Biotechnology, BSc

Faculty: Science and Technology

Academic discipline: Natural Sciences

Qualification: Biotechnologist (with Bachelor of Science Degree)

Starting date: September 

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 513 /IELTS 5.5/oral examination)

Academic requirements: high school certificate; entrance examination in Biology and Chemistry (written and oral)

Duration: 6 semesters
ECTS credits: 180


Tuition fee: 6,500 USD/year

Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD


Short description: 

Biotechnology is a dynamically developing discipline whose main goal is to find biologically based solutions to various industrial, agricultural, and biomedical challenges. The Biotechnology BSc course at the University of Debrecen is based on the following pillars: (i) completion of a broad-spectrum natural science and IT module, (ii) acquisition of basic skills in molecular biology, and (iii) transfer of basic knowledge of natural science, IT and molecular biology in the rich repertoire of biotechnology subjects. It is important that we provide students with a large number of laboratory practices, with the help of which students can become familiar with the main branches of modern biotechnology.


Lecture, seminar: 50%

Practice: 50%


Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):

Year Main subject

General and Biotech Economic and Management Skills, Communication, Bioetics, History and Structure of the European Union, Physics, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Mathematics, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Informatics, Cell Biology, General and Applied Microbiology, Genetics, Scientific Method and Analysis, Institutional Visit


Analytical Chemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Cell Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbial Metabolism, Immunology, Physiology of Experimental Animals, Molecular and Microbial Ecology, Methods in Molecular Biology and Gene Technology, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, Quality Assurance, Risk Assessment and Safety in Biotechnology

3 Omics and Systems Biology, Physiology of Model Plants, Bioanalytics, Separation Techniques, Synthetic Biology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology and Cell Culture, Microbial Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural and Food Biotechnology, Thesis

Internship, practice: Students should complete a 6-week practice at a company or research institute.

Please find the bulletin of the program here.


Career prospects: Graduates may go on to a variety of subject-specific careers at biotechnology-oriented pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical companies as well as in laboratories of research institutes, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, environmental agencies, etc.

Graduate study opportunities: Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry MSc programs



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