|Study location||Hungary, Pécs|
|Type||Master, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Course code||Natural Science|
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
BSc degree in Biology and Intermediate English Language proficiency certificate,
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Hungarian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Succesful applicants are required to present original documents at the time of their enrolment upon their arrival (passport and original high school diploma OR BA/BSc degree OR MA/MSC degree – depending on the study programme’s requirement).
or: TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 72 points (www.ets.org/toefl) / Cambridge ESOL: B2 level (www.cambridgeenglish.org) / TELC: B2 level (www.telc.net/en.html) / ECL: B2 level (www.ecl-test.com/)
You do not have to submit an official English test result if one of the following criteria applies to you: English is your native language / You have continued your undergraduate studies in English / You have participated in a preparatory course organised by the UP or any other Hungarian institute (You have to submit the official transcript of your preparatory studies)
- BSc degree in Biology
The Biology MSc line offers full 2-year-education in biology. The study
program for the full-time training offers a complete education in biology, with
special directions particularly in molecular biology (neurobiology, genetics,
microbiology), and animal and plant ecology. Special directions from the second
semester offers more laboratory practice in molecular biology or more courses
in ecology. The basic subjects are presented in lectures, seminars and laboratory
or field work. The program provides a wider view of the related scientific fields
(biophysics, biological chemistry). The students will familiarize their knowledge
with the most modern instrumentation in our new research centre. It covers all
aspects of education, research and innovation in the fields of biomedical, natural
and environmental sciences. It also provides an opportunity to join the research
work in 22 different research groups operating in the building. The program
requires completion of 120 credits.
Type of entrance exam:
Entrance exam location:
Entrance exam description:
Making a 100-point ranking out of the admission requirements. 50 point could be given for the basic previous academic achievement and the other 50 point could be reached for the oral entrance exam.
Ms Erika Szilágyi-Kispap
Altogether 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Out of the 120 credits,
obligatory courses take 60% of it. Elective courses and Facultative courses take
out the rest of it. Approximately 20 credits of elective ones and 6 credits of
Facultative (Optional) ones. Thesis consultation and Thesis writing worths
another 30 credits and it is combined into the curriculum. From the third year, it
is required to choose a speciality.
At the Faculty of Sciences, the education is provided in a system of seminars,
laboratoris and lectures. Lectures are held for bigger audiences, sometimes
combined for similar sciences field together. At the end of the semester students
have to pass written or oral examinations. Seminars are usually more informal
study groups for a smaler group of students, where there is room for individual
consultation, discussion of the material and solving exercises. They usually
conclude with an independently written paper or an examination.
The grading system generally used by Hungarian higher education institutions is
•The highest grade is 5 excellent.
•Grade 4 is good.
•Grade 3 is satisfactory.
•Grade 2 is a pass.
•Grade 1 is a fail – the course must be repeated.
The minimum amount of credits to be collected in every semester is 18.