SECOND-DEGREE STUDIES (Master’s Degree Programmes)
Faculty of Biotechnology and Animal Husbandry
Field of Study – Biotechnology – major: biotechnology in animal production
Level and form of study – MSc/full-time (3 semesters)
Tuition fee – no fees – funded by the European Union
Biotechnology is a field of study that combines technological competence with the ability to
use living organisms in animal and plant production, environmental protection, food
processing and production, biomaterials generation and many other domains. During your
studies, you will acquire extensive knowledge and skills in the fields of biochemistry,
microbiology, environmental protection, genetic engineering and many other technical and
natural fields. We guarantee that you will spend a lot of time in the laboratories, not only in
the course of the teaching classes, but also on carrying out your own projects, i.e. getting to
know the practical side of your future profession.
After graduation, you will be able to describe and explain complex biotechnology processes,
you will have knowledge helpful in developing and optimizing biotechnological processes
and their conditions. You will acquire information about cellular engineering, genetic
modification of organisms and its importance for humans and the natural environment. You
will learn the techniques used in the analysis and modification of nucleic acids and
proteomics. You will understand the principles of modern breeding and the role of
biotechnology in its improvement.
The graduate is given the opportunity to develop professionally in the field of biotechnology
as applied in international or foreign companies, corporations or institutions. The graduate is
able to conduct processes aimed at obtaining products with desirable characteristics and to
carry out research related to the protection of the natural environment. The graduate can apply
basic and advanced analytical and research equipment as well as technological devices in
accordance with the principles of safety and ergonomics of work in the laboratory. They are
able to plan and carry out independently biotechnological research, including innovative
research useful in the development of many branches of industry and agriculture, as well as to
interpret the results obtained. The graduate knows how to apply properly statistical methods
used in biotechnology, as well as modern computer programs used in modelling,
bioinformatic analyses and data processing. They know the ethical, bioethical and legal
conditions as well as those with regard to the implementation of biotechnological processes.
They have the knowledge about the principles of intellectual property protection. The
graduate has a thorough professional knowledge and skills as well as competences necessary
to perform professional work related to biotechnology.
The graduate is prepared to work in entities, dealing with biotechnological processes used in
animal production and environmental shaping, as well as, in entities related to the agri-food
industry. In addition, they are prepared to work in state administration entities as well as
research and development units dealing with biotechnological and related industries as well as
in research, control and diagnostic laboratories.