Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
Professional title: Master
Study Profile: general academic
Start Month: October
Semester Tuition Fee: 1600 EUR- internationals,
Laboratory techniques in biology 2nd-grade course provides a student with theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of microscopic techniques, techniques of phylogeny reconstruction, laboratory analysis, cell and tissue culture techniques, analytical techniques in hydrobiology and ecomorphology, primate genomics, methods of analysis and assessment of animal origin products. A course participant will be trained to handle professional laboratory apparatuses in order to develop his own professional skills independently. Knowledge gained during the studies will also include biology methodology, and statistics as well as bioinformatics. The course is designed to master general and specific analysis, analytical chemistry while handling optical and electron microscope. The course program covers the field of coloring and sustaining specimens and in vitro culturing techniques.
What will you study?
1st year Statistics methods in biology, bioethics, microscopic techniques, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, biological molecules marking techniques, basics of laboratory analytical techniques, ecotoxicology, cell and tissue culture techniques, foreign language. 2nd year Techniques of phylogeny reconstruction, elements of specific analysis, biotechniques in animal breeding, comparative genomics, analytical techniques in hydrobiology, analytical techniques in ecotrophology, foreign language.
In what form will classes be conducted?
Classes are conducted in the form of lectures (430 hours), laboratory, seminars and field classes (all together 570 hours).
How will you be assessed?
7-9 subjects will be assessed on the basis of the exam. The exam will comprise of open-ended and closed questions. All exams might be retaken according to the Study Regulations. Practical classes are assessed with grades as well as lectures which don’t end with exams. The final grade comprises of both results. All lecturers present the grading system during the first meeting. All subjects are graded on the basis of the student’s knowledge, practical skills and social competences in accordance to the subject syllabus.
How many ECTS points do you get?
Standard of education in Laboratory techniques in Biology provides no less than 120 ECTS credits for 4 semester course of study.
What qualifications and powers will you get during studies?
You will gain professional qualifications to work in the institution of higher and secondary education, research and diagnostic laboratories, government and non-government organizations concerning natural science. The graduate may continue the educational process and academic research on PhD programs.
Where will you be able to work after graduation?
Graduates of the Laboratory techniques in Biology can work as a specialist in:
- laboratories of various profiles (diagnostic, industrial, environmental)
- food and feed industry
- scientific-research institutes
- educational institutions
- work safety organizations
A candidate must have BSc or BA degree in Biology or in a similar area of study and meet the English language requirements on B2 level.
Admission process Intake period: May- September
Admission fee: 19 EUR (for all candidates)
Required documents and application info : http://www.rekrutacja.upwr.edu.pl/studies/72122/how_to_apply.html