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Agricultural Biotechnology

Insitution:Szent István University
Faculty:Faculty of Horticultural Science
Course / programme name:Agricultural Biotechnology
Level of studies:Master
Qualification:MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology (Plant)
Language of instruction:English
Duration of the course / programme:4 semesters
Location/city of the course:Budapest
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The rapid development of molecular biological sciences requires the training of specialists who are able to transform these achievements into practically useful technologies and products in everyday agricultural and horticultural practice. They will be able to provide the required amount of quality food for the world's growing population. In addition, the graduates will have the know-how to develop new plant products (e.g. functional foods, pharmacologically active substances). It is a full-time programme and lasts for 4 semesters. In the first two semesters students acquire theoretical knowledge (molecular biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, plant physiology and microbiology) and a thorough training in basic laboratory techniques. In the last two semesters they prepare their thesis, i.e. on individual scientific work. This is accompanied by introducing the students to the latest developments in specialized fields of applied agricultural biotechnology. MSc graduates will be able to work in agricultural research, in agricultural administrative or executive positions, or as specialists in a variety of agricultural production technologies (e.g. quality control, the seed industry, development and controlling of micropropagation and GMO technologies).

BSc degree in related fields (Life sciences or Agriculture), min. B2 level of English
Entrance examination:Yes
Entrance type:oral
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral):B2
Minimum level of language proficiency (written):B2
Place of examination:Electronic

Assessment of the uploaded documents, language skills (language certificate is necessary: TOEFL, IELTS etc.), professional competence and motivation by programme leaders. Skype interview, if necessary.
Contact person name:Dr. Zsuzsanna Végvári-Kothencz
Contact person job position:International Program Coordinator
Contact website:
Availability of preparatory year in the Stipendium Hungaricum programme:0
Availability of specialisation year in the Stipendium Hungaricum programme:No
Min. students1
Max. students25