Biology MSc

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Key information:

  • Duration of training: 4 semesters (120 Credits)
  • Deadline of application: 30/June
  • Starting date: 1/ September (autumn intake only)
  • Tuition Fee: 4000 Euro/semester
  • Non-refundable application fee: 140 Euro
  • Head of the Institute: László MOLNÁR CSc associate professor
  • Academic Coordinator: Péter PUTNOKY full professor

Description of the programme:

The Biology MSc line offers full 2-year-education in biology. The study program for full-time training offers a complete education in biology, with special directions particularly in molecular biology (neurobiology, genetics, microbiology), and animal and plant ecology. Special directions from the second semester offer more laboratory practice in molecular biology or more courses in ecology. The basic subjects are presented in lectures, seminars and laboratory or fieldwork. The program provides a wider view of the related scientific fields (biophysics, biological chemistry). The students will familiarize their knowledge with the most modern instrumentation in our new research centre. It covers all aspects of education, research and innovation in the fields of biomedical, natural and environmental sciences. It also provides an opportunity to join the research work in 22 different research groups operating in the building.

Why study Biology MSc at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Pécs?

Highly educated teachers with great professional research background.
Familiar environment in the education, possibilities to join research in many fields of biology. Safe and neat University City with more than 4000 international students, exciting historical and natural environment.

Admission requirements:

  • Demonstrated evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Certified B2 intermediate English knowledge
  • Motivation Letter
  • CV in English
  • Transcript of previous studies (and their English translation)
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) from 3000 to 3500 characters
  • The payment receipt of the application fee of 140 €
  • Medical certificate, vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B and HIV test)
  • Obtained BSc degree as follows:
Biology BSc Full credit value counting. No extra credit is needed.
In case of any other BSc degree, the enrolment into the master's degree program is conditional The minimum number of credits required to enter Master's program is 100 credits from the listed area as below:
- at least 6 credits from Mathematics subjects
- at least 6 credits from Informatics subjects
- at least 4 credits from Physics subjects
- at least 20 credits from Chemistry subjects
- at least 60 credits from Biology subjects
If the applicant could not collect 100 credits, it is required from the applicant to have at least 70 credits in the listed areas based on his/her previous studies. And the missing credits must be obtained and completed during the master studies as specified in the Code of Studies and Examinations of the University of Pécs

Selection:

After you have submitted/uploaded all the required documents, a professor from the Institute of Biology will contact you to suggest a date for a Skype interview.

Typical questions that can come up during the interviews:

  • Why did you choose the University of Pécs?
  • What is your preferred topic within Biology?
  • What was the topic of your BSc diploma and what grade did you get for your Theses defence?
  • How will you finance your studies and your living over here in Pécs?
  • What are your future career plans after graduating at UP?

Modules:

  • 1st year
    • Biophysics lecture
    • Molecular Cell Biology lecture and practice
    • Developmental and Stress Physiology of Plants lecture
    • Molecular Genetics lecture
    • Biological chemistry lecture and practice
    • Regeneration Biology and Tissue Engineering
    • Basic Forestry and Forest Research seminar
    • Data Processing in Vegetation Science practice
  • 2nd year
    • Biotechnology lecture
    • Conservation Biology lecture
    • Immunobiology lecture and practice
    • DNA Techniques
    • Genomics
    • Evolutionary Biology lecture
    • Diploma Work Practice
    • Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience practice
    • Data Processing in Vegetation Science practice

Future Job Opportunities:

  • Further Doctoral Studies in Biology (PhD)
  • Higher education institutions
  • Research institutes
  • Health care industry
  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Agriculture industry
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Nature conservation institutions
  • Environmental protection institutions

Application procedure: see How to apply

Further contact:
Erika SZILÁGYI-KISPAP
International coordinator
Phone: +36 72 503-600/24283
E-mail: contact

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