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Program description:
Biotechnology is a dynamically developing discipline whose main goal is to find biologically based solutions to various industrial, agricultural, and biomedical challenges. The Biotechnology BSc course at the University of Debrecen is based on the following pillars: (i) completion of a broad-spectrum natural science and IT module, (ii) acquisition of basic skills in molecular biology, and (iii) transfer of basic knowledge of natural science, IT and molecular biology in the rich repertoire of biotechnology subjects. It is important that we provide students with a large number of laboratory practices, with the help of which students can become familiar with the main branches of modern biotechnology.

Entry requirements:
High school leaving certificate

Entrance exam:

Type of entrance exam:
oral and written

Entrance exam location:

Entrance exam description:
The two main aspects of the selection procedure are the professional educational results and the English language proficiency. In case of a missing certificate about the English language proficiency we conduct a Skype interview in order to check the applicant’s English language skills. After evaluating the documentations and previous educational results, the applicant is required to take an entrance exam (online) and is admitted with a result of at least 60%.

Ms Annamária Rácz
Admissions Officer

Preparatory year available:

Specialisation year available:

Programme structure

Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):

Year Main subject
General and Biotech Economic and Management Skills, Communication, Bioetics, History and Structure of the European Union, Physics, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Mathematics, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Informatics, Cell Biology, General and Applied Microbiology, Genetics, Scientific Method and Analysis, Institutional Visit

Analytical Chemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Cell Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbial Metabolism, Immunology, Physiology of Experimental Animals, Molecular and Microbial Ecology, Methods in Molecular Biology and Gene Technology, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, Quality Assurance, Risk Assessment and Safety in Biotechnology

3 Omics and Systems Biology, Physiology of Model Plants, Bioanalytics, Separation Techniques, Synthetic Biology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology and Cell Culture, Microbial Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural and Food Biotechnology, Thesis

Internship, practice: Students should complete a 6-week practice at a company or research institute.

Career opportunities

Career prospects: Graduates may go on to a variety of subject-specific careers at biotechnology-oriented pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical companies as well as in laboratories of research institutes, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, environmental agencies, etc.

Graduate study opportunities: Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry MSc programs

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