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BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Registration - non-EU applicants


Career opportunities

The Biotechnology programme offers the choice between two specialisations:
– Industrial Biotechnology
– Experimental Biotechnology

Studies prepare for:

taking up a job as a: biotechnologist, microbiologist, biochemist, geneticist, biologist, laboratory analyst, laboratory technician, quality assurance specialist, specialist for drug registration in industrial research centres that use biotechnology processes, in research, control and diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, plant breeding stations, institutions for public economics, environmental protection agencies and departments of natural resources management, etc.

A bachelor’s degree entitles you to:

  • progress to MA/MSc programmes
  • progress to postgraduate studies

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Work placements

Compulsory work placements:

  • compulsory work placements (130 h) in industrial plants, laboratories, research centres or other institutions
  • realization of the work placement is possible in institutions, like:
    • modern and specialised laboratories of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research of the Catholic University of Lublin
    • companies in pharmaceutical and biotechnological branches or others cooperating with the faculty
    • a detailed list of possible places is available from the placement supervisor
    • it is possible to realize the work placement at the place of residence

There is the scientific circle of Biotechnology students. Members obtain experiences in research works and organizational skills.

Optional work placements:

  • possibility of study visits in selected biotechnology companies
  • complete offer available at the KUL’s Careers Centre – according to own predispositions, interests and labour market needs

Traineeships:

  • Students can do internships in enterprises and institutions cooperating with the University, including within the Employers’ Council



Skills acquired by Biotechnology graduates

Knowledge in biochemistry and biology, laboratory techniques and research tools.

Practical skills:

  • ability to operate laboratory equipment (e.g. application of chromatography and spectrophotometry techniques, radiometric tests and microscopes)
  • ability to prepare expert’s opinion in the field of chemistry, biochemistry and biology
  • conducting basic cell and tissue culture
  • conducting analysis enabling to evaluate basic immunological parameters
  • possesses practice necessary to work in research laboratories
  • planning and knowledge of building production lines
  • possibility to acquire additional skills in courses and workshops on issues of advanced chromatographic techniques, flow cytometry and quality control and internal audit

  • the graduate takes part in discussions about problems in the field of biotechnology using scientific language
  • prepares reports about topics dealing with biotechnological sciences and is able to present it
  • is able to work in a team taking up different roles
  • makes use of different media and is able to use obtained informations to develop and consolidate knowledge
  • the graduate is able to use a selected foreign language at B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • opportunity to improve competences during additional language courses and workshops as well as developing skills in the field of effective communication, teamwork and self-presentation

  • knowledge of basic concepts in developing individual entrepreneurships using knowledge in the field of biotechnology
  • during laboratory classes, great emphasize on obtaining skills necessary and valued on the market and for self-employment: independence, adaptability, honesty, creativity
  • knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts and principles in the protection of industrial property rights and copyrights
  • ability to use information from patent resources
  • the opportunity to improve competences during additional courses and workshops on self-employment, business and project management

  • knowledge which enables to use MS Office software
  • database management and creating images for presentation purposes
  • use of basic statistical methods and information technologies to describe natural phenomena and to analyse experimental data
  • ability to draw proper conclusions on the basis of data collected from different sources

  • knowledge and ability to apply techniques necessary to conduct research experiments in the field of biotechnology, biology and biochemistry (chromatography, spectrophotometry, microscopy, cell cultures, immunocytochemistry)
  • planning and conducting simple scientific work in the field of chemistry, biochemistry and biology
  • ability to use databases, including scientific literature, and use of databases to plan own research and to make conclusions on the basis of own results
  • ability to describe, explain and interpret basic chemical and physicochemical phenomena

 

Education requirements

The result is expressed in percentage scale.

Competition on the basis of secondary school certificate – the result of the written test is scored on the two of following subjects: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Each subject is 50% of the final result.

An applicant is required to submit one of the certificates confirming English proficiency at level B2:

  • matura examination in English at the advanced level in the written part only with the result 60% or higher,
  • or certificate confirming English language at level B2 (HERE you can find the LIST OF CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ENGLISH PROFICIENCY English B2 Certificates

The result is expressed in 1-6 or 2-5 scale, you can choose whichever scale!

Competition on the basis of secondary school certificate – the result of the written test is scored on the two of following subjects: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Each subject is 50% of the final result.

An applicant while registering is required to submit:

  • one of the certificates confirming English proficiency at level B2. HERE you can find the LIST OF CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ENGLISH PROFICIENCY – English B2 Certificates

Applicants with IB diploma issued in Geneva are required to submit required documents and will receive a maximum score if the total result on the diploma is at least 28 points.