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

Master's degree in structural 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 in the field of the structure and functioning organisms,
  • develop linguistic and numerical literacy,
  • read, translate and write texts in English,
  • use software based on the Windows operating system,

(subject-specific competences)

  • research the morphology, anatomy, histology and ultrastructure of plant and animal organisms,
  • demonstrate proficiency in optical microscopy and scanning and transmission electron microscopy,
  • carry out research in cell physiology,
  • carry out research in embryology or the field of modern developmental biology at the cellular and molecular levels,
  • carry out research in somatological and anthropological laboratories,
  • carry out research in plant physiology, in particular the mechanisms of symbiosis and parasitism,
  • carry out research in animal physiology,
  • carry out research in neurobiology, in particular in the field of the sense organs,
  • carry out research in the fields of structural and molecular neurobiology,
  • carry out research in the fields of ethology and neuroethology,
  • research the evolution of structure, function and behaviour,
  • show professional and ethical responsibility when working with animals and in biological research,
  • plan and autonomously lead a research project and interpret results in written and oral form.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all prescribed course units, for a total of 120 credits.

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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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  • A completed first-cycle academic higher education programme in biology consisting of 180 credits, either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed first-cycle academic 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 Biology; 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 biology consisting of 180 credits, under the former system or the present system, either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field, under the former system or the present system, either in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits in subjects from the first-cycle academic study programme in Biology; 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.
NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle academic higher education programme in biology consisting of 180 credits, either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed first-cycle academic 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 Biology; 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 biology consisting of 180 credits, under the former system or the present system, either in Slovenia or abroad; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field, under the former system or the present system, either in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits in subjects from the first-cycle academic study programme in Biology; 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 prescribed course units, for a total of 120 credits.