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Qualification: Master's degree in molecular and functional biology (no legal status)

Master's degree in molecular and functional biology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • postulate, understand and creatively address problems, principles and theories,
  • think critically, analytically and synthetically in biological sciences,
  • demonstrate mastery of practical and general skills related to the field of work,
  • show a sense of professional and ethical responsibility,
  • develop linguistic and numerical literacy,
  • demonstrate familiarity with the technical terminology of the field,
  • use information and communication technologies,

(subject-specific competences)

  • carry out research,
  • demonstrate mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge about the universality of life processes and the numerous variants that exist as a result of various ecological niches, and their molecular and structural relationships and genetic diversity,
  • demonstrate knowledge of molecular and functional biology, which is today of key importance in understanding physiology, systematics, evolution of organisms and also development and exploitation processes for biotechnological purposes,
  • demonstrate mastery of new approaches to addressing biological problems.

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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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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Bioengineering

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

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  • A completed first-cycle programme in biology consisting of 180 ECTS credits or a comparable first-cycle programme in Biology, at another university in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed first-cycle programme in another field, either in Slovenia or abroad, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further studies; these course units – determined by the competent studies committee with reference to how different the field is and selected from the subjects of the first-cycle academic study programme in Biology – consist of 10–60 credits; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in biology consisting of 180 ECTS credits or a comparable professional higher education programme at another university in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field, either in Slovenia or abroad, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further studies; these course units – determined by the competent studies committee with reference to how different the field is and selected from the subjects of the first-cycle academic study programme in Biology – consist of 10–60 credits.
NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle programme in biology consisting of 180 ECTS credits or a comparable first-cycle programme in Biology, at another university in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed first-cycle programme in another field, either in Slovenia or abroad, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further studies; these course units – determined by the competent studies committee with reference to how different the field is and selected from the subjects of the first-cycle academic study programme in Biology – consist of 10–60 credits; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in biology consisting of 180 ECTS credits or a comparable professional higher education programme at another university in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field, either in Slovenia or abroad, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further studies; these course units – determined by the competent studies committee with reference to how different the field is and selected from the subjects of the first-cycle academic study programme in Biology – consist of 10–60 credits.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.