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 as well as experimental scientific practical training. The best internationally recognized scientists of the University belong to the teaching staff of this new branch of studies.

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.

Our graduates may choose to continue studying at UMCS or elsewhere in Poland or in the European Union countries.

Tuition fee

4000 EUR

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.

Application period 16TH April - September 2018
Deadline for application September 2018
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 (IRK) and file all the necessary documents within the deadline or until all the places available have been filled.
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.

Check the general English language requirements.

Contact Course structure 2018/19: Study schedule 2018/19

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