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Qualification: Master's degree in biotechnology (no legal status)

Master's degree in biotechnology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge in the field of biological sciences, bioengineering and other natural sciences, and professional knowledge acquired through the study of theoretical and practical cases in the field of biotechnology,
  • address problems with the help of sources and an interdisciplinary approach, and transfer and use acquired knowledge in practice,
  • work in an interdisciplinary team,
  • effectively apply acquired knowledge in practice,
  • demonstrate research skills and intuition,
  • transfer, critically assess and apply theoretical knowledge in practice and address problems, above all by seeking out new sources of knowledge, through interdisciplinary work and through the application of scientific methods,
  • generate new ideas,
  • address problems and make decisions in practice,
  • make decisions in complex and unexpected situations,
  • communicate in an open manner and demonstrate proficiency in the use of information technology,
  • pursue lifelong learning,
  • communicate various intellectual concepts,
  • demonstrate independence and self-criticism,
  • show professional ethical responsibility,
  • show independence and self-criticism and develop constructive dialogue,
  • think analytically and act in the regional and wider area,
  • show a sense of professional and ethical responsibility,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of the operation and specific requirements of biotechnological processes,
  • identify and address problems and prepare strategies directly or indirectly linked to a biotechnological process,
  • plan new biotechnological processes and critically evaluate existing ones with minimum energy consumption and maximum adherence to sustainable use of environmental resources,
  • plan new bioproducts taking into account consumer requirements,
  • conserve natural genetic sources, perform target selection of domestic animals, and improve new cultivars and starter cultures,
  • acquire and disseminate necessary knowledge using available scientific literature in the field of biotechnology and related fields,
  • plan and analyse experiments/observations, evaluate them and select appropriate statistical methods.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and subject syllabuses, for a total of 120 credits. Students must write a master's thesis, which must be given a passing grade and must be successfully presented and defended in public.

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  • A completed first-cycle programme in biotechnology, either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, either in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits in subjects from the first-cycle academic study programme in Biotechnology; these credits are determined with reference to how different the field is and are defined for each candidate separately by the competent studies committee; the candidate must pass these additional examinations before enrolling in the master's programme; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in biotechnology under the previous system either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field under the former system, either in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits in subjects from the first-cycle academic study programme in Biotechnology; these credits are determined with reference to how different the field is and are defined for each candidate separately by the competent studies committee; the candidate must pass these additional examinations before enrolling in the master's programme.

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Bioengineering

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle programme in biotechnology, either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, either in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits in subjects from the first-cycle academic study programme in Biotechnology; these credits are determined with reference to how different the field is and are defined for each candidate separately by the competent studies committee; the candidate must pass these additional examinations before enrolling in the master's programme; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in biotechnology under the previous system either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field under the former system, either in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits in subjects from the first-cycle academic study programme in Biotechnology; these credits are determined with reference to how different the field is and are defined for each candidate separately by the competent studies committee; the candidate must pass these additional examinations before enrolling in the master's programme.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and subject syllabuses, for a total of 120 credits. Students must write a master's thesis, which must be given a passing grade and must be successfully presented and defended in public.