Biology, Specialization: Medical Biology (BSc)



Name of the programme

Specialization: Medical Biology

Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
ul. Akademicka 19
20-033 Lublin
tel. + 48 81 537 52 16

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Mode of study Full time
Duration of the programme 3 years/6 semesters
Language of instruction English
ECTS points  180
Programme description

The programme is dedicated mainly to foreigners. Our BSc Medical Biology programme has been designed as an academic bridge (premedical studies) for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician, who have never before taken introductory natural sciences courses. The programme advances students’ knowledge necessary for entry into the professional programmes in medicine and helps them to fulfil the MD programme requirements.

These undergraduate studies offer also a broad-basis programme in biology underlying the basic training for the professional biologist, biochemists, microbiologists, and biophysicists as well as provide a strong foundation for many other career opportunities. The learning outcomes provide our graduates with professional skills and knowledge required for work in medical laboratories, research institutions, sanitary-epidemiological stations, environmental protection institutions, and science-based industries.

The graduate of the BSc Medical Biology programme has knowledge of basic disciplines of biology and biomedical sciences, including: developmental biology, microbiology, human anatomy, parasitology, genetics with elements of human genetics, radiology, elements of pathophysiology, basics of pharmacology, biochemistry of nutrition, applied biology in medicine, biological basics of herbal medicine, physical basis of instrumental diagnostics and physiotherapy, human immunology with elements of virology, pharmacological botany, biomaterial engineering in medicine, and biochemical methods in clinical analysis.

Training is given through: lectures, exercises, laboratory classes, field classes as well as experimental scientific practical training. The best internationally recognized scientists of the University belong to the teaching staff for this programme.

A bachelor's degree in science provides strong transferable skills for a variety of careers. Our graduates would enter biology, biotechnology and technology related career in scientific or engineering research and development, in science-based industries, medical biology and in teaching.

The Medical Biology BSc programme is in compliance with European teaching standards. Therefore, our graduates may choose to continue studying at UMCS or elsewhere in Poland or in the European Union countries.

Tuition fee

4000 EUR - for the 1st year (3800 EUR for the 2nd year 3800 for the 3rd year)


Tuition fee also applies to Polish and EU citizens as well as holders of a Polish Charter (Karta Polaka)

The BSc Medical Biology programme is offered in Polish (programme name: Biologia, specjalność Biologia medyczna) with no fee (please check the terms of admission section).

Application period 1st April - September 2021
Deadline for application September 2021
Academic year begins 1st October
Academic year ends Beginning of July
Entry requirements

The programme is addressed to candidates holding a high school diploma or any other equivalent degree. Admission of candidates is based on a highest final grade in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Astronomy or Mathematics taken in the secondary school leaving examination.
Prospective students register online in the Online Registration System (SOR) and file all the necessary documents within the deadline or until all the places available have been filled.

Registration fee

Attention! It is mandatory to pay the registration fee.

English language requirements

In order to be eligible for a programme taught in English, candidates must demonstrate that they meet English requirements for a given programme. 

1. Submit one of the document listed here: English language requirements
2. Submit a certificate of participation in secondary education conducted in English;
3. In the case of non-fulfilment of abovementioned requirements (1 or 2) an online interview confirming the level of proficiency and fluency in English shall be conducted Send an email to: to register for the interview.


Enquiries about course content, stducture and syllabus:

Contact person: dr hab. Małgorzata Wójcik prof. UMCS,

Course structure 2019/20

Admission enquiries:

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