Science Library which contains a multidisciplinary collection of books and magazines regarding biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, biology, zoology, geography, and related sciences.

The study programs conducted at the Faculty received several awards from national institutions dealing with assessing the quality of education.




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