Information on study programme

» Branch of study categories » Chemistry courses
Faculty Faculty of Science (PRF)
Study programme Biochemistry (N1406)
Branch of study Biotechnology and Gene Engineering (1406T012/00 - 1)
Level of acquired qualification Postgraduate Master
Form of study Full-time
Standard length of study 2 years
Number of ECTS credits 120
Qualification awarded Master (Mgr.)
Access to further studies Doctoral study programme  
Type of completion State Final Exam, Master's Thesis Defense
Study and Examination Code URL
Faculty coordinator for international students unspecified
Key learning outcomes Teaching comprehensively covers the basics and principles of theoretical and practical problems of biotechnology in relation to the applicability in microbial, plant, animal and medical biotechnologies. Is fully in line with current trends and the latest findings. Graduates receive the good orientation in topics of the regulation in living systems from the molecular level to the level of the whole organism. Emphasis is placed on understanding the molecular structure of genes, chromosomes and information macromolecules, practical applications of recombinant DNA technology and transformation techniques. Graduates understand the issue of the use of genetically modified organisms in biotechnology, the risk of their creation, safety rules with transgenic organisms, as well as ethical issues related to interspecies gene transfer and production of transgenic organisms. They understand the importance of methodological techniques of molecular biology, gene cloning and in vitro techniques, theoretically and practically applicable in biotechnology, with full ability to use them practically.
Specific admission requirements unspecified
Specific provisions for recognition of prior learning unspecified
Qualification requirements and regulations 120 ECTS credits, passing the state final exam, defending Diploma's thesis
Profile of the programme unspecified
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Graduate can applied his knowledge at positions in laboratory, research or manufacturing practice within the agricultural, food, chemical, pharmaceutical and environmental biotechnology. Graduate is able to creatively apply acquired knowledge in the development and management of biotechnologies. Is educated and skilled for assessment of genetically modified organisms, raw materials and biologically active substances for their potential biotechnological processing and agricultural applications, including economic and legislative scrutiny in the use of new biotechnology products. This knowledge can be applied in laboratories or production facilities of companies in the agriculture, food and pharmaceutical industries. Graduate can be employed also in research and breeding institutes, government institutions providing environmental control or in commercial enterprises engaged in the sale of biochemicals.
Branch of study guarantor Šamaj Jozef, prof. RNDr. DrSc.
Course list by year of study and semester
1. year 2. year Undetermined year
Winter Summer Winter Summer Winter Summer
KBC/MBIOG (3)
CRH/POS1 (1)
CRH/DPR1 (8)
LRR/MBT (3)
CRH/BPV (2)
Sum of ECTS credits
for compulsory courses 17
From the following group of courses and from the list of optional courses student has to register for sufficient number of courses so that the sum of their ECTS credits is 13
CRH/SB (4)
CRH/BRB (3)
BOT/MOA (3)
BOT/MOAC (3)
CRH/POS2 (1)
KBC/CGI (3)
KBC/PROT (3)
CRH/GFPT (2)
CRH/DPR2 (10)
Sum of ECTS credits
for compulsory courses 19
From the following group of courses and from the list of optional courses student has to register for sufficient number of courses so that the sum of their ECTS credits is 11
KBC/ENZ (3)
CRH/MSR (4)
CRH/CS (3)
KBB/AGK (3)
CRH/RP (2)
KBC/FYLAB (4)
KBC/BTCE (3)
BOT/MMSR (3)
CRH/DPR3 (14)
CRH/POS3 (1)
CRH/GFP (4)
KBC/MBTCV (4)
Sum of ECTS credits
for compulsory courses 23
From the following group of courses and from the list of optional courses student has to register for sufficient number of courses so that the sum of their ECTS credits is 7
CRH/ZHB (2)
KBC/BAM (4)
CRH/MF (4)
KBC/SMEX (4)
CRH/DPR4 (24)
CRH/POS4 (1)
Sum of ECTS credits
for compulsory courses 25
From the following group of courses and from the list of optional courses student has to register for sufficient number of courses so that the sum of their ECTS credits is 5
KBC/NPRCR (3)
KBC/PMFV (3)
Sum of ECTS credits
for compulsory courses 0
From the following group of courses and from the list of optional courses student has to register for sufficient number of courses so that the sum of their ECTS credits is 30
KBC/LBP2 (6)
CRH/BCBE (3)
ACH/ALC (4)
KBB/CTPSB (2)
KBB/MTSB (2)
LRR/BUCY (3)
ACH/HSB (2)
ACH/ANMR (3)
KFC/MSRM (2)
ACH/ELM (2)
LRR/HTRP (1)
KBB/OBVSB (3)
KFC/MOMO (2)
KBB/MONK (2)
OCH/CHBL1 (2)
KBB/MBTMM (2)
Sum of ECTS credits
for compulsory courses 0
From the following group of courses and from the list of optional courses student has to register for sufficient number of courses so that the sum of their ECTS credits is 30
KBC/BIOS (3)
OCH/KBCH (3)
KBC/ROBC (3)
BOT/OTP (2)
KFC/SDNA (2)
ACH/MTAC (2)
LRR/BNB (3)
ACH/PKT (3)
KBB/FPV (3)
KBB/GCPSB (2)
OCH/CHBL2 (3)
ACH/SEI (2)
ACH/INL (1)
Total 60 credits Total 60 credits Total 60 credits
Total 120 credits