The second-cycle of studies – Master’s Degree
The second-cycle programme of studies in the field of biotechnology at Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Polish Qualifications Framework. After completing two-year second-cycle programme of studies, graduates of the field of biotechnology obtain a master’s degree. They have extensive knowledge in the field of genetic engineering, including the selection and modification of microorganisms and cells of animal and plant organisms. They have the ability to gather and critically evaluate information in the field of biotechnology, as well as planning and implementing biotechnological processes in the food industry, environmental protection, and medical diagnostics. They also have extensive ability to use modern methods in the field of genetic engineering, medical diagnostics, and instrumental analysis. They can create genetically modified organisms and analyse the natural environment, food products, and medical products. They have the abilities related to the control of analytical process, including quality assurance and quality control in a biotechnology laboratory. They acquire the mathematical and computer skills needed to analyse large data sets. Graduates of the second-cycle programme of studies in the field of biotechnology are prepared to implement red (medical) and white (industrial technology) biotechnology projects. Graduates are also prepared to continue their studies at doctoral schools and do doctoral theses in the field of biotechnology and biological and chemical sciences. They are predisposed to undertake skills improvement courses and postgraduate programmes of studies.
Graduates of the second-cycle programme of studies are prepared to:
- design and conduct processes to obtain products with desired characteristics,
- use the acquired knowledge and skills in the development and optimisation of biotechnological processes,
- design and conduct experiments and research work in the field of biotechnology,
- find employment in laboratories and industries using biotechnology.