Molecular Biotechnology
Biological sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years (4 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
17,000 PLN/year (approx. 4,000 EUR/year)
Degree awarded: 
magister (equivalent of master’s degree)
Application deadline: 
Saturday, 4 May, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Please contact the Unit
Admission requirements: 

Final admissions result is calculated based on the interview is conducted in English. Its aim is to assess candidate’s knowledge in the field of biological sciences, fluency in English, including technical vocabulary in the fields of biology and chemistry, candidate’s aptitude and motivation to study the chosen field.

Admission to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: irk.uj.edu.pl. If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.

Detailed information about admission to this study programme, including information on the method of calculating the result, qualification criteria, fees, deadlines, and a list of required documents are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl


Programme description

The Molecular Biotechnology study programme was created with foreigners in mind. This second-cycle full-time programme is conducted entirely in English. The programme encompasses 4 semesters of compulsory and elective courses and focuses on broadening knowledge of the molecular basis of modern biotechnology with the 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, the application of biotechnology in the environment protection as well as in bioinformatics. Moreover, they attend a courses: on practical and philosophical problems of science, on 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 programme in Molecular Biotechnology emphasizes developing practical skills. 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.