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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction



2 years

Faculty of Natural Sciences


Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook


Specializations offered:       

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology


Foreign language course offered:       English,7

Web page of the Faculty:                  

Characteristics of the study

The aim of the Biotechnology Master’s degree programme is to prepare students for advanced and independent understanding and interpretation of various biological phenomena, which are related with plant and microorganism biotechnology. Master’s thesis are based on a research project related to scientific profile of a department chosen by a student within the specialisation. Under supervisor tuition the student improves his/her skills - posing scientific questions and finding solutions to various problems linked with biotechnology of plants and environmental biotechnology, hence actively participates in the development of science.

The graduates in Plant Biotechnology acquire reliable and up-to-date knowledge of molecular basis of biotechnological processes, supporting the methods of plant production for modern agriculture and other industries (e.g. food, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industry).

The graduates in Environmental Biotechnology acquire the latest knowledge that enables them to apply specific biotechnological techniques necessary for the understanding and modifying biological processes in various environments.

Professional prospects:

  • research institutions
  • industrial plants applying biotechnological methods
  • pharmaceutical, food, agriculture industry (production, distribution, control)
  • waste-water and ground treatment plants
  • centers of solid waste processing
  • plant breeding stations

Additional important information for candidates:

Study programme, according to the assumptions of National Qualification Framework, proceeds according to ECTS system, enabling international exchange of students and offering a chance of further studies or employment in foreign research institutions. Especially talented students are offered an individual path of study under appointed tutor supervision. They can also broaden their knowledge by participating in student research clubs.

The study programme has been accepted by the Polish Accreditation Committee.

Admissions criteria

The candidates with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Engineer’s degree diploma in the field of biotechnology, biology, environmental protection or related disciplines may apply for admission. In the case of candidates from other degree diplomas (related disciplines), the decisions on qualification to admission process is taken by the admission committee based on the analysis of obtained learning outcomes and curriculum of completed studies.

Admission is based on the assessment of required documents submitted by the candidate (upon prior registration in Online Application System).

In the case when the number of candidates exceeds the limit of places, admission is decided by means of the ranking list, created on the basis of the average study grade. In the case of candidates with the same final diploma grade, the following admission criteria are further applied respectively: average study grade, and then diploma thesis grade.

A study candidate is obliged to submit a relevant medical certificate confirming the lack of medical contraindications to take up studies in this degree programme.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees

Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Tuition paid in full


Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN1,056.00
  • PLN1,056.00
  • PLN1,088.00


Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Natural Sciences

ul. Jagiellońska 28
40-032 Katowice
32 200 95 65

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73