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Biotechnology (taught in English)

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Career opportunities

MA in Biotechnology programme offers the choice of two specializations:

– Biotechnology of bioactive compounds

– Experimental biotechnology

Typical career routes for our graduates include working as:

biotechnologist, microbiologist, biochemist, geneticist, biologist, laboratory analyst, laboratory technician, quality assurance specialist, specialist for drug registration in industrial research centers that use biotechnology processes, in research, control and diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical firms, plant breeding stations, institutes for public economics,  environmental protection agencies and departments of natural resources management, etc.

MA in Biotechnology graduates:

  • can progress to PhD programmes
  • can progress to postgraduate studies


Work placements

Extra-curricular practice:

  • 3-month paid internships for at least 35% of graduates (with salary up to the national average level and additional accommodation payment) enable a smooth entry into labor market
  • opportunity to participate in biotechnology company visits
  • professional practices in industrial companies, laboratories, research institutions or others (offer available at the KUL’s Careers Centre) – according to own predispositions, interests and labor market  needs
  • wide range of practices and study visits at modern specialized laboratories of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research of the Catholic University of Lublin

Students who want to develop their knowledge can participate in Biotechnological Study Group (e.g. through organization of conferences  and engagement in research work conducted at the faculty)

Skills acquired by Biotechnology graduates

  • knowledge of biochemistry, microbiology and biology; statistics that enables to investigate and interpret natural phenomena
  • ability to write the research procedure and applicable specification documents
  • ethical behavior for the time of planning and conducting the research experiments
  • knowledge of research principles in planning with use of techniques and tools applied in the field of biotechnology
  • knowledge of quality assurance at the stage of development, production and quality control of the biotechnology product
  • ability to obtain the rights under the external certification course: “Quality and Internal Audit Specialist”

Practical skills:

  • application of research techniques and tools in the field of natural sciences, in particular in biotechnology
  • free extra certificate courses: “Advanced chromatographic techniques” and “Flow cytometry”
  • application of statistic methods in interpretation of natural processes, analysis and verification of experimental results
  • practical application of the work principles in aseptic conditions
  • ability of undertaking basic diagnostic analysis

  • our graduates possess effective presentation skills with usage of multimedia tools
  • can properly determine the priorities for the task implementation while planning scientific experiment
  • possess teamwork skills, which allow them to take up all kinds of collaborative roles
  • students can participate in extra classes certified by an appropriate diploma: “Self-presentation in a business situation”, “Effective communication”, “Teamwork skills”, “Dealing with stress”, “Leaders’ course”

  • knowledge of specialized vocabulary in the field of biotechnology in English
  • read and comprehend complex scientific texts in English
  • understand and track specialized scientific literature
  • opportunity to participate in course certified by an appropriate diploma: “English Language in Biology”

  • can apply specialized software to use scientific tools and analize, werify experimental results
  • the graduate can use basic ICT tools, such as word processors, visual presentation software, web services and apps

  • describing and interpreting natural phenomena as well as analyzing and verifying research results based on statistical methods
  • critical selection of available information from various sources

  • skills necessary for running, functioning and development of individual enterprise
  • products and biotechnology market analysis
  • our graduates know how to apply for EU funds and how to manage EU-funded projects in biotechnology
  • skills for correct identification and founding a proper solution in ethical dilemmas relating to the pursuit of the occupation
  • knowledge of the protecting intellectual property and obtaining patents procedures, and using patent information
  • extra-classes in economy and self-employment certified by diplomas: “Basic economy for non-economists”, “Individual enterprise – how to open and run a business”, “Project management”

Education requirements

BA diploma in Biotechnology, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental engineering, Environmental protection and a document confirming your English proficiency at level B2.